Lt. Gov. candidate Williams sentenced to time served

Aug 7, 2018

Lieutenant Governor candidate Jumaane Williams has been sentenced to time served after he was convicted of blocking an ambulance during a protest over the detention of a prominent immigration rights activist in January. 

A jury on Monday found the New York City councilman guilty of obstructing emergency services. He was acquitted of disorderly conduct and the more serious charge of obstruction of government services.  

The 41-year-old Democrat from Brooklyn was arrested outside a federal building over the detention of Ravi Ragbir, a citizen of Trinidad who has been fighting deportation after a fraud conviction.  

Williams launched his campaign to unseat incumbent Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul a few days after his arrest. They face off in the Democratic primary on Sept. 13.