Kariem McFarlin Sentenced to 7 Years for Burglarizing Home of Steve Jobs, Others

Posted January 19, 2013 at 8:01pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10786 views

Kariem McFarlin, an Alameda resident, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for burglarizing several homes included the home of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, reports InsideBayArea.com.

McFarlin, 35, pleaded no contest Nov. 21 to eight felony counts of residential burglary and one felony count of selling stolen property. The Alameda resident could have faced up to 16 years and four months, but Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Thang Nguyen Barrett agreed to cap his maximum sentence at seven years and eight months in exchange for the plea. McFarlin could end up serving just half of his seven-year sentence, said Deputy District Attorney Thomas Flattery. Every day he serves will count as two as long as his behavior is good.

On July 1, 2012 McFarlin crept into the garage of Steve Jobs' home on Waverley Street in Palo Alto. He found a set a keys and stole numerous items from the residence including $60,000 worth of Tiffany & Co jewelry, Steve Jobs' drivers license, and several Apple gadgets. Jobs had passed away nine months earlier.

McFarlin was caught when he plugged his Apple devices into a computer to use with his iTunes account. He was arrested on August 2nd.

Prosecutors determined that McFarlin was responsible for seven other robberies in the area.

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Copperhead - January 21, 2013 at 4:02pm
As a person who knows law enforcement very well, this sentence is way too harsh and over the top. Law states only 3 years for burglary, with a 5 year parole, after the 3 year sentence. Where do they get this enormous 7 year sentence from.? Aaaah, I see. It's because it's Steve jobs house so the sentence doubles automatically. Remember kids, if you rob a Jew , your sentence doubles .
Lennay Kekua - January 21, 2013 at 8:08am
he unlocked and jailbroke Steve Job's.. PAD
enrico - January 20, 2013 at 9:18am
http://i.cdn.turner.com/dr/teg/tsg/release/sites/default/files/assets/kariemmcfarlin.jpg Wow -- who'd of guessed...
Photo - January 20, 2013 at 10:30pm
Lol, that's some sexy moobs he has there.
Karim Bin Ladin - January 20, 2013 at 4:15am
Another dumb kid ,doesn't have a job . People are f**cking lazy instead of working always trying to take short cuts in life. You steal you always get caught. Everytime you break the law it is a matter of time. Honest will never get in trouble.
Janelle Smith - July 31, 2013 at 3:17am
Actually he had a job. A really good job $97,000 a year, so you actually sound pretty dumb right now assuming he was jobless and lazy. Just sayin!
Sean - January 20, 2013 at 2:36am
Out in four. Sells jobs license to collector for 1/2 a mill or more. Sounds fair. Lol
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