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March 30, 2020

After SDNY Bronx Gang Mass Presentment Edgardo Baranco Freed Over US Objection

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 24 -- Even amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, on March 17 Inner City Press reported that for a large Bronx gang "take-down" the Magistrates Court was being moved in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, to a large courtroom on the 24th floor. 

  The move came after complaints about group arraignments by defense lawyers, and calls for social distancing. Inner City Press covered seven proceedings in Courtroom 24B on March 17, on narcotics, immigration and "hoaxes."  

  On March 24, co-defendant Edgardo Baranco through counsel applied for and received release, albeit on conditions including no use of social media or the Internet. AUSA Andrew K. Chan opposed the release, but without success. The case is headed to SDNY District Judge Jesse Furman on May 4. It is US v. Arguedas, et al., 20-cr-135 (Furman).

  Back on the afternoon of March 18, from the US Attorney's Office Press Office, the other shoe dropped, see below. And on March 20 another defendant was brought in, on drugs and gun charges: Davonte Brown.

  Assistant US Attorney Andrew K. Chan said, "The government seeks detention." He attributed a gun in a car Brown was stopped in to Brown, and emphasized that Brown had posted on social media the names of co-defendants in the case.

  Defense lawyer Sabrina Shroff, representing Brown in the proceeding, said that while she doubt if Brown was reading the US Attorney's Office press release, he might  have been reading "Inner City Press reporting who was detained an who was released."

   SDNY Chief Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein, citing as he had throughout the day the Coronavirus crisis and new Pre Trial Services directive, offered Brown conditions of release. These included $75,000 bond, GPS location monitoring, and informing pre trial services of any elevated temperatures, fevers or sickness in the home. This is a new era and Inner City Press will continue to cover it. This case is US v. Brown, 20-cr-135 (Furman / Gorenstein).

March 23, 2020

After SDNY Bronx Gang Mass Presentment Davonte Brown Freed Over US Objection

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 20 -- Even amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, on March 17 Inner City Press reported that for a large Bronx gang "take-down" the Magistrates Court was being moved in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, to a large courtroom on the 24th floor. 

  The move came after complaints about group arraignments by defense lawyers, and calls for social distancing. Inner City Press covered seven proceedings in Courtroom 24B on March 17, on narcotics, immigration and "hoaxes."  

  On the afternoon of March 18, from the US Attorney's Office Press Office, the other shoe dropped, see below. And on March 20 another defendant was brought in, on drugs and gun charges: Davonte Brown.

  Assistant US Attorney Andrew K. Chan said, "The government seeks detention." He attributed a gun in a car Brown was stopped in to Brown, and emphasized that Brown had posted on social media the names of co-defendants in the case.

  Defense lawyer Sabrina Shroff, representing Brown in the proceeding, said that while she doubt if Brown was reading the US Attorney's Office press release, he might  have been reading "Inner City Press reporting who was detained an who was released."

   SDNY Chief Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein, citing as he had throughout the day the Coronavirus crisis and new Pre Trial Services directive, offered Brown conditions of release. These included $75,000 bond, GPS location monitoring, and informing pre trial services of any elevated temperatures, fevers or sickness in the home. This is a new era and Inner City Press will continue to cover it. This case is US v. Brown, 20-cr-135 (Furman / Gorenstein).

  Back on March 18 US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman came in to watch, conferring briefly with his Assistant US Attorney Danielle Sassoon. (Downstairs in 5A, which US Attorney Berman also visited, his Office's request for a stay of a Dominican extraditee was denied by the presiding Magistrate Judge and appealed to Part 1).

  The legal issues in 24B were not confined to group presentments. For defendant Matthew Nieves, Berman's AUSA proposed release on the condition he not move back into 3063 Hull Avenue.

  But, his lawyer said, Nieves' wife and their two kids live there. Judge Aaron declined to impose that condition, and the prosecutors said they would appeal, presumably to the March 19 Part 1 judge, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon, whose deputy remained waiting until the end on March 20. Neither ruling was appealed.

March 16, 2019

Luis Rivera Charged With Bronx Shooting Was Beaten By Police FD Says Then Detained

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 6 -- A defendant named Luis Rivera charged with shooting a man in a nightclub in The Bronx was the last case of the work week on Friday, March 6 before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Kevin N. Fox.

  Rivera was described as brandishing and firing a gun in the VIP room of the nigthclub, grazing the victim's neck. The US asked for detention.

