Saturday, September 15, 2007


Drug-rap defendant had more pot in court, says DA

‘Maharaj, 25, was all set to walk out of 1st District Court in Hempstead a free man, having already served the 10 days he was facing as his jail sentence.

But, according to Steven Schwartz, chief of the Nassau district attorney’s office District Court Bureau, Judge Norman St. George required Maharaj to surrender his conditional driver’s license as part of the plea deal.

Maharaj handed over the paper document to the judge’s clerk, who proceeded to open the folded-up record.

“She looked at it and was kind of stunned,” Schwartz said. In the creases of the paper was marijuana.”

The clerk then showed the loose buds to the judge, who had Maharaj rearrested for marijuana possession, Schwartz said.’

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