William Soler, aka ‘Wobbles,’ pleaded guilty to 21 counts of gun trafficking, gun possession and gang conspiracy last month. Now he has been sentenced to 15 years in jail and is making some very serious claims.
The 500-pound gun smuggler is claiming that he’s dying. Soler could face up to 25 total years in prison with additional sentencing.
After he was first arrested and sent to Rikers in May, Soler has dropped about 80 pounds, yet he still needs special assistance when appearing in court. Soler entered through the side of the courtroom for every hearing since his double-wide wheelchair — branded a ‘love seat on wheels’ by a judge — does not fit through the normal entrance for inmates. And his arraignment was held in a tiny courthouse basement room because his wheelchair wouldn’t fit through the elevator doors at Bronx Criminal Court.
Soler and his crew bought and re-sold firearms illegally until they attempted to sell a weapon to an undercover officer.