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Oct 7, 2022, S&P Global, "Politics likely at play in First Citizens, CIT deal delay," by Lauren Seay, "Matthew Lee, executive director of Inner City Press said: "at the Fed under Chair Jay Powell CRA is not given the weight that it should be, so I don't think it's the reason here." The delay may also be an attempt by Powell to "seem more serious on merger review. They send a message if they want to send one by delaying. But what's the point of a message if nobody knows? The ball is in their court to say why," Lee said. https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/politics-likely-at-play-in-first-citizens-cit-deal-delay-66917342


Sept 28, 2021, Financial Report 24, "Former Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith Pleads Guilty to North Korea Charge, Enters Plea Deal for 6.5 Years," by Steven Anderson, "Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press has abeen reporting on the trial and he discusses Griffith’s plea deal in a Monday morning podcast," https://financialreport24.com/3059/former-ethereum-dev-virgil-griffith-pleads-guilty-to-north-korea-charge-enters-plea-deal-for-6-5-years-report/

Sept 27, 2021, UK Today News, "Former Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith Pleads Guilty to North Korea Charge, Enters Plea Deal for 6.5 Years," "One possible reason is the barring of the remote testimony of an Ethereum Foundation lawyer,” Lou further tweeted on Monday morning.  Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press has also been reporting on the trial and he discusses Griffith’s plea deal in a Monday morning podcast," https://todayuknews.com/crypto-currency/former-ethereum-dev-virgil-griffith-pleads-guilty-to-north-korea-charge-enters-plea-deal-for-6-5-years-report-bitcoin-news/

Sept 23, 2021, NRWZ.de, "OneCoin process: Frank R. was a top leader,' says Konstantin Ignatov," by by Martin Himmelträger, "As before, the memory of a smartphone that was secured in the Greenwood cell still has to be refurbished," quoted New York court reporter Matthew Russell Lee [including] on Substack from the conference call, "https://www.nrwz.de/premium/onecoin-verfahren-frank-r-war-ein-top-leader-sagt-konstantin-ignatov/324117

Sept 16, 2021: IMF answers Inner City Press questions on Guinea, Ukraine (Bitcoin, El Salvador) and Venezuela, IMF video: https://youtu.be/TjT6PWAbv58

Sept 16, 2021, Q&A with  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), from Min 34 https://www.ifrcnewsroom.org/preview/en/323/more-than-139-million-people-hit-by-climate-crisis-and-covid-19-new-ifrc-analysis-reveals/2577

Sept 2, 2021, Norwood News, "Acting MTA Chair: New Yorkers Should Not Attempt to Travel Amid Tropical Storm Ida," by Sile Moloney, "Inner City Press reported, 'mid NYC / subway flash flood, long wait on Bronx-bound 4 train stopped at Foley Square,'" https://www.norwoodnews.org/acting-mta-chair-says-new-yorkers-should-not-attempt-to-travel-amid-tropical-storm-ida/

Sept 1, 2021, NewsOne, "Feds’ Latest Capitol Riots Arrest Is A Black Man In What Could Be A First," by Bruce C.T. Wright, "The Inner City Press, which covers legal proceedings around the country, reported that a police report from a prior arrest indicated that Hayah identifies as 'Black-Non-Hispanic,'" https://newsone.com/4196981/uliyahu-hayah-capitol-riots-arrest/

August 26, 2021, National Law Journal, "Judge Who Released Michael Avenatti's Financial Records asked the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules to consider changing a federal rule on privacy protections for filings," "However, journalist Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press intervened, advocating for the release of the affidavits because, he argued, they qualify as judicial documents," https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2021/08/26/judge-who-released-michael-avenattis-financial-records-says-privacy-rule-needs-clarification/

August 20, 2021, Law & Crime, "Anti-Biden N.C. Man Behind Fake Bomb Threat in D.C. Charged with Threatening to Use Weapon of Mass Destruction and Explosives," by Colin Kalmbacher, "According to Inner City Press, during his brief appearance, Roseberry, fighting back tears, said that he had not been receiving his medication recently and that this had likely made things worse for him," https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/anti-biden-n-c-man-behind-fake-bomb-threat-in-d-c-charged-with-threatening-to-use-weapon-of-mass-destruction-and-explosives/

