The court granted a motion for compassionate release for individual with Scimitar's Syndrome, a birth defect causing an undeveloped lung and thus heightened risk, despite leadership role in previous criminal activity.
United States v. Moskowitz, No. 11-cr-793 (WFK), 2020 WL 2187770 (E.D.N.Y. May 5, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Delayed Surrender, Release
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail]
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