Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced Tuesday an Essex County man was sentenced to 150 months in prison for conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robbery of a Passaic, New Jersey-based club and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Thirty-year-old Shaheed Blamahsah, aka “Aboo,” of East Orange, New Jersey conspired with two others to rob a Passaic club at gunpoint. Blamahsah and his co-conspirators robbed the club, brandished a firearm and threatened an employee working in the club on September 6, 2015, according to court documents.
Blamahsah’s co-conspirators, 32-year-old Jimmy Cooper, aka “Flip,” of Irvington and 29-year-old Keontrae Lawrence, aka “Taz,” of South Orange, stole $26,084 before fleeing the area.
Lawrence pleaded guilty of the charges on September 7 and awaits sentencing. The charges filed against Cooper are only allegations.