   Rivera's Federal Defender countered that Rivera works as a tow truck driver in Brooklyn, and had five female supporters in the Mag Court gallery where Inner City Press was the only media. She also said that when arrested on March 4, Rivera was beating by police officers.

  Judge Fox, who earlier in the day had two decision granting release overturned by SDNY District Judges Cote and Nathan, and one upheld by Judge Daniels, said that while dangerousness had been proved by clear and convincing evidence. He ordered Luis Rivera detained, and no appeal was announced. Nor was the case yet in PACER. It is US v. Rivera, 20-mj-2593 (Fox).

March 7, 2020

Tiffany Guerrero Was Arrested In The Bronx 8 Years Ago Now Jury Rejects Her Case

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 5 -- It was more than eight years ago on January 18, 2012 that Tiffany Guerrero was arrested near the Pelham Parkway elevated train stop on charges of robbery.

On February 25, 2020 she was in Manhattan Federal court suing NYPD Officer David Revans for the arrest, with City lawyers trying to keep information sealed.  

 Inner City Press was the only one in the gallery of the courtroom of Judge Vernon S. Broderick of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

  And now on March 5, Inner City Press alone reports that this trial ended in a finding that Guerrero did not prove her case by a preponderance of the evidence: a single X on the verdict sheet. This after a deliberation past 6 pm, a police officer who came without his memo book, and a team of four representing the City.

  On March 3 to 6:30 pm with Inner City Press the only media present, the jury sent back questions such as, who was responsible for sending the case to the District Attorney for prosecution?
 
  After much back and forth, Judge Broderick sent the jury back into their room to clarify their question. This resulted in a more pro-defense formulation: did the officer have any ability to stop the referral to the DA? Inner City Press will have more on this.

Back on February 25 when the eight jurors - six for real and two alternates - went out, Judge Broderick asked the four City lawyers if they had listed the alleged victim in their discovery productions.    The City lawyers named her, and Inner City Press heard the name. Then they said they would redacted the transcript to take it out, and leave only the initials (I.T.).

They also read out the phone numbers of witnesses.  Sergeant Richard Alvarado said repeatedly he did not remember anything about the incident beyond what was in his memo book, which he did not bring to court.

This is a civil rights case against the City of New York in 2020. The case is Guerrero v. The City of New York, et al., 14-cv-8035 (Broderick).

March 2, 2020


Tiffany Guerrero Was Arrested In The Bronx 8 Years Ago Now Trial Against NYC No Memo Book

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 25 -- It was more than eight years ago on January 18, 2012 that Tiffany Guerrero was arrested near the Pelham Parkway elevated train stop on charges of robbery.

On February 25, 2020 she was in Manhattan Federal court suing NYPD Officer David Revans for the arrest, with City lawyers trying to keep information sealed.  

 Inner City Press was the only one in the gallery of the courtroom of Judge Vernon S. Broderick of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

When the eight jurors - six for real and two alternates - went out, Judge Broderick asked the four City lawyers if they had listed the alleged victim in their discovery productions.    The City lawyers named her, and Inner City Press heard the name. Then they said they would redacted the transcript to take it out, and leave only the initials (I.T.).

They also read out the phone numbers of witnesses.  Sergeant Richard Alvarado said repeatedly he did not remember anything about the incident beyond what was in his memo book, which he did not bring to court.

This is a civil rights case against the City of New York in 2020. The case is Guerrero v. The City of New York, et al., 14-cv-8035 (Broderick).

February 24, 2020
In SDNY Challenge to Drug Cases Disparities  Inner City Press Reported First Now Dies Quiet Death

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 22 – Racism in federal law enforcement in the Southern District of New York was alleged and argued on October 31, with five defendants in shackles and Inner City Press the only media in the SDNY courtroom of Judge Jed S. Rakoff. Only Inner City Press reported it at that time, here.

  On December 14, 2019 another media reported on the case, here, amid the daily drum beat of other prosecutions and guilty pleas untouched by this one case.

  And now, typically, the collapse of the systemic challenge and the drum-beat of guilty pleas is hardly covered, with only Inner City Press at two guilty pleas in the case in the past week, here (Amaurys Hernandez) and here (the halting plea of Angel Crispin).

