BREAKING: Fattah Jr. Sentenced to Five Years in Jail
The son and namesake of the Congressman (who is in the midst of his own legal troubles) was sentenced by Judge Harvey Bartle III. He was found guilty last November on 22 counts revolving around several cases of fraud.
“Your Honor, I’m 33 years old,” Fattah told Judge Bartle. “Despite these convictions, I try my best to be a law-abiding citizen. I never had any criminal matter before this case. I don’t think I can survive an incarceration term, but I will try my best.”
“Mr. Fattah, you had many opportunities and advantages that most young people could only dream about,” the Judge told him. “You made a plethora of bad choices of your own free will.”
Fattah Jr. was sentenced to five years in prison as well as an additional five years of probation. He’ll also have to pay $1.1 million in restitution.
The judge denied a request from Fattah to turn himself in later and he was immediately taken into custody.
Fattah’s father was present in the courtroom during the hearing. He’ll face Judge Bartle in May.