Blog: Update: Rizza Islam Out on Bail. Hanan Islam's Bail Increased to $281,500 - 2019-10-11
Rizza Islam paid bail and was released. The LA County Sheriff's website shows the two felony charges against Rizza Islam were reduced to misdemeanors. This suggests a plea bargain may have been reached in his case.
A plea bargain makes sense as Rizza and his co-defendants were bound over for trial on felony charges. Taking a plea deal on misdemeanors in this particular case seems better than going to trial on felonies. There are so many risks and uncertainties at trial.
The evidence against the defendants consists, in part, of the entire paper trail of the alleged crimes. The CA DOJ literally got everything in the raid. The witnesses at trial would include the ghost writers.