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Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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People v Thomas Robinson

On April 4, 2014, a jury found defendant Thomas Robinson, aka Jamal Austin, guilty of threatening a judicial officer. In March of 2011, Mr. Austin was representing himself during a civil litigation proceeding against Highland Hospital and the Emeryville Police Department. Mr. Austin’s civil litigation was dismissed in February of 2012, and Mr. Austin filed an appeal with the Alameda County Appellate division. During his appeal, Mr. Austin wrote threatening language in legal motions toward Judges of the Alameda County Superior Court Appellate Division. On January 28, 2013, Mr. Austin wrote a specific threat toward an Alameda County Superior Court Judge threatening the life of that Judge if he did not grant Mr. Austin’s appeal. Mr. Austin faces up to 3 years in prison for the offense. Sentencing will take place on May 2. This case was prosecuted by DDA Neil Layton with assistance from DA Inspector Simon Rhee.

Posted on Apr 4, 2014