Malcolm X's daughter held on probation violation

AP News
Posted: Dec 15, 2011 3:20 PM
Malcolm X's daughter held on probation violation

Authorities say a daughter of Malcolm X is being held without bail after violating terms of her probation.

According to the New York Post, Malikah Shabazz (muh-LEE'-kuh shuh-BAHZ') is due back before a New York City judge on Jan. 6.

She was arrested at her home in Mars Hill, N.C., in February and later extradited to New York. She was sentenced to five years of probation in July for stealing a family friend's identity to run up credit card bills.

Prior to her recent arrest, Shabazz had been living in St. Albans, Vt., where the St. Albans Messenger says she was working to open a restaurant. Vermont prosecutor Jim Hughes says New York officials thought Shabazz was still in New York.

A message was left for Shabazz's lawyer.