August 20, 2021, "R. Kelly Judge Reportedly Snaps At Defense Lawyer For Tweeting In Court: 'Didn’t I Tell You?'" by Zack Linly,"  "In theR.Kelly trial, first Judge Ann M. Donnelly banned the Press and public from the courtroom, and refused to provide the type of listen-only call-in line that exists in Federal courts all over the US. Now she admonishes the tweet," @InnerCityPress, https://myv949.com/2021/08/20/r-kelly-judge-reportedly-snaps-at-defense-lawyer-for-tweeting-in-court-didnt-i-tell-you/

July 30, 2021, "A Capitol riot suspect told a judge he refuses to wear masks because it ‘stresses me out,’" by Christine Watkins, "'You say you’ve been a lawyer for 40 years, but you called her arrogant and prissy,' Walton said, as quoted by Inner City Press,"  https://sportsgrindentertainment.com/a-capitol-riot-suspect-told-a-judge-he-refuses-to-wear-masks-because-it-stresses-me-out-according-to-reports/

July 27, 2021, New York Law Journal, "Judge Orders Release of Michael Avenatti's Financial Affidavits In Stormy Daniels Theft Case," "Journalist Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press had intervened, advocating for the affidavits' release," https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2021/07/27/judge-orders-release-of-michael-avenattis-financial-affidavits-in-stormy-daniels-theft-case/

July 27, 2021, Associated Press, "Judge orders release of Avenatti financial information," by Larry Neumeister, "As the judge considered whether to keep the information sealed, he received submissions from the Inner City Press, a media outlet which sought disclosure, and documents from attorneys in the case," https://apnews.com/article/trials-new-york-michael-avenatti-3aad777a30a2a9be8b9c5a07e6457b70

July 27, 2021, Sahara Reporters (Nigeria), "UN Chief, Amina Mohammed, Bans US Media Outlet For Asking About Sunday Igboho’s Trial In Benin Republic,"  "The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, has banned a United States' medium, Inner City Press, from covering UN briefings after it asked questions about President Muhammadu Buhari-government's arrest and trial of Yoruba Nation Activist, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho)," http://saharareporters.com/2021/07/28/un-chief-amina-mohammed-bans-us-media-outlet-asking-about-sunday-igboho%E2%80%99s-trial-benin & https://sundiatapost.com/un-chief-amina-mohammed-bans-us-media-outlet-for-asking-about-sunday-igbohos-trial-in-benin-republic/

July 27, 2021, Buffalo Business First, "Comments on the M&T/People's United merger," by Dan Miner, "Matthew Lee, executive director, Inner City Press/Fair Finance Watch, wrote in opposition and requested an extension to the public comment period. Lee...," https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2021/07/28/m-t-peoples-united-merger-comments.html

July 22, 2021, Haberler Ankara (Turkey), "Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith, 20 Years In Prison On The Agenda," "Ethereum developer Virgil Griffth has been detained after he was found to have violated his bail terms, Inner City Press reported," https://haberlerankara.com/foto/7505668/ethereum-dunyasinda-sok-gelistirici-virgil-griffith-kara-para-isine-bulasti-20-yil-hapis-gundemde

July 21, 2021, EZamine.net (Spain), "Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Arrested For Breaching Bail Terms By Accessing Coinbase Wallet," "Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been taken into custody. He is said to have reportedly violated the terms of his bail, according to Inner City Press reports," https://www.ezanime.net/el-desarrollador-de-ethereum-virgil-griffith-detenido-por-violar-los-terminos-de-la-fianza-al-acceder-a-coinbase-wallet/

July 21, 2021, Bitcoin News, "Former Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Arrested for Signing Into His Coinbase Account," by Jamie Redman, "According to reports stemming from investigative journalist Matthew Russell Lee, from Inner City Press, former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has violated the terms of his bail and has been taken into custody," https://news.bitcoin.com/former-ethereum-developer-virgil-griffith-arrested-for-signing-into-his-coinbase-account-report/

July 21, 2021, Marseille News (France), "Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith remanded in custody for violating bail conditions by gaining access to Coinbase wallet," "Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been remanded in custody. He allegedly violated the terms of his bail, according to Inner City Press reports," https://www.marseillenews.net/le-developpeur-dethereum-virgil-griffith-place-en-detention-provisoire-pour-avoir-enfreint-les-conditions-de-mise-en-liberte-sous-caution-en-accedant-au-portefeuille-coinbase.html

