www.eastbayexpress.com -- "So he's basically arrested for littering, and a week later he's facing felony charges," Siegel said, in an interview on December 23. Siegel isn't representing Khali in the assault case, but he helped persuade a judge to order a medical evaluation of Khali, in the hope that it will explain the altercation. Members of the "Free Khali Committee" at Occupy Oakland claimed that Khali received no evaluation or medication for ten days after his arrest, and that he showed evidence of physical abuse on December 22, when he appeared in court for arraignment on the original misdemeanor (it's now been dwarfed by the assault case). Khali's next court date is January 9th, 9 a.m., at the California Courthouse in Pleasanton. He now faces a potential third strike, and insurmountable bail. And if the Senior Deputy District Attorney Eileen McAndrew doesn't drop the assault charge, the future looks grim, Siegel said: "[Khali] is homeless. He has no money. He has no anything."
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