New York City landlord asks for sympathy release because prison won’t accommodate his vegan diet

A gangster convicted of murdering an NYPD police officer in the 1980s, and related to the death of a junior officer, demands a sympathetic release from prison because the prison won’t accommodate his vegan diet which is causing him stress.

Lorenzo ‘Fat Cat’ Nichols, 63, is serving a concurrent sentence of 25 years and 40 years to life, but has asked a judge to release him because of his migraines and the ‘stresses’ of his prison lifestyle, according to New York Magazine. Daily news.

“Even though I try to stay strong, stress weighs me down and raises my blood pressure,” the drug dealer said in a letter to Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Edward Corman.

Nichols reportedly sent the petition to a judge in mid-August and is currently awaiting a response.

Lorenzo ‘Fat Cat’ Nichols is responsible for multiple deaths, including the death of NYPD parole officer Brian Rooney, as well as involvement in the death of rookie cop Eddie Byrne.

In the letter, Nichols also discusses the “mistakes” he made in his life, as well as his health problems, family events, and deaths he missed while in prison.

While talking about his ‘mistakes’, he did not mention his victims, including NYPD officers and his ex-girlfriend, according to the New York Daily News.

In addition to his 25-year sentence to life, the convicted killer is also serving a concurrent sentence of up to 40 years to life at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

Earlier this year, the offender was granted a state pardon and transferred to federal custody.

MDC Brooklyn, the prison where Lorenzo 'Fat Cat' Nichols is currently serving his sentence

MDC Brooklyn, the prison where Lorenzo ‘Fat Cat’ Nichols is currently serving his sentence

This drug lord and cop killer shouldn’t get an inch closer to freedom. Our hero brother, Police Officer Edward Byrne, gave his life to rid our city of Nichols and his gang, said Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Charity at the time.

Nichols ordered the murder of NYPD parole officer Brian Rooney after the officer cited him for a parole violation stemming from previous drug charges.

Rooney was sitting in his car on 119th Street in October 1985 when another car pulled up next to his car, and a suspect opened fire inside the car. An NYPD policeman was hit in the head, back and left arm.

Officer Rooney was a veteran of the force for four years and left behind a wife and son.

NYPD parole officer Brian Rooney, shot and killed in October 1985

NYPD parole officer Brian Rooney, shot and killed in October 1985

Nichols later pleaded guilty to ordering Rooney’s murder.

Although he has not been charged, “Fat Cat” is widely believed to have been involved in the shooting of NYPD rookie Edward Byrne, by members of Nichols’ drug gang.

Byrne was only seven months in force when he was brutally murdered in southern Jamaica. He was 22 years old.

An NYPD rookie was protecting a witness in a drug case when a suspect walked into his signature car and shot him five times in the head.

Rising NYPD officer Eddie Byrne, brutally murdered in the line of duty in 1988

Rising NYPD officer Eddie Byrne, brutally murdered in the line of duty in 1988

If released, the drug lord also faces a 10-year prison sentence that is still being served in Florida.

The Associated Press reported in 2006 that Nichols was part of a large auto theft scheme in which he helped sell more than $8 million worth of cars over five years.

While behind bars from 1999 to 2005, Fat Cat helped move about 250 vehicles from Florida to buyers in 14 other states, officials said at the time.

Nichols has already spent 34 years in prison for his crimes.

Lorenzo 'Fat Cat' Nichols smiles in a photo before his arrest and sentencing for murder

Lorenzo ‘Fat Cat’ Nichols smiles in a photo before his arrest and sentencing for murder

According to the New York Daily News, the drug lord complained to Judge Corman that his previous time in state prison did not count toward his current sentence with federal law enforcement.

Corman suggested that Nichols apply for Raheem’s release, however, it is unclear whether his request will be granted.

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