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Violent Felony Offender Facing At Least 16 Years In Prison

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

A persistent violent offender is facing at least 16 years in prison after a Broome County jury found him guilty on two weapon and perjury charges Wednesday.

As a persistent felony offender, Amin A. Rashid, 45, is facing a minimum of 16 years to life and a maximum of 28 years to life in prison. He was arrested last September by Binghamton police for unlawfully possessing a loaded gun. Rashid was later indicted for perjury after falsely testifying under oath in a Broome County Jury proceeding in October.

"Lying violent criminals have no place in Broome County,” — Steve Cornwell, District Attorney.

“Amin  Rashid has lived a life of crime, and he will now spend at least 16 years -- potentially the rest of his life -- in  prison.”

His sentencing date is scheduled for June 7th.