Your Black Woman reports.
Malikah Shabazz, the youngest daughter of Malcolm X, has been sent to jail for failing to repay an elderly woman she robbed. Shabazz was sent to jail by a judge in Queens who'd told her that she would be incarcerated if she failed to make the payments that were due to the woman. Shabazz was convicted of stealing $55,000 from the woman by defrauding her.
After the original conviction, Shabazz was told by the judge to pay out $1,229 in restitution to the woman, which allowed her to be on five years probation instead of going to prison. Instead, Shabazz ignored the judge's order and stopped making payments. She also allegedly violated the order to remain in the state of New York during the probationary period.
Shabazz has been living in Vermont, and had $800 in her pocket when she was arrested. She is now 46 years old and has 50 months to repay $55,000. If she fails to pay the woman back, she'll be sent to prison for seven years.
Back in June, Shabazz pleaded guilty to identity theft when she opened credit card accounts in the name of Khaula Bakr, 70-year old woman. The woman is the wife of one of her father's murdered bodyguards.