July 21, 2021, Investing.com, "Ethereum developer rearrested for trying to check crypto account," "Virgil Griffith was surrounded by two US Marshals and took off his belt before being taken into the holding cell. His lawyer Mr. Klein, when the Press asked, said he had no comment. Virgil's father, whom Inner City Press previously spoke with, nodded," https://www.investing.com/news/cryptocurrency-news/ethereum-developer-rearrested-for-trying-to-check-crypto-account-2564728

July 21, 2021, Thai FRX (Thailand), "Former Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Arrested For Signing In To His Coinbase Account," "According to investigative journalist Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press, former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has breached his bail conditions and has been detained," https://www.thaifrx.com/virgil-griffith-%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%9C%E0%B8%B9%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%92%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%B2-ethereum-%E0%B8%96%E0%B8%B9%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A%E0%B9%83/

July 21, 2021, Coindesk, "Virgil Griffith Remanded in Custody in the US," by Sebastian Sinclair, "Prominent Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been remanded in custody, Inner City Press reported Wednesday," https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/virgil-griffith-remanded-in-custody-in-the-us-2021-07-21

July 21, 2021, Coin Geek, "Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith ordered back to jail," "'After consulting counsel, his mother made an online request to access a U.S.-based and regulated cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase,' according to [Inner City Press] case notes," https://coingeek.com/judge-orders-ethereum-researcher-griffith-back-to-jail/

July 21, 2021, Bitcoin Exchange Guide, "Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Remanded In Custody For Violating Bail Terms By Accessing Coinbase Wallet," by Jimmy Aki, "Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been remanded in custody. He's said to have reportedly violated the terms of his bail, per reports from Inner City Press," https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/ethereum-developer-virgil-griffith-remanded-in-custody-for-violating-bail-terms-by-accessing-coinbase-wallet/

July 21, 2021, Comparic (Poland), "Ethereum (ETH) developer Virgil Griffith could be sentenced to 20 years in prison," "The cryptocurrency developer was held in custody after a federal judge ruled that he violated bail terms, according to reports by Inner City Press," https://comparic.pl/programista-ethereum-eth-virgil-griffith-moze-zostac-skazany-na-20-lat-wiezienia/

July 21, 2021, Forklog (Russian), "Media: Ethereum developer accused of collaboration with DPRK returned to custody," "Former Ethereum Foundation researcher Virgil Griffith has been returned to custody, reported Inner City Press," https://forklog.com/smi-obvinyaemogo-v-sotrudnichestve-s-kndr-ethereum-razrabotchika-vernuli-pod-strazhu/

July 20, 2021, Decrypt, "Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith Violates Bail by Trying to Access Coinbase Account," by Jeff Benson, "Virgil Griffith was surrounded by two US Marshals and took off his belt before being taken into the holding cell. His lawyer Mr. Klein, when the Press asked, said he had no comment. Virgil's father, whom Inner City Press previously spoke with, nodded," https://decrypt.co/76458/ethereum-developer-virgil-griffith-bail-eth-coinbase-north-korea

July 20, 2021, Mon Livret (France), "Virgil Griffith, a historical Ethereum developer has been taken into custody," "Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been taken into custody after a federal judge ruled he violated the terms of his bail, according to an Inner City Press report," https://www.mon-livret.fr/virgil-griffith-un-developpeur-historique-dethereum-a-ete-place-en-detention.html

July 18, 2021, Heavy.com, "Dillon Jordan: Movie Producer Ran International Prostitution Ring, Feds Say," "Jordan appeared in court via video from jail in California on July 16 and was released from custody on $150,000 bail, Inner City Press reports. He was also ordered to turn over any firearms he owns, according to the news site," https://heavy.com/news/dillon-jordan/

July 16, 2021, International Business Times (Singapore), "The movie producer, who appeared in court on Thursday, reportedly agreed to face charges in the Southern District of New York. He was ordered to be released on a $150,000 bond, according to the Twitter account Inner City Press," https://www.ibtimes.sg/who-dillon-jordon-indie-movie-producer-arrested-running-international-prostitution-ring-58870

July 15, Daily Mail (UK), "Indie movie producer Dillon Jordan who was behind Maggie Gyllenhaal film The Kindergarten Teacher is indicted for running international prostitution ring with UK-based madam," "While appearing in a California court on Thursday, Jordan reportedly agreed to face charges in the Southern District of New York and he was ordered to be released on a $150,000 bond, according to the Twitter account Inner City Press.  An Assistant U.S. Attorney told the court that a case agent had confirmed that none of the charges involved minors, Inner City Press reported," https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9793271/Indie-movie-producer-Dillon-Jordan-indicted-running-international-prostitution-ring.html

