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Hipolito Thomas Got 32 Months for Shooting in 2021 For New Shooting 2023 Gets 71 Months

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 1 – Hipolito Thomas was sentenced in 2014 to time served (426 days) for distributing crack cocaine, a felony.

   On September 12, 2020 there was a shooting near 206 Willis Avenue in The Bronx. Thomas was arrested as a felon in possession of ammunition. He has been in the Essex County Jail since.  

On October 20 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge J. Paul Oetken held an arraignment for Thomas. Inner City Press covered it.   

The Assistant US Attorney described discovery as consisting of video, social media, and an "attempted post-arrest interview."

Thomas pled guilty on July 14, 2021, and on November 30, 2021 he was sentenced to 32 months.

That case is US v. Thomas, 20-cr-516 (Oetken)

Jump cut to April 21, 2023. Inner City Press was covering the SDNY Magistrates Court when Hipolito Thomas was brought in - he is charged with firing a gun, again, this time on March 4, 2023. He was detained.

On May 1, 2024, Thomas' lawyer submitted a sentencing memo asking for 37 months, saying it had been a disagreement about sandwich price ($7 each), not an attempt to obtain property.

On May 14, Thomas got 71 months and three years of supervised release.

This new case is US v. Thomas, 23-cr-162 (Rochon)


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