Woman arrested for threatening prosecutors after husband and brother arrested for drug trafficking

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Authorities say a 37-year-old woman formerly of New York City, whose brother and husband are imprisoned for various felony convictions, issued a death threat via Facebook toward a federal prosecutor who was involved in her brother’s case that saw him put in prison.

The threat delivered through Facebook was prefaced by the woman wanting to see that prosecutor, as well as another federal prosecutor and an assistant district attorney in Staten Island, fired – or else she would “murder” the originally mentioned prosecutor.

Yasmeya Mehmeti is the woman allegedly behind the Facebook threat, which was reportedly posted back in April, and she was arrested on September 15th.

During an appearance in federal court in Winston-Salem, a federal judge noted that her case is going to be transferred to Brooklyn, New York, which may have to do with the unnamed victims who were threatened being in New York.

In a redacted account of the alleged April 10th Facebook, Yasmeya Mehmeti purportedly wrote the following:

“I want immediate release for my brother, it’s definitely not a want in all actuality it’s a motherfucking need! I will go to old ways & habits! Don’t Fuck with me! My demands ain’t being met enough yet.”

“I want [JANE DOE 2], [JANE DOE 3] & this corrupted bitch [JANE DOE 1] to lose their jobs or else I will Str8 murder [JANE DOE 1] of the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn… I play Chess with your fucking heads on the concrete floor in a Staten Island basement some damn where.”

Apparently Yasmeya Mehmeti is aggrieved over her 36-year-old brother, Pearlie Johnson, being incarcerated. Johnson was convicted in Brooklyn Federal Court on weapons possession charges back in 2008 and was sentenced to 16-and-a-half years behind bars.

However, Johnson isn’t due for release until 2031 – because he apparently got some extra time added to his sentence after he was found guilty of assaulting another inmate during his incarceration.

Johnson has reportedly petitioned the courts earlier in 2021, requesting a compassionate release while citing the extra conviction he attained while in prison.

Yasmeya Mehmeti also allegedly posted an angry rant video on Facebook the same day of the alleged threatening post, expressing her disdain toward lawyers who represented both her brother and husband, who is also in prison, in their respective cases:

“I want your mother fucking head motherfucker, fucking lawyers piss me off, sell my brother out to the fucking feds and government.”

Enver Mehmeti, Yasmeya’s husband, was also convicted out of Brooklyn Federal Court in 2009 after pleading guilty to selling cocaine.

Prosecutors stated in 2009 that although her husband and brother were convicted in Brooklyn Federal Court, Yasmeya was also participating in the same drug trafficking enterprise that her husband eventually ran.

Prosecutors said Yasmeya was the boss of the narcotics ring that operated out of New Jersey. When she was arrested by authorities in New Jersey in 2007, she gave her husband, Enver, command of the illicit outfit.

Yasmeya Mehmeti’s have been complicated in recent times, to say the least, as her federal case comes shortly after she pleaded guilty to an assault case in North Carolina regarding her attacking a guard at Duke University.

The federal charges Yasmeya Mehmeti is facing is still unclear, as the case will be officially handled out of New York, where she is being transferred by federal authorities.

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Democrat state rep who threatened to call governor jailed after violating bond terms multiple times in DUI case

(Originally published September 16th, 2021)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MI – Democratic state Rep. Jewell Jones was taken into custody on September 14th after a judge revoked his bond for Rep. Jones allegedly violating the terms of his bond multiple times in a pending DUI case.

One of the easiest ways to stay out of jail while on bond and a court case works through the system is for one to abide by the terms laid out for their release on bond, and apparently Michigan state Rep. Jones could not do that.

Reportedly 26-year-old Rep. Jones had violated the terms of his bond three times, and Livingston County Circuit Judge Michael Hatty decided that was the last straw.