  Here's how the challenged died, in a February 3 Order: " JED S. RAKOFF, U.S.D.J. 19-cr-32 3 ( JSR) ORDER In an unsolicited letter dated January 24, 2020, the defendants in the above-captioned case, rather than submitting a motion addressed to selective enforcement as required by that date, instead sought further discovery. Essentially for the reasons stated in the Government's responsive letter, dated January 31, 2020 (to be docketed along with this order), the defendants' requests are denied. If defendants still wish to file a motion based on their claim of selective enforcement, they must now do so by February 10, 2020, a deadline that will not be extended for any reason. The Government's answer to any such motion will be due February 17, and any reply papers from the defendants must be filed by February 20. The Court will decide any such motion prior to the March 2 trial date, which remains firmly in place." Now the guilty pleas.

  A serious issue was raised with little coverage other than Inner City Press, taken up by others, then collapsed without a word from the proponents, back to business as usual, long sentences. We'll have more on this.
We'll have more on this.

 In the issue and statistics in that multi-defendant case is an asserted disparity by race in the targeting by law enforcement in the SDNY of reverse sting operations.

  On November 5 in yet another sting operation Robert Adriano Pena pled guilty to conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery before SDNY Judge Edgardo Ramos. In the briefing plea allocution there was mention of the case or issues before Judge Rakoff. It seems Pena did not get a plea deal, because pleading only to count 1, conspiracy. The case is US v. Pena, 18-cr-844-1 (Ramos).

 Pena's alleged co-conspirator Jose Martinez-Rentas already pled guilty. He then replead in light of the Supreme Court's decision in US v. Davis. But again, no mention of the case before Judge Rakoff.

  Is the assertion and litigation of the disparity a windfall, potentially, for some defendants but not others? Inner City Press will continue to cover these cases - and these issues.

    Back on October 31, Judge Rakoff asked lead attorney Christopher Flood whether the racial disparities he and his colleague are alleging are, in fact, statistically significant.

   Passed to Judge Rakoff via his deputy was the declaration of Profession Crystal S. Yang asserting "the racial composition of targeted individuals in DEA reverse-sting stash house cases brought in the SDNY" for the past ten years: "46 operations targeted 179 individuals of whom zero are White, two are Asian and 177 are Latino or Black." This is followed by regression analysis.

     Assistant US Attorney Domenic Gentile, alone at the prosecutor's table, doggedly returned to these particular defendants wearing face masks, and having been recruited through the lead defendant, Flood's client.

    Judge Rakoff said it was interesting, but how was it relevant? He committed to issuing an order on Flood et al's discovery motion by November 12, if only in bottom-line form, in advance of a March 2020 trial. The other defense attorneys on the discovery motion include Jennifer Luo, Michael Tremonte, John Diaz, Stephanie Carvlin, Xavier Donaldson, Dawn Cardi, and the omnipresent Calvin Scholar.

The case is USA v. Lopez et al., 19-cr-323 (Rakoff). Inner City Press will continue to report on this case, and on these issues.

February 17, 2020

SDNY Trial of Rollin' 30 Crips Has Social Media Exhibits Fight Amid 10 Hour Cross of Cooperator

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 10 – A Bronx based gang racketeering conspiracy was the subject of a sealed complaint against five defendants signed on November 9, 2016 by Magistrate Judge Sarah J. Netburn of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  

 Later the indictment grew to nine defendants - and on February 6, 2020 opening arguments began in the trail of three of the defendants, the last three standing so to speak: Randy Torres, Charles Ventura and Walston Owen, each with an a/k/a nickname and soon to be on a Facebook. 

  Inner City Press was the only media in the courtroom of SDNY Judge Victor Marrero as he instructed the jury, first telling them he wanted to begin at 8 am then saying it was not possible due to another higher profile case in the SDNY (US v. Schulte, the CIA leaks case Inner City Press is also covering).  

 On February 10 an issue arose in the trial concerning a juror who spoke, alone, to Judge Marrero at the end of the day. Judge Marrero proceed to call all counsel forward for a whispered sidebar that has yet to be explained. Before that, defense counsel was cross examining a cooperator named Nathaniel Rodriguez, and says there will be a full day of same on February 11. Meanwhile the prosecution in push for admission of their Social Media Exhibits. Inner City Press will stay on this.

Back on February 6 Assistant US Attorney Jacqueline Kelly pointed at each of the three defendants, and described crimes including at a September 2015 "rap video shoot." Then there was a witness from Facebook, Michele Ilich Daubas, authenticating a defendant's Facebook page. Inner City Press will at much as possible follow the case, including a who's-who of the CJA bar. The case is US v. Torres, et al., 16-cr-809 (Marrero).

