Federal Judge Sentences Concord Man To 18 Years In Prison For Orchestrating Arson Attacks

August 5, 2021 10:00 am · 11 comments

A Concord man convicted in May of conspiracy to commit arson received an 18-year prison sentence for orchestrating the firebombings of properties of people on his enemies list.

David Jah, 47, will also serve a three-year term of supervised release following his prison term, according to the sentence delivered in federal court in San Francisco by U.S. District Judge William H. Alsup.

Jah was convicted of conspiring with two other men — Kristopher Alexis-Clark, 27, of Vallejo, and Dennis Williams, 41, of Fairfield — to conduct multiple firebombings targeting the residences of people Jah believed had wronged him, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Stephanie M. Hinds, acting United States attorney for the Northern District of California.

Alexis-Clark and Williams carried out three arson attacks Jah orchestrated in October and November of 2018 using Molotov cocktails. One of the attacks mistakenly firebombed the home next door to Jah’s intended target.

The attacks caused no serious injuries, officials said.

“When Mr. Jah was unable to achieve his objectives in court, he turned to violence,” said Acting U.S Attorney Hinds. “That is never acceptable.”

Jah’s enemies list included attorneys, former neighbors and the purchaser of his childhood home in Richmond.

“David Jah conspired to use extreme levels of violence to intimidate and retaliate against his perceived enemies,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Craig Fair. “Thanks to the collaboration between the FBI, ATF, and our local law enforcement partners, we were able to put a stop to these violent attacks.”

Officials said Alexis-Clark and Williams both pleaded guilty to crimes regarding their respective roles in the scheme but have not yet been sentenced.

To Do List August 5, 2021 at 10:15 AM

I’d add jury intimidation to it also. He served as his own attorney, and at closing he turned to where the jury was sitting, glared at each one in turn as he pointed his finger to each individually, warned him/her that they had better do the right thing, and then turned to the next and said the same, slowly going around the room.

Ricardoh August 5, 2021 at 10:19 AM

At first I thought there was a mistake but then I saw it was a federal judge and not our DA.

Yertle the Turtle August 6, 2021 at 6:59 AM

Yeah, our DA, Diana Becton, is as useless as the g in lasagna.

earl August 5, 2021 at 11:20 AM

Thank God he is going to an enlightened prison here in California, where he can pick his gender identity, i.e. i’m a chick, i like women…

toughest person there
lots of chances for sexual assault

pure genius, lefties


Janus August 5, 2021 at 5:39 PM

Whereas I like your overall sentiment, Asshat is going to Federal Prison.

Which Federal Prison in whichever state it is located in that Asshat gets sent to is totally up to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Tsa August 5, 2021 at 12:06 PM

Thankfully it was a federal court otherwise there’d be no accountability…

chuckie the troll August 5, 2021 at 1:09 PM

If ‘supervised release’ is from 30,000 ft without a parachute, then I can support this sentence.

dinkydau August 5, 2021 at 2:58 PM

He can set fire to his bedsheet and blanket if he wants, but his “Cellie” may object.

FPN August 5, 2021 at 3:48 PM

Let’s see he wanted to burn everything these people owned and kill them by fire. 18 years seems a little light.

J to the C August 5, 2021 at 6:12 PM

Sounds like a case of, “three and keep a secret…”

To Do List August 5, 2021 at 9:41 PM

I had to look up your phrase. That might have been a possibility. The two Jah had do this were not his friends. They tried to rob him as part of a prostitution setup, but instead of being the victim, he escaped but then contacted them through the prostitute and “hired” them to do the fire-bombings for him. There was really weird stuff going on here.

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