July 15, 2021, California News Times, "An assistant federal prosecutor told the court that the litigation agent had confirmed that there were no charges involving minors, Inner City Press reported," https://californianewstimes.com/indie-movie-producer-dillon-jordan-is-indicted-for-running-international-prostitution-ring/441587/

July 8, 2021, "Inner City Press Live-Tweeting Michael Avenatti Sentencing," Ordinary Times,  https://ordinary-times.com/2021/07/08/inner-city-press-livetweeting-michael-avenatti-sentencing/

July 1, 2021, Q&A with US Envoy Zuniga on Honduras, "MR PRICE:  We’ll go the line of Matthew Russell Lee.  QUESTION:  Sure.  Thanks a lot.  And thanks, thanks for doing the call.  I wanted to ask about Honduras.  In looking at the list, you have former President Pepe Lobo, you have current Congressman Oscar Najera, and you mention this Cachiros.  But being here in the Southern District of New York court and covering the trials of the brother of the current president and of Geovanny Fuentes Ramirez, it’s clear that President Juan Orlando Hernandez is mentioned repeatedly by Department of Justice prosecutors as not only getting campaign contributions from drug traffickers but perhaps being involved in it himself.  So I’m wondering:  On this specific case, can you say what the reasoning is of not having him on the list?" https://www.state.gov/special-envoy-for-the-northern-triangle-ricardo-zuniga-on-release-of-the-section-353-report-aka-corrupt-actors-list/

June 24, 2021, "Capitol rioter allowed to go on vacation after making 'divine special appearance' in court," by Jess Sabine, Boing Boing, "Matthew Russell Lee @MatthewLeeICP Update: In DC January 6 Case Pauline Bauer Is Now Ordered Released, After 1 Night, So Will Drive to Mt Rushmore July 4 after appearing before DDC District Judge McFadden June 28," https://boingboing.net/2021/06/24/capitol-rioter-allowed-to-go-on-vacation-after-making-divine-special-appearance-in-court.html

June 24, 2021, Q&A with IMF on crypto-currency & El Salvador, Cameroon corruption https://twitter.com/innercitypress/status/1408109410547867655

 

June 23, 2021, "Judge releases Capitol rioter to go on vacation after she makes ‘divine special appearance’ in court," by David Edwards, Raw Story, "The news of Pauline Bauer's release was first reported by Matthew Russell Lee on Inner City Press.  According to the report, Faruqui ordered Bauer to be held in jail after finding her in contempt of court on June 21," https://www.rawstory.com/pauline-bauer-release/

 

June 10, 2021 IMF Q&A on crypto El Salvador, SEC v. XRP: https://twitter.com/i/status/1404135932157067266

May 27, 2021, US "Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung On the Secretary’s Upcoming Travel to San Jose, Costa Rica," "Let’s go the line Matthew Russell Lee.  QUESTION: Sure. Thanks a lot and thanks for taking the question. I had wanted to ask specifically about Honduras. There have been a series of cases in the Southern District of New York where the brother of the president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, his brother Tony was convicted of drug trafficking," https://www.state.gov/briefing-with-acting-assistant-secretary-for-western-hemisphere-affairs-julie-chung-on-the-secretarys-upcoming-travel-to-san-jose-costa-rica/

May 7, 2021, Law360, "NY Judge Says Avenatti 'Not As High-Profile As He Once Was,'" "Two media outlets, the New York Daily News and Inner City Press, had objected to Baum's request in writing," https://www.law360.com/trials/articles/1382324/ny-judge-says-avenatti-not-as-high-profile-as-he-once-was-

May 6, 2021, Law & Crime, "Alleged Capitol Rioter Faces Mental Health Examination After Screaming During Multiple Court Hearings," by Colin Kalmbacher, " https://lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-siege/fck-all-of-you-alleged-capitol-rioter-faces-mental-health-examination-after-screaming-during-multiple-court-hearings/

May 6, 2021, Mediaite, "Capitol Riot Cases Go Way Off Rails in Zoom Court Hearing," by Caleb Howe, "These multi-defendant presentments may not be a good idea - Copeland is objecting to Antonio's lawyer pleading 'Fox-itis,'" https://www.mediaite.com/politics/f-bombs-mute-wars-and-foxitis-capitol-riot-cases-go-way-off-rails-in-zoom-court-hearing/