Rep. Jones was arrested earlier in 2021 on April 6th after his Chevy Tahoe weaved in and out of lanes on Interstate 96 and he reportedly pulled off into a ditch. Michigan State Police reports regarding his arrest noted that his blood alcohol content (BAC) registered at 0.19 at the time of his arrest – over twice the legal limit of 0.08.

And apparently his arrest did not go swimmingly either, as Rep. Jones allegedly tried invoking a power play when police were taking him into custody in April. He allegedly told arresting officers that this was “not going to be good for you” and that he would “call Governor Whitmer right now.”

Rep. Jones apparently resisted arrest during the incident, where police had to both tase and pepper spray him in order for him to comply.

It gets worse before it gets better, as Rep. Jones continued to invoke Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s name during his arrest and booking process, according to reports. While inside of the jail, with bodycam footage showing the interaction, he kept insisting that officers needed to call Governor Whitmer, saying “big Gretch is the homie”:

“You know what? Big Gretch is the homie. When she finds out about this, she might be a little upset about the treatment. She’s very serious about the pandemic so I’m just wondering if I can wear the mask.”

This interaction inside of the jail came when jail deputies were trying to take his booking photo and he was insisting that he needed to have a face covering on when having his booking photo taken.

Rep. Jones proclaimed that Governor Whitmer said that face coverings needed to be worn in jail booking photos – which a deputy informed him that was not the case at all.

Outside of the ridiculous behavior during Rep. Jones’ arrest and booking into jail, apparently, he couldn’t keep himself from drinking alcohol while out on bond – which was one of the conditions of his bail.

Rep. Jones reportedly had alcohol register in his system on three different times on September 3rd, which was registered by a tether he was fitted with. On top of that, the tether Rep. Jones was fitted with was also allegedly tampered with on September 6th.

During a September 14th court appearance over Rep. Jones alleged bond violations, assistant prosecutor Christina Richards had the following to say about the mater:

“This defendant’s actions — from his conduct during the charged crimes through each of the three bond violations — show that he believes that, as a person who writes our laws, that he is above our laws. There is also a very strong public perception that the defendant is getting special treatment because of his position.”

Judge Hatty, who noted his partiality to keeping suspects out on bond was apparently persuaded by the assistant prosecutor, ordering Rep. Jones to be jailed during the hearing:

“I am one to believe in graduated sanctions and not jailing this man until sentencing, but I am going to revoke bond at this time.”

And the saga gets worse from there, as when Rep. Jones was brought into jail – he allegedly tried sneaking a handcuff key into the jail. Livingston County Sheriff Michael Murphy spoke about the incident, saying the following: 

“You know what? This guy is an embarrassment to elected officials, frankly. I mean, all these are allegations, there’s no question he’s not been convicted of anything – but, you know, c’mon – there’s not this much smoke around anybody else. And I truly believe he thinks the rules don’t apply to him.”

The Michigan lawmaker was allegedly found with a universal handcuff key taped to the bottom of his foot while being booked into the jail following the revocation of his bond.

Rep. Jones has since been charged with two additional felonies on September 15th, which were introducing a weapon into a jail and escape.

As if Rep. Jones wasn’t already facing some time with the alleged DUI incident, he could face up to five years for one of the new felony charges and four years for the other

During Rep. Jones September 15th arraignment under his two newest charges, he entered a plea of not guilty and bond was set for $100,000 for the latest  charges – but the bond from his previous charges still remains revoked. 

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Carolyn Henry said during the September 15th hearing that Rep. Jones shows a “total disregard for public safety”:

“Clearly this defendant has shown through his actions, through his decisions, through his choices, he has a total disregard to follow court orders, to conform his behaviors to the law, and he has a total disregard for public safety.”

Sheriff Murphy stressed in a statement the dangers associated with introducing a handcuff key into the jail: 

“This guy is a real piece of work, and an embarrassment to all elected officials, and I believe he thinks somehow the laws do not apply to him. More than that, I am mad. Had the handcuff key ended in an injury to my staff or another inmate I am not sure what I would have done, as my primary responsibility is the safety and security of my staff and inmates.”

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