Mahmoud Musa and Mohammed Othman pleaded guilty to second-degree assault as a hate crime on Wednesday in New York City for their involvement in the assault on Joseph Borgen on May 20, 2021.
They each could be sentenced to as little as three and a half years in prison or as much as 15 years in prison because neither got an offer from the prosecution regarding a possible sentence.
Mohammed Said Othman agreed to three years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to a lesser charge of attempted gang assault.
Waseem Awawdeh, a fourth attacker, admitted guilt for beating Borgen with a crutch four times in April. He declared, “If I could do it over again, I would.”
Following a public outcry, his sentence was increased from six to 18 months. “This is what will happen if a Jew is attacked in the street. You won’t receive a (false) bargain or a simple warning.
You’ll actually serve time behind bars, Borgen warned at the time.