Suspect spends five months in jail after lawyer forgot to tell him that his bail was set at just $2


Aitabdel Salem 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man in New York, is very angry after his lawyer forgot to tell him that his bail was reduced to just $2.

41-year-old Aitabdel Salem of Queens, was arrested after assaulting a police officer.

His original bail was set at $25,000 and since he could not afford it, he stayed in Rikers Island. However, after the assault charge was dismissed, the court reduced his bail to just $2.

Salem remained in jail for another five months because his lawyer forgot to tell him that his bail was reduced to just $2.

Salem was charged with tampering and mischief in an unrelated case. He was accused of disabling a Metro Card machine at a train station.