Skip to comments.BIG JAIL FOR SMALL: Jamaat-al-Muslimeen member jailed in Florida.
Posted on 08/04/2005 8:46:00 PM PDT by Pikamax
BIG JAIL FOR SMALL
State: He's a terrorist
Mark Bassant Fort Lauderdale
Friday, August 5th 2005
Jamaat-al-Muslimeen member Clive Lancelot Small was described as a terrorist by the state of Florida and sentenced to 151 months (12 years and seven months) in prison on three gun related charges yesterday.
Small, 70, who was dressed in a light olive green prison uniform and shackled at the feet and hands, bent his head as Judge Dimitrouleas sentenced him on the three individual counts at the US second Federal District Court in Fort Lauderdale yesterday.
On the first count he got 60 months, 120 months on the second count (both to run concurrently), while he received 31 months for the third count to run consecutive to counts one and two.
Small's wife, two children, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren were present as he was sentenced.
Small, also known as Olive Enyahooma-El, was found guilty on May 24 this year before Judge Dimitrouleas.The three gun related counts on which he was sentenced yesterday were:
He did knowingly and willfully combine,conspire,confederate and agree with Keith Glaude and persons unknown to commit offences against the United States.
He did knowingly possess machine guns-Mac 10, 9mm machine guns-in violation of the laws of the United States; and
He knowingly received and possessed firearms-that is firearm silencers-which were not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
The offences occurred between April 17, 2000 and May 30, 2001.
Judge Dimitrouleas said he had considered the guidelines and saw 121-151 months a reasonable range. "I have found that Mr Small had a supervisory role in the gathering of the guns," he said, adding that he could not consider defence attorney's Joseph Gibson request to impose a sentence of 33-41 months.
He said that this might have been considered had the number of guns been 24 or less but the number was more than 24 (actually 80).
Gibson's motion to have Small's sentence reduced significantly because of his medical condition, was bluntly denied by the judge.
The judge, who spoke briefly, touching upon a heroin conviction Small had in 1971, said upon Small's release he will have three years of supervised release and should not be involved in crime with firearm devices or controlled substances.
There were also special conditions should Small re-enter the United States and the judge directed that the probation department submit a written statement on his release.
Dimitrouleas exercised leniency on the fine which could have been as much as US$250,000, and instead he attached a $100 fine to each count,which amounted to $300 .
Before the judge sentenced Small, US District Attorney Roger Powell in a brief address asked that Small not be let off easily. He said the defence had painted Small with a category one criminal history (which is on the lower end of the scale) when in fact he had a criminal past. Powell pointed out that he also had extensive involvement in past criminal activities.
"Nobody wants to label Small head of an organisation.This is a terrorist and the number two man in the Jamaat," Powell said.
Powell further pointed out that Small had been one of the men involved in firearm shipments which illegally left Southern Florida for Trinidad which was used in the 1990 attempted coup.
"He did it in 1990, we saw it in a picture of him carrying a gun and he's back doing it again before this court." Powell said that Small had supervised both Keith Glaude and Neville Reid. "Reid went to prison twice and Glaude once. How many people must go to prison before it is his turn? He has continuously lived a life of crime," Powell said.
Both Glaude and Reid who turned State witness against Small helped sink the Muslimeen member.
Small was given the chance to speak before the judge imposed the sentence. In his rambling three minute statement, Small denied that he had any knowledge of guns and that he had been trapped and lied upon."They lied from the beginning to end. What we see in the tape with Glaude taking weapons had nothing to do with me.When he made mention of posters and pamphlets it had nothing to do with guns."
Olive Enyahooma-El, I hope you like the general prison population!
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