February 10, 2020

Basketball Standout Ashanae McLaughlin Released on Bank Fraud Charges Without SDNY Exclusion Zone

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 3 – Bronxite Ashanae McLaughlin was the New York Daily News female high school basketball player of the year in 2014. She is or was set for a full scholarship to Seton Hall.

  Then she was named in a federal racketeering indictment, and counts of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. 

 On February 3 McLaughlin was brought in by US Marshals before US District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.

 In the gallery along with Inner City Press as the only media was McLaughlin's mother, to whom Judge Netburn spoke during the proceeding.   Assistant US Attorney Justin Rodriguez asked that the Soundview area of The Bronx be declared an "exclusion zone" as a condition of McLaughlin being released. But her mother and grandmother live there.

Judge Netburn declined to impose the condition, but asked the mother to try to arrange to meet her daughter outside of the area. 

  Judge Netburn told McLaughlin she might be eligible for the SDNY Young Adult Opportunity Program she co-runs with District Judge Ronnie Abrams, and that Inner City Press has previously covered, here

  Judge Netburn added that the program does not work with anyone accused of a violent crime. The 11-defendant indictment McLaughlin was included in does include violence, though she is charged only with bank fraud, ID theft and racketeering. Can YAOP handle racketeering? Will Seton Hall help?

February 3, 2020

Alleged Bronx Car Jacker A Queens Mother of Three Is Ordered Detained In SDNY

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 3 – Shelly Washington, a 26-year old mother of three charged with an armed car-jacking in The Bronx, was brought in shackles into the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrates Court on January 31. She was the last case of the day, and Inner City Press was the only media present. 

 Assistant US Attorney David Robles said that she should be detained, that surveillance video showed the car jacking and that her co-conspirator is still at liberty.  

Federal Defender Julia Gatto emphasized that her client does not appear on the surveillance video, which covered only the driver's seat. She said Washington lives in Far Rockaway with her mother who has legal custody, by the family's choice, over her three children. Washington "does hair" in their residence, and would consent to home detention.
   Magistrate Judge James L. Cott retired to his robing room to confer with Pre Trial Services. He emerged some 15 minutes later to ask about the children's custody arrangement, then took a shorter recess. 

 When he returned, Judge Cott said he is sympathetic to any mother of three, and is not prejudging the merits of the prosecution. But he could not see a set of conditions on which Washington could be released.

   He ordered her detained, withe understanding that at a conference set for February 3 she and Federal Defender Gatto could argue again for release before assigned District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan. The case is US v. Washington, 20-cr-37 (Kaplan / Cott).

January 27, 2020

Recidivist Database Of NYPD Used For SDNY Detention of Montanez For Crimes on Allerton Ave

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 22 –   Christopher Montanez has been detained pending trial on charges of brandishing a gun to rob a bank at 706 Allerton Avenue in the Bronx on January 21. But there is more to the story.   The complaint on which Montanez is detained alleged that on January 16, Montanez "displayed a firearm in his waistband" to rob a cell phone store at 738 Allerton Avenue of $300.

   The NYPD put up a flier, and then Confidential Source-1 contacted them and said that the person in the flier had been arrest approximately one year ago "after his participation in a fight at a bodega on Allerton Avenue."

    The NYPD, Inner City Press now understands based on its reporting, used a "recidivist" data base to identify Montanez and begin surveilling him, leading to his arrest and now detention. Inner City Press understands that the recidivist database includes inter alia turnstile fare beating incidents. The case is US v. Montanez, 20-mj-760 (Gorenstein).

January 20, 2020

In SDNY Mercado Charged With Pistol Shot in the Bronx Claims It Was Only BBs But Denied Bail

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 10 – Orlando Mercado, charged with providing a pistol to another man named Gonzalez who shot at the owner of a parking lot in the Bronx where the duo allegedly sold drugs, argued for bail on January 10 before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Barbra Freeman. 

  It was a presumption case, given the charge of weapons in connection with drugs. But Mercado's assigned Criminal Justice Act panel lawyer Sabrina Shroff argued that Mercado is a drug addict and should be bailed to a residential drug program.  

 Shroff also contested the strength of the evidence, stating that one of the witnesses is a cooperator and that the pistol at issue was a b.b. gun. 

   When Assistant US Attorney Domenic Gentile replied that Mercado had been breaking into cars in his Bronx neighborhood to steal things to sell to feed his drug habit, Judge Freeman asked it might not be that he broken into cars to sleep in them. 

