93 Lounge suspects fashionably late for court appearance

August 1, 2013 Denise Romano
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The suspects in the New Year’s Day 93 Lounge debacle were fashionably late for their appearance in Kings County Supreme Court on Thursday, August 1.

Charles Amad, 35 and Andrea Jobity, 40, reportedly injured people after partying at the notorious nightclub on January 1. Amad allegedly drove into several people intentionally, seriously injuring two, and crashing into eight parked cars. Then, Jobity reportedly climbed on top of Amad and drove the car, crashing into parked vehicles.

Amad was charged with three counts of attempted murder in the second degree, four counts of assault in the first degree, vehicular assault in the first degree and driving while intoxicated (DWI). Jobity is charged with driving while intoxicated as a Class-E felony, since she was previously convicted of DWI.

“I am familiar with this case. It was very dramatic with bodies flying all over the place,” said Judge William Miller to the suspect’s lawyers, before Amad and Jobity sauntered in nearly two hours behind schedule and dressed as if they were going to party at 93 Lounge.

“This is a very serious case, but I am willing to work with both sides,” Miller added, before adjourning the case to next month due to the tardiness of the suspects.

Miller reminded Assistant District Attorney Lindsay Gerdes that the prosecution had not yet made an offer in the case.

“The number of severe injuries needs to be determined,” Miller said. “We need to know what they are before we even address the case.”

Gerdes said that further investigation would be done.

Both defense attorneys — Samuel Karliner, representing Amad and Mitchel Elman representing Jobity – told the perps that they had best be on time for their next appearance scheduled for September 26.

“I’m going to be looking for you at 9:30 [a.m.],” Elman told Jobity in the courtroom. “I don’t want to be misunderstood.”

Miller said that Amad and Jobity did not necessarily have to go on trial, if both the prosecution and defense follow the rules.

“I think it’s a resolvable case, but I haven’t heard the prosecution’s offer, so I don’t know,” he explained. “I will do my best to resolve this, but I’m not making any promises.”

Karliner and Elman declined to comment.

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