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Malcolm X's daughter held without bail after violating probation

Malikah Shabazz (AP/Madison County Sheriff's Office)

Malikah Shabazz, Malcolm X's daughter, appears in NYC courtroom to face felony charges
Malikah Shabazz
AP/Madison County, N.C. Sheriff's Office

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Authorities say Malcolm X's daughter Malikah Shabazz is being held without bail after violating the terms of her probation on an identity-theft conviction.

Shabazz was sentenced to five years of probation in July for stealing the identity of a family friend to run up credit card bills. Prosecutors in New York say Shabazz opened credit cards in the name of a 70-year-old woman whose late husband was one of her father Malcolm X's bodyguards.

In February, Shabazz, N.C. was arrested at her home in Mars Hill, N.C., and later extradited to New York. She pleaded guilty and was freed from jail in June and ordered to pay back the amount stolen.

Shabazz is due back before a New York City judge on Jan. 6, according to the New York Post.

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