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On Gun Charges Perkins Got New Judge And Now Pleads Guilty With Rhyming Poetry Cited

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, April 22 – Shaquille Perkins faces trial on felon in possession of a firearm charges. But not so fast.

On August 11 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge William H. Pauley III held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.

  First, Judge Pauley asked Perkins or rather his Federal Defender about alleged violations of supervised release including unscheduled stops at 803 Crotona Park North in The Bronx. "What's the attraction to that building?" Judge Pauley asked. 

 There was no real answer, other that it is on the route to treatment. Judge Pauley delivered an admonition about address and about Fordham Road, then asked about the trial date.  

  He explained that an October jury trial date was unlikely and proposed November 16 or November 30. He said space even in the large courtrooms will be limited and might require an overflow room with video.  

 Federal Defenders asked for time to confer with Perkins and that they would then e-mail Judge Pauley's deputy or clerk.

  On September 17, the case was transferred to SDNY Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who on October 8 scheduled a proceeding which Inner City Press also covered.

 The Assistant US Attorney announced that they had found that a witness in the case had been represented previously by Federal Defenders.

 Judge Rakoff did not seem pleased. But he signed an order removing Federal Defenders from the case and assigning Perkins a new CJA lawyer, Inga L. Parsons.
  On October 16 Parsons appeared again, by phone, urging with the consent of the AUSA a modification of conditions of release to allow going out to work. CVS was referred to; "all other bail conditions shall remain in place and binding."

Now on April 22, 2021, Perkins appeared before Judge Rakoff to plead guilty. Inner City Press again covered it. Judge Rakoff began by saying only two poets in the English language still write in rhymes - Inga Parsons and Jed Rakoff. (But see (DC) and here (SDNY)). The plea was taken.

The case is US v. Perkins, 19-cr-705 (Rakoff)


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