WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cosby convicted of seven charges

GW basketball player Attila Cosby Tuesday was convicted of seven misdemeanor charges stemming from a May 2000 incident with an alleged prostitute.

Judge Neal E. Kravitz convicted Cosby of all charges but two — one charge of sexual abuse and a theft charge.

Cosby was taken into custody and will be held without bond until sentencing on Sept. 10. He faces as many as three and a half years in prison.

Kravitz, who said the decision was “one of the most difficult challenges as a judge,” chided several Metropolitan Police officers who testified that Cosby’s godmother Geneva Couser had access to files on his case. He noted an “astounding disregard for ethical propriety on the part of law enforcement.”

Cosby, who had felony charges in his first hearing dismissed last summer, was found guilty of one count of misdemeanor sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting the complainant with a broomstick, two counts of attempted threats and simple assault, two counts of attempted possession of a prohibited weapon for allegedly possessing a gun and using a broomstick as a weapon.

Cosby’s lawyer, Billy Martin, and GW athletic officials were not immediately available for comment.

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