 For a moment it looked like Mercado might be bailed out. But ultimately Judge Freeman said she had no idea where Mercado would live, if he would return to court and that he was not, in fact, a danger to the community.   

It was a remand to prison without prejudice to a renewed bail application, perhaps to Judge Freeman if she is available, or to the judge covering the Magistrates Court when the application is made. She approved funding for the transcript in that event. The case is US v. Gonzalez, et al., 19-cr-906 (Furman / Freeman).

January 13, 2020

Ivorian Mission to UN Ran Over Bronxite Donald Lewis Then Removed Case to SDNY

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 8 – A car owned by the Ivory Coast Mission to the United Nations ran over pedestian Donald Lewis in The Bronx on November 24, 2018. Beyond no-fault insurance, asserting the Ivorian Mission's negigence, Lewis sued in state court in the Bronx.

   Nearly immediately, the Mission snatched the case away from the Bronx state court and removed it to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In its notice of removal, the Mission's lawyers wrote that "for reference, Cote d'Ivoire is also known as the Ivory Coast, which is a country located on the south coast of West Africa."

    They did not mention French colonialism, or Laurent Gbagbo, or now the president installed after him trying to stay in power, a question on which the UN has refused to answer written questions from Inner City Press.

   The notice of removal included a letter from Ivorian Deputy Permanent Representative Desire G. Wulfran, that Mission staffer Diarra ADAMA was in fact driving the car, diplomatic license plate 0126ACD, on November 24, 2018.  

On January 8 the case came before SDNY Judge George B. Daniels, and Inner City Press was there. There were disputes about discovery, between lawyers Richard S. Weiss of Koenigsberg & Associates PC and Keane & Bernheimer PLLC;  a future conference date was set. Inner City Press, banned from the UN for its questions about the colonial corruption of UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres, will continue to follow this case. It is Lewis v. Permanent Mission of Cote d'Ivoire to the UN, et al., 19-cv-1375 (Daniels).

January 6, 2020

In SDNY Wilson Perez For 2017 Kidnapping In The Bronx Gets 5 Years Shaved To 3 After Cold In MDC

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 2 – In August 2017 Wilson Perez and two others kidnapped a person they believe tricked them about robbing a van full of drugs in The Bronx. They pistol-whipped the person, the gun went off and the person jumped out of the car onto the Major Deegan Expressway.

   Perez was sentenced to five years, on a Guideline of 135 to 168 months, but like many defendants the Supreme Court's decision in US v. Davis put him up for re-sentencing. This took place on January 2 before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Analisa Torres, with only Perez' family and Inner City Press in the gallery.

   Perez' lawyer Sarah Kunstler argued that Torres has been working as a barber while in prison, where he was assaulted twice breaking his jaw and bones around his eye socket. When the power went off in the MDC in Brooklyn, the titanium screws in him caused extra pain.

    Judge Torres recited the crime, and the punishment. She reduced his five years to three years, drawing a thank you from Perez and his family. He still may face deportation. Kunstler said if "time served," the order of removal might not happen. Now, it is not known. The case is US v. Perez, 17-cr-5013 (Torres).December 30, 2019

Yonkers Detective Who Lied About Bronx Drugs Pleads To Misdemeanor As Inner City Press Films

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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NYC CRIMINAL COURT, Dec 27 – Sean Fogarty waited in the front row of Manhattan Criminal Court arraignments part on December 27, waiting with his lawyer to get the deal of his life, a deal not afforded to most defendants.

   As a detective with the Yonkers Police Department, and member of a task force executing a warrant at 3410 Barker Avenue in The Bronx in April 2018, Fogarty outright lied as to where he had searched and found drugs.

      The warrant covered only the first and second floor, but Fogarty illegal searched the third floor, and then lied that the drugs he found were come from the floors below.   

 Calvin Powell spent five months in jail after Fogarty's perjured grand jury testimony. He had been on federal Supervised Release. Now he is suing.

   Inner City Press, which was in the arraignment part for Fogerty's plead-down to a misdemeanor with no jail time, live streamed his exit from the courtroom in the imprompty media pen set up in the lobby, here.

  While the state court at 100 Centre Street is more run down than its nearby Federal counterparts, filming is allowed inside the building. Inner City Press will have more on and like this.

December 23, 2019

Defendant Horge Tells SDNY Judge Swain of Stabbings In MCC Computers Unsuited for Discovery

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