Teller who admitted helping with heist not allowed to back out of guilty plea, judge rules
Her sentencing hearing was stalled when the judge told lawyers he felt their proposal for a six months in jail was too low.
At that time, Gates said the sentence appeared “to be tailored for immigration factors.”
Originally from Morocco, Belakziz is the only member of her family who has not made the effort to become a Canadian citizen. A sentence of more than six months would mean she is likely to be deported to Morocco, where she no longer has family.