The Collin County District Attorney's Office filed a probation revocation felony against Abdulmalik Ado-Ibrahim for violating the terms of his deferred adjudication deal on a lesser perjury charge stemming from his initial theft and deception trial that ended in acquittal.
Christopher Milner, chief prosecutor of the DA's special prosecution unit, said officials filed a probation revocation warrant for Ado-Ibrahim two weeks ago. He received word from an unidentified "victim" who claimed Ado-Ibrahim had stolen over $200,000 from them during his probationary period.
Milner said a probation revocation doesn't require the same evidence as an indictment or felony charge.
"Here, it's just the preponderance of the evidence," Milner said.
A warrant was issued for Ado-Ibrahim's arrest. He was taken to the Collin County Detention Center the following week where he posted a $10,000 bond the following Saturday, according to jail records.
Milner also said the court approved the DA's Office's request for Ado-Ibrahim to surrender his passport.
Malik Ibrahim, who also goes by the names Adulmalik Ado-Ibrahim, Malik Ado-Ibrahim, and Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim, entered into a probation agreement with prosecutors in February of 2009 on one lesser perjury charge in exchange for dismissing the remaining six aggravated perjury charges.
Ibrahim's agreement placed him on 18 months of probation and orders him to pay a $2,500 fine in connection with his charge. Deferred adjudication is a special form of probation that allows a defendant to serve time for their charge without admitting guilt. The defendant is placed on a period of supervision and must also meet several other contractual obligations that could include community service hours and court-ordered counseling, according to the Texas Bar Association.
The Collin County District AttorneyÕs Special Crimes Unit accused Ibrahim of stealing approximately $750,000 from Robert Richardson Sr. of McKinney. Witnesses said Ibrahim claimed he would put Richardson Sr.Õs money in a Bank of America account and use it to match corporate sponsorships to fund races for his son, NASCAR Busch Series driver Robert Richardson Jr. A grand jury indicted Ibrahim on a first-degree felony count of theft over $200,000 and a second-degree felony count of securing execution of a document by deception and filed the case in 380th District Court. A jury acquitted him of all charges in January of 2008.
IbrahimÕs perjury charges stemmed from an indigence hearing and a deposition he gave leading up to his theft and deception trial last January. The perjury, theft and deception charges were also filed by the Collin County District AttorneyÕs Special Crimes Unit, according to court records.
The SCU alleged Ibrahim made several Òinconsistent statementsÓ regarding plane tickets he purchased to Malaysia during a deposition in a separate civil case filed by Precision Preparation, a liability company in North Carolina. He claimed the tickets were paid through an account and given back to an unidentified woman and in another instance, he claims he didnÕt know if they were paid through another company, according to the indictment.
The SCU also claims he gave conflicting testimony in two district courts about whether he owned a brokerage account, about $200,000 he received from another unidentified woman that he claims he placed in an off-shore account, about money he paid to an unidentified man in his criminal trial and about a masterÕs degree he claims to have received from the University of Southern California.