Tuesday, February 22, 2011


MALCOLM X's daughter stole the identity of a friend and used it to fund a lavish lifestyle lawyers at a North Carolina court will argue today.
Malikah Shabbazz has warrants out for her arrest charging her with grand larceny, forgery and possession of stolen property for allegedly stealing the identity of a family friend.
The Queens DA's Office said the warrants were issued in June 2010, after she obtained credit in the name of Khaula Bakr, the widow of one of Malcolm's bodyguards.
It's alleged she then used the money to pay bills and other expenses.
The hearing comes one day after Shabazz and her sisters issued a statement marking the 46th anniversary of their father's assassination.

It said: "Our family remains united and spirited in our loving support and efforts to join forces with those who love Malcolm X.
 A law-enforcement source in North Carolina told The New York Post that Shabazz, 45, gave a phony name Friday night when cops and social workers visited a home she rented near Asheville to check on her 13-year-old daughter, who had not been attending school.
Shabazz went quietly and has been held in jail without bond.
Her lawyer, Sean Devereux, said she is eager to come to New York to deal with the matter. She's mostly concerned about her daughter, who was being home-schooled and is in the care of the local Department of Social Services, Devereux.
The criminal charges are not related to the bitter family feud between Shabazz and her five sisters over the $1.4 million estate and the potentially lucrative unpublished writings of her father and his widow, Betty Shabazz.
Malikah has accused her sisters Ilyasah and Malaak Shabazz -- who were appointed by the Westchester County Surrogate's Court to administer the estate -- of theft and other wrongdoing.
The sisters say Malikah took her father's writings and other belongings to Florida without permission and locked them in a storage trailer, but failed to pay the rent.
The items wound up in a California auction house, and the estate had to fork over $300,000 to get them back.

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