Stating that it could see no basis for preferential treatment to convicted Guyanese businessman, Ed Ahmad, a New York court has given the US government up to Thursday to state its position on Ahmad’s request to serve his two-year sentence in a minimum security facility.
According to court documents seen by Stabroek News, Judge Dora Irizarry, who had sentenced Ahmad, stated in reply to the request for a minimum security facility that ”Thus far, the Court sees no basis for giving this defendant any kind of preferential treatment given the great leniency he was shown at sentencing”.
Referring to Ahmad’s lawyer, Steven Kartagener’s concerns about Ahmad’s fear of retribution because he testified against former New York Senator John Sampson, the judge said the “Court hereby directs the government—no later than July 20, 2017—to …to continue reading this article, please subscribe. Already a subscriber ? Sign In