Josh Christenson– Free Beacon
De’Quinn Le’Charn Hall faced six felony charges and over 20 years in prison after he assaulted a bouncer and fired his gun into a crowded Virginia bar. But thanks to a Virginia prosecutor boosted by the liberal billionaire George Soros, the gunman may have his record cleared.
The office of Fairfax County commonwealth’s attorney Steve Descano (D.) last week struck a generous plea deal with Hall, which would let the 29-year-old shooter walk away with just a misdemeanor if he doesn’t reoffend for three years, Fox 5 first reported.
Hall is the latest violent offender to secure a sweetheart deal from Descano’s office. In June 2021, Descano let a man who tried to rape a hotel maid walk with just five months in jail. The man later embarked on a nine-day shooting spree in New York City and Washington, D.C., killing two homeless men and wounding three others.
Descano is one of several progressive prosecutors elected with financial help from Soros. The left-wing billionaire has donated tens of millions of dollars over the past decade to install so-called justice reform prosecutors in half of America’s largest jurisdictions, many of whom have repeatedly released violent felons. Loudoun County prosecutor Buta Biberaj has released two murder suspects in the past few months, one of whom was hunted down after he fled to Georgia.
A Descano spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon the plea deal is being reviewed following Fox 5’s report. But reducing sentences for offenders is consistent with his progressive approach. A memo distributed to assistant prosecutors in his office urges them to seek misdemeanor charges over felonies whenever appropriate.
On November 6, 2021, Hall assaulted an employee and brandished his gun when he was told he couldn’t bring his kids into Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, Va. Minutes after the initial confrontation, Hall returned and fired a shot through the bar’s glass door, narrowly missing the same employee. The entire incident was captured on video.
Sully’s owner, Jenna Kuhn, along with a Herndon detective who charged Hall, protested the sentence to Descano’s assistant attorney Robert Bezilla, who is handling the case. When she confronted him, Bezilla reportedly said he didn’t want to “jeopardize” Hall’s employment with a harsh conviction, saying “just because something bad happened doesn’t mean the person who did it was a bad person.”
“He told me I didn’t have a law degree. He told me my opinion didn’t matter. He told me that because no one died, it wasn’t important,” Kuhn shared in a Facebook post. She later told Fox 5 of the exchange with Bezilla: “I’ve never felt so demeaned in my life—the way he spoke to me.”
Hall wasn’t the only offender to have charges dropped last week by a liberal prosecutor in Virginia. Arlington County commonwealth’s attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti on Tuesday dropped assault charges against a former D.C. deputy mayor who grabbed a gym trainer by the throat during a disagreement in the facility’s parking lot. Christopher Geldart, who reportedly lived in Virginia while on the district’s payroll, resigned in October after he was charged.
“I don’t agree with the charges being dropped,” the trainer told the judge and prosecution in court, according to the Washington Post. “This is not okay.”