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Peter Coates Convicted of Brooklyn Attempted Robbery in 1990 Returned to SDNY Now EDNY

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 8 – Peter Coates was convicted on November 15, 1990 of attempted robbery in Brooklyn.

He was charged in 2005 as a felon in possession of a firearm, a loaded .45 caliber Fabrinor-Victoria Firestorm semiautomatic, and pled guilty on January 19, 2007 before then U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge George A. Yanthis.  

On January 12, 2012, SDNY Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein sentenced Coates to another 10 months in the Butner facilities, for a Violation of Supervised Release (VOSR), petit larceny under New York State penal Law Section 155.25.  

Judge Hellerstein sentenced him again, to eight months starting December 12, 2013 for failure to comply with substance abuse testing.

  On February 5, 2020 Coates reappeared before SDNY Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn, on another VOSR. His lawyer consented to his detention before a scheduled February 12 appearance before Judge Hellerstein. Inner City Press' @SDNYLIVE tweet here.

  Jump cut to September 8, when Coates was sentenced by Judge Hellerstein. Inner City Press again covered it. While Judge Hellerstein showed mercy, Coates at the end insisted that his Probation Officer is setting him up to go back to jail.

 Judge Hellerstein insisted that he, not Coates, got to choose the Probation Officer - who then noted that jurisdiction would be passed to the Eastern District of New York. This, Judge Hellerstein signed off on. The case is US v. Coates, 05-cr-1073 (Hellerstein / Netburn). 


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