By Shayna Jacobs
MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — A trial date has been set for a man accused of stalking Caroline Kennedy's daughter by sending a barrage of obsessive notes and gifts to the young woman.
Naeem Ahmed, 41, may stand trial on stalking and harassment charges as early as March 15 for allegedly following Tatiana Schlossberg and scaring her and her family with his strange behavior. He was arrested on Dec. 8.
Ahmed was found fit to stand trial after a recent psychiatric evaluation. He has been in jail unable to post $20,000 bail since his arrest.
He turned down a jail-free plea offer because a conviction would mean he would not be able to get a taxi driver's license, as he'd planned to do before his arrest late last year, his lawyer Gerald Hertz said.
Hertz has argued he never meant any harm and that he did not know his communication was unwelcome.