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Local Activist Sentenced to Two Days in Prison for Theft

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Next Generation Action Network leader Dominique Alexander. | Image from DMN

A Dallas activist has been sentenced to only two days in jail after pleading guilty in a theft case in Denton County.

According to court records, Next Generation Action Network leader Dominique Alexander, 32, pleaded guilty in a felony theft case on Monday and was given two days’ credit for time already served. He faced up to twenty years in prison for the theft charge.

According to their website, Alexander founded Next Generation Action Network in 2014 to combat “oppression and discrimination for the Black, Brown, and indigenous communities” and to focus on “Education, Legal Advocacy, Criminal Justice, Women’s rights, LGBTQIA, and Human & Civil Rights violations.”

According to a Facebook post made by the 32-year-old, Alexander claimed he was innocent and pleaded guilty to the charges to avoid going to court because he would not have had a fair trial.

“After four years of this hanging over my head, I decided to avoid a jury trial in a Trump County that wouldn’t have given me a fair shot at all,” Alexander wrote on the Facebook post.

The Dallas Observer revealed that Alexander was charged with theft of property between $2,500 and $30,000, according to an August 18 indictment. The theft stemmed from a credit card processing company deal that went bad.

The punishment for the offense usually includes a fine and six months to two years in prison. However, penalties were enhanced because Alexander had been previously convicted of a felony forgery charge in January 2013 in Dallas County.

He was also arrested and charged with felony injury of a child in 2009. He received probation for that charge after he was convicted. According to The Dallas Observer, Alexander violated the probation several times.

Alexander said on a Facebook post that this “issue has been resolved, and I look forward to what God has in store for my life.”

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