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In SDNY Gun Trafficking Middleman Knott Gets 2 Hips and 36 Months From Judge Pauley

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 25 – Sean Knott was a middleman selling felons guns, one of which was used to pistol whip a child. On November 25 he came up for sentencing before Judge William H. Pauley III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.   

  Knott's lawyer Guy Oksenheldler of Forest Hills focused on his physical infirmities: two new hips after a dirt bike accident, two new knees on the way. Assistant US Attorney Sarah Krissoff said these were no reasons for a downward variance in sentencing.

    Judge Pauley marveled at how little Knott has done in the past year in the MCC and MDC -- apparently mostly "watch TV" according to a letter quoted that is not yet in the docket. Knott worked for seven weeks in 2018 in a deli, and for six months in 2016 at Adelphi as a janitor. Before that, according to Judge Pauley, nothing for ten years.

   Citing the need to avoid disparities with the sentence for lead defendant Chestnut, Judge Pauley on November 25 sentence Knott to 36 months then three years of supervised release. He closed by telling Knott that so far his biggest accomplishment was raising two children, or playing a role in their raising while defaulting on child support.

    It was a very personal sentencing. And only Inner City Press was there in the SDNY courtroom gallery. The case is US v. Knott, 18-cr-612 (Pauley).


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