Have you ever been in jail? If so, what was it for and how long were you in there for?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 14, 2020 04:57 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 14, 2020 04:57 AM

In response to a similar question (concerned “prison” versus “jail”), I posted the following on December 16, 2018:

On November 10, 1988, a federal jury found me guilty after a four-day trial for the following crimes committed on June 21, 1988:

1) armed bank robbery (Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2113(a)(d));

2) abduction of a person to facilitate commission of an offense (18 U.S.C., Section 2113(e));

3) conspiracy to commit bank robbery (the actual charge that caused my conviction to be upheld on all other offenses) (18 U.S.C., Section 371), and

4) use of a weapon during commission of a crime of violence (18 U.S.C., Section 924(c)).

On February 24, 1989, a federal judge sentenced me to a total of 420-months (300-months on Count 1, 360-months on Count 2, 60-months on Count 3, all concurrent (running together), and a consecutive 60-months for Count 4).

I wrote about the crimes and experience in “The Price of Change” and “No Sympathy”
Wayne T. Dowdy” in your search engine).

I do not deny that I needed to be sent to prison; however, the thirty-five years for my role in the offense is more debatable. My role in the offenses were being a second getaway vehicle driver; never accused of being near the bank, or of physically abducting anyone or possessing a firearm. I was convicted of what is known as the Pinkerton Theory of Liability: accountable for all offenses that occurred during the conspiracy to commit a crime.

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