February 20, 2024

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Faizal Bhimani sentenced to prison for facilitating criminal offense in Pocono resort

The supervisor of a Bartonsville lodge was sentenced to 15 yrs in prison for supporting facilitate drug and sexual intercourse trafficking functions in Monroe County between 2011 and 2019.

Prosecutors point out Faizal Bhimani, 45, made the Howard Johnson Hotel in Bartonsville a “safe haven for prison action.” He made rooms accessible for sexual intercourse traffickers and drug sellers, and at moments took payment for the lodge directly from the proceeds of prison activity.

His sentencing arrives much more than a year just after the two-week demo was held in Scranton, where witnesses recounted the abuse they endured behind shut doors. Their testimony aided convict Bhimani, alongside with his co-defendant Nazim Hassam, and two resort providers, Om Sri Sai, Inc., a Pennsylvania company, and the Pocono Plaza Inn hotel, previously regarded as the Quality Inn, in Stroudsburg.