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Malcolm X Daughter Accused of Identity Theft

In February 2011 on February 28, 2011 at 7:32 am

Published: February 21, 2011NORTH CAROLINA- Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X was arrested in Mars Hill, North Carolina and charged with identity theft.

The New York Times reports:

The warrant included charges of grand larceny and identity theft. A law enforcement official said Ms. Shabazz was accused of stealing the identity of a family friend, the widow of one of Malcolm X’s bodyguards, and taking about $30,000 to pay bills and other personal expenses.

One of Malcolm X’s daughters is being held in North Carolina on an arrest warrant from Queens, stemming from an accusation that she stole from the widow of one of her father’s bodyguards, the authorities said Monday.

The daughter, Malikah Shabazz, was arrested Friday night in Mars Hill, N.C., and faces an extradition hearing on Tuesday.

Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina were investigating a call that a child at her home was not attending school, Ms. Shabazz’s lawyer, Sean Devereux, told The Associated Press. Mr. Devereux said that Ms. Shabazz’s daughter was being home-schooled, The A.P. reported. But when deputies discovered Ms. Shabazz’s warrant, which was from 2009, they arrested her.

The warrant included charges of grand larceny and identity theft. A law enforcement official said Ms. Shabazz was accused of stealing the identity of a family friend, the widow of one of Malcolm X’s bodyguards, and taking about $30,000 to pay bills and other personal expenses.

Ms. Shabazz, 45, was born a few months after her father was assassinated in Harlem on Feb. 21, 1965, by members of the Nation of Islam. She is involved in a dispute with her sisters over the estate left by their mother, Betty Shabazz, who died in 1997 in a fire set by one of her grandsons.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: February 23, 2011

An article in some editions on Tuesday about the arrest of one of Malcolm X’s daughters on theft charges referred incorrectly to his association with the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X had split with the group about a year before his assassination; he was not a member at the time he died.

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