The 23rd District Court Advocacy Committee met last Tuesday night, and here are the results of some of the cases they've been following:
Wanda Williams was convicted of delivery of heroin last July to a security guard employed by Cornerstone shelter on the 4600 block of N. Clifton Ave. She was sentenced to four years in prison, a higher penalty than normal because the crime took place within 1,000 feet of a school (Truman College). The security guard is currently awaiting trial, and the court advocates will follow that case as well.
Rahiem Ali was convicted of possession of a controlled substance. He was observed dealing drugs at Sheridan and Leland and fled when the police approached, then fought the police when he was apprehended. He was sentenced to three years incarceration, and will get credit for time served. (Not to be confused with his twin brother, Rahmon Ali, who's serving a four-year sentence for possession of 15+ grams of cocaine.)
Michael Greenstreet(pictured), a former resident of the REST shelter at Lawrence and Sheridan, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for residential burglary. This is his ninth burglary conviction.