MMA fighter Sergio Da Silva has been found GUILTY of robbing a bank in New York back in August 2017 … and now he’s facing up to 7 years behind bars.
The 32-year-old was convicted of 3rd-degree robbery after jurors viewed surveillance footage of the incident … where Da Silva is seen jumping on the counter and demanding cash.
As we previously reported … bank workers claimed Da Silva threatened to shoot them as he demanded cash at the Astoria Citibank.
Da Silva was facing 2 felony robbery charges. Since the security footage couldn’t prove he had a gun, he was found not guilty of 1st-degree robbery … which carries a maximum 25-year prison sentence.
Da Silva’s attorney, David Fish, tells TMZ Sports his client is planning to appeal.
Fish also said, “Thanks to the insight of the jury, he walked out of court a free man Thursday and was not convicted of any violent offense.”
Da Silva’s sentencing is set for February 28.
Senator Elizabeth Warren can’t hear all the Patriots’ haters … ’cause she’s too busy CELEBRATING YET ANOTHER TRIP TO THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!!
We got the biggest New England fan on the Hill out at Reagan Airport when she couldn’t help but gloat over Tom Brady‘s EIGHTH straight trip to the conference championship game.
“Hey, the Pats win!! I know, what can I say?? Talent, talent, talent!!!”
As for all the haters — the ones who say they’re tired of seeing the Pats make it this far EVERY year — Warren says she’s too busy loving New England’s success to hear them.
“Come on. Nobody’s envious. Everybody loves the Patriots. At least that’s what I heard!”
As for if the Pats will pull out the win over the Chiefs on Sunday and advance to their third straight Super Bowl … Warren says book it right now!!!
“We’re going all the way!!!”
‘Love & Hip Hop’ star Tommie Lee has been indicted on multiple child abuse charges — and the details of the alleged assault on her kid are horrific.
According to the indictment filed by the state of Georgia — and obtained by TMZ — Tommie Lee went to her young daughter’s middle school this past October and allegedly disrupted the class, slapped her daughter on the hands with her purse strap, slapped her across the face, dragged her down the hall by her hair … and threw her into a metal locker.
Tommie faces 7 charges in the indictment, and 3 of ’em are felonies. The rest are misdemeanors. If she’s convicted on all seven … prosecutors tell us Tommie could be locked up for up to 54 years.
We broke the story … Tommie was arrested twice in connection to this case — once for the alleged assault, and again less than 24 hours later for violating a court order to stay away from her kid … whom we’re told she went to see less than 3 hours after being released from jail.
She’s been in and out of jail (and back again) repeatedly over the past couple years now — all while appearing on “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Tommie reportedly said she’d be quitting the show.
Makes sense … she’s got bigger fish to fry right now.