Guyana Drug Lord To Be Sentenced Next Week


CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Oct. 6, 2009: Self-confessed Guyana drug lord, Shaheed `Roger` Khan, is set to be sentenced next Friday in a Brooklyn court.

Sentencing is set for 2 p.m. eastern standard time.  Prosecutors want Judge Dora Irizarry to sentence Khan to 15 years in jail and nothing less. Under the plea agreement, Khan faces 15 years imprisonment; five years supervised release, a $300 special assessment, as well as fines and restitutions.

Federal prosecutors want the Court to impose a fine not greater than US$4 million.

On March 16, 2009, Khan changed his not guilty plea to guilty and admitted to conspiring to import 5 kilograms or more of cocaine into the United States between January 2001 and June 2006; to obstruct justice between May and September of 2008  and to being in possession of a firearm on November 29,

He also agreed to waive his right to appeal. The federal government, based on the plea, agreed not to bring any additional charges in New York, relating to the charges.

Khan may face additional charges after he is deported back to Guyana if local law enforcement officials decide that is appropriate, federal prosecutors say.


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