A Muslim man acquitted of torching mezuzahs in a Brooklyn building was slammed with 11 years behind bars for a single burglary count for which he was found guilty.
Ubiles was initially charged with arson as a hate crime for burning the religious objects that are affixed to the doorways of Jewish homes. But he was indicted simply for arson, and the hate crime was dropped.
Ubiles faced five to 15 years on the burglary conviction. “Given everything about this case and the defendant’s long criminal history, the minimum is not the appropriate sentence,” Chun said.
Defense lawyer Morris Shamuil said the conviction will be appealed.