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New jersey man pleads guilty, admits courtroom assault of u.S. marshals

January 13, 2012


NEWARK, N.J. – Wydove Brown, 41, of East Orange, N.J., admitted today to assaulting and resisting deputy marshals of the U.S. Marshals Service during a June 2010 Newark federal court proceeding, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Brown pleaded guilty to an Indictment charging him with one count of forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing and interfering with three deputy marshals while they were engaged in the performance of their official duties. Brown entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

The judge ordered the marshals to remove Brown from the courtroom during the June 9, 2010, court proceeding. Brown admitted to forcibly kicking, shoving and moving his body in resistance to the marshals once he was escorted outside the courtroom. He also acknowledged that he disregarded multiple verbal commands from the marshals to stop resisting.

Brown admitted that he fell to the ground after he forcibly assaulted and resisted the marshals, and that in the process, a marshal suffered a broken hand.

The charge to which Brown pleaded guilty carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing for Brown – currently in federal custody on the prior conviction for which he was being sentenced the day of the assault – is currently scheduled for April 17, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited deputy marshals of the USMS, under the direction of U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos Jr., with the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane H. Yoon of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.


Defense counsel: Scott Krasny Esq., West Trenton, N.J.

Brown, Wydove Indictment

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