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Man Charged with Robbing Bronx Tax Biz in NYY Cap Pled Guilty Now Gets 7 Years

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 2 – Joseph Sanders charged with the armed robbery of a tax preparation business on 183rd Street and Grand Avenue in The Bronx on November 2, 2022.  

   On March 6, 2023 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York  Judge Katherine Polk Failla held a proceeding. Inner City Press went and covered it.

   The complaint has numerous photographs including of the Getaway Vehicle with distinctive damage to its back corner panel, including "tape lining and holding the panel."

The is a photo of the car's license plate, KRR 7852 - registered to Sanders. There is also the defendant, in a New York Yankees cap - and a dread locks wig. 

Sanders, in detention, was brought in by US Marshals.

His Federal Defender asked for a month.

On April 4, unsealed were the prosecutors' January and March 2023 letters asking for discovery production to be delayed to not tip Sanders off to their investigations of March and April 2022 robberies.

On December 1, 2023 Judge Failla scheduled a change of plea hearing.

It happened, and on April 18 Sanders' counsel filed a request for an 80 month sentence. Sentencing wa set for May 2.

On May 2, Sanders got 84 months - that is, seven years: "JOSEPH SANDERS was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla to nine years in prison in connection with committing 11 armed robberies of bodegas, smoke shops, and other retail businesses across the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn."

  The case is USA v. Sanders, 22-cr-697 (Failla)


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