BREAKING: Sebastian Telfair Sentenced To Multiple Years In Prison In Gun Case
Former Portland Trailblazer player Sebastian Telfair will have a few years to think about what he did after he received a 3-year sentence for driving around Brooklyn with a loaded gun.
The 33-year-old was sentenced to three and a half years after a Brooklyn jury found him guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in April, prosecutors said.
“As we previously reported … the 34-year-old former high school phenom was busted back in June 2017 in Brooklyn …. after cops found an arsenal of weapons in his car during a traffic stop.
Officials say the former Trail Blazer, Celtic, Clipper and Timberwolf (to name a few) had 3 pistols and what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle.
Telfair was convicted of one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon back in April … and was facing up to 15 years behind bars, so it could’ve been worse for the hooper.”
This was a trial that featured Telfair’s wife and former mistress testifying against him while his current girlfriend was looking on in support of him.
“This defendant exercised his right to a jury trial and was found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm,” District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement. “The mandatory prison sentence he received today is required by law and he has now been held accountable for the unlawful conduct.”
Telfair played for various teams before leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2014 and joining a Chinese basketball team.