A white-collar criminal says he’s been doing some hard time at the federal lockup in Brooklyn while he awaits sentencing on fraud charges — and now he wants a break.
A lawyer for Jacob “Kobi” Alexander — a technology exec who spent the last decade hiding out in Namibia before surrendering to authorities — has asked a Brooklyn federal judge to consider moving him from the “all-security” Metropolitan Detention Center to a low-security jail or granting bail.
“Mr. Alexander and other male prisoners at the MDC are deprived of fresh air or sunlight, any reasonable opportunity to exercise (Mr. Alexander spends large parts of his day walking in circles in his unit, when he is permitted to do so), and adequate health care,” his lawyer Jeremy Temkin wrote to federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis.
Alexander, 64, hasn’t yet gotten approval for hearing aids and shoe…