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NYC Worker Charged With Selling Gun For Synagogue Attack Gets 27 Months in Prison

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Substack

SDNY COURT EXCLUSIVE, Feb 6 -  In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on December 2, 2022 a detention or bond proceeding was held by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on a man charged with selling guns to two men already in state custody for plans to "shoot up a synagogue," Christopher Brown, 21, and Matthew Mahrer, 22.

  Presented in Federal court on December 2 was defendant / gun-seller Jamil Hakime, who works with detained youth at the NYC Administration for Children's Services. Inner City Press was present, the only media (and only non-involved person) there. Live-tweeted thread (more on Patreon here) vlog here

Jumpt cut to January 24, 2023: the case has been indicted, and wheeled out to Judge Analisa Torres. She held a proceeding, and Inner City Press attended. Discovery is ongoing; the AUSA said the phones of the two co-conspirators are being reviewed and Hakime will get some but not all of it.

   From December 2, thread

On January 25, 2024, sentencing was set for February 6: "  ORDER as to Jamil Hakime: Sentencing in this matter is SCHEDULED for February 6, 2024, at 10:00 a.m."

On February 6, Inner City Press went, thread:

Judge: I am considering Judge Furman's recent decision in US v Chavez on the conditions in the MDC-Brooklyn jail... Mr Hakime has not been provided with the right water for his sleep apnea machine. But the gun he sold had an extended magazine.

Judge: Mr Hakime's conduct was reckless. The guidelines don't account for this, only for altered serial number or ghost gun. An upward variance is warranted.

Judge: Mr Hakime, please rise.... I sentence you to 27 months in prison. You forfeit the Glock and the magazine

Federal Defender: We object.

Judge: Any notice of appeal must be filed in 14 days.

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The case is US v. Hakime, 22-cr-699 (Torres)
Complaint on Inner City Press' Patreon here



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