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Man in Wheelchair Pleaded Guilty to 1 Kilo of Heroin with Fentanyl, Gets 8 Years amid Tears

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 11 –Amin Butler was charged with selling a kilo of heroin laced with fentanyl in The Bronx in May 2021. Now he wanted to plead guilty. But he is in a wheelchair, and in custody. 

   On September 16, 2022, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis J. Liman held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. 

  It was agreed that Butler would be in Judge Liman's courtroom 15C on September 27, 2022 at 10 am to plead guilty.

Jump cut to September 11, 2023, when Amin Butler was up for sentencing before Judge Liman. The guideline was 108 to 135 months. Amin Butler, speaking movingly for himself, said "I know I broke their hearts." At least two women in the gallery sobbed.

  Judge Liman, after a break, expressed sympathy but emphasized that he had to go on evidence, not works. He sentenced Butler to 96 months - eight years. There was more crying, and some goodbyes, before Butler left in non-elective wheelchair.

The case is US v. Butler, 21-cr-621 (Liman) 


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