Malcolm X’s Daughter
June 11, 2011 by Post Team
Malcolm X’s Daughter, The daughter of slain black activist Malcolm X has avoided a jail sentence after pleading guilty of defrauding a widow of 70 years of age, one of the bodyguards of her father, prosecutors said.
Malikah Shabazz will pay nearly 56,000 and credit card companies that defrauded the identity of the residents of New York Khaula Bakr, according to a district attorney in Queens, New York. Shabazz pleaded guilty to identity theft on Thursday in Queens Supreme Court on crimes committed between August 2006 and November 2007, the statement said.
“The accused, who prey on the nature of confidence from a family friend once close, has admitted her guilt in the commission of a felony and ordered to make their entire financial victims,”said District Attorney Richard Brown of Queens.
Because the sentence next month, Shabazz will have to pay the debt within a trial period of five years or she faces up to seven years in prison, the statement said.
“We are happy that she got her freedom and that she will reunite with her daughter,” said defense lawyer Russell Rothberg.
The youngest of six daughters of Malcolm X, was arrested in February Shabbazz Mars Hills, North Carolina, after being sought in New York since 2009.
Prosecutors said Bakr, the widow of a bodyguard who was with the day Malcolm X was assassinated in New York in 1965, received a letter from Wells Fargo Bank, informing him that he had a credit account with which he was defeated in the quantity and 28,789.38. Bakr never opened the account and never authorized anyone to do so on their behalf, the discovery of Shabazz after running a series of credit reports.
Three additional bills of credit cards also were found in the name of Bakr, along with an e-Shabazz in South Carolina. Prosecutors say the account records contained a letter with her signature Bakr and Shabazz as co-signer, requesting a new issuance of credit cards and checks with a new account and PIN number. Say Shabazz scored Bakr personally identifiable information under the pretext of needing the information for proceedings involving a child care power of attorney. Bakr provided the information, but says he never received the documents childcare activist’s daughter famous.
Shabazz pleaded guilty to one count of identity theft, among others, including charges of third degree grand larceny, third degree, criminal possession of stolen property, forgery in the second degree, robbery in the first degree of identity and first-degree falsifying business records, according to Rothberg.
Brown said the refund would reflect a “fair and reasonable resolution to the case.”
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