May 6, Press Reality, "Drake’s Dad Slams Journalist For Causing Beef Between Rappers," "Vlad came under fire last year after feds admitted that they used parts of his interview to indict rapper Casanova.  In public interviews, he has admitted to stabbing inmates while incarcerated on those charges,” Inner City press reported at the time," https://pressreality.com/2021/05/06/drakes-dad-slams-journalist-for-causing-beef-between-rappers/

May 5, 2021, HipHopDX, "NY Rapper Jeezy Mula Sentenced to Prison Bid," by Dana Scott, "According to Inner City Press, the 24-month sentencing is from Jeezy Mula pleading guilty on January 22 for conspiracy to commit bank fraud," https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.61968/title.new-york-rapper-jeezy-mula-sentenced-to-prison-bid-for-bloods-gang-bank-fraud-scam#signup

May 4, 2021, Wall Street Window (podcast), "SNDY Court Cases: Guo Wengwui, Ghislaine Maxwell, & Michael Avenatti w/ Matthew Russell Lee," https://wallstreetwindow.com/2021/05/sndy-court-cases-guo-wengwui-ghislaine-maxwell-michael-avenatti-w-matthew-russell-lee/

April 9, 2021, Journal Inquirer, "Challenge opposes M&T takeover of People’s United," by Adam Hushin, Fari Finance Watch, "a financial consumer watchdog group has asked federal regulators to deny Buffalo-based M&T Bank Corp.’s application to acquire People’s United Bank, based on what it claims is a record of discriminatory lending practices by M&T," https://www.journalinquirer.com/business/challenge-opposes-m-t-takeover-of-people-s-united/article_2434dc54-994f-11eb-9e36-231156639ac4.html

April 6, 2021, Law & Crime, "Prosecutors, Citing Suspect’s Post-Jan. 6 Contact with Dinesh D’Souza and Joe Rogan, Claim Capitol Rioter Is Too ‘Savvy’ to Be Released on Bail," by Colin Kalmbacher, "The court appeared skeptical of the relevance, wondering why the government might be concerned about a defendant getting “a book deal” and making “a lot of money,” according to Inner City Press," https://lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-siege/prosecutors-citing-suspects-post-jan-6-contact-with-dinesh-dsouza-and-joe-rogan-claim-capitol-rioter-is-too-savvy-to-be-released-on-bail/

March 30, 2021, La Prensa (Honduras), "Tony Hernandez, This Is How His Sentencing Unfolded," "the trial unfolded this way according to Inner City Press," https://www.laprensa.hn/honduras/1453420-410/tony-hernandez-sentencia-jucio-lectura-estados-unidos-corte-nueva-york

March 30, 2021, UNeTV Honduras interview outside SDNY, from 3:10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCcXyOVM1Uk

March 24, 2021, Berliner Zeitung, "Wirecard reference: Manager Ruben Weigand found guilty in New York," "The sentence will be set on June 25th. This is reported by the investigative platform Inner City Press," https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/wirtschaft-verantwortung/wirecard/wirecard-bezug-manager-ruben-weigand-in-new-york-schuldig-gesprochen-li.148492

March 22, 2021, France24 / AFP, "Alleged partner of the president of Honduras found guilty of drug trafficking," '"I think Fuentes was a collateral victim of the (US) government's desire to prosecute President Hernández. I assume that at some point there will be an indictment (against the president) if there isn't one already, and the president will have to deal with that," his attorney Avi Moskowitz told Inner City Press after the verdict," https://www.france24.com/es/minuto-a-minuto/20210322-declaran-culpable-de-narcotr%C3%A1fico-a-supuesto-socio-del-presidente-de-honduras-1 & https://www.swissinfo.ch/por/suposto-parceiro-do-presidente-de-honduras-%C3%A9-condenado-por-narcotr%C3%A1fico-nos-eua/46470280

March 20, 2021, Explica, "They reveal a list of 78 people that “El Cachiro” would have killed in Honduras," "The international agency Inner City Press, through journalist Matthew Russell Lee, revealed this Friday the list of 78 people who apparently killed in Honduras the former leader of the cartel of The Cachiros, Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga," https://www.explica.co/they-reveal-a-list-of-78-people-that-el-cachiro-would-have-killed-in-honduras/

March 18, 2021, Macau Business, "Judge grants convicted businessman Ng Lap Seng early prison release," "Ng’s defence had also requested for the businessman to take a private charter flight back to China, according to publication Inner City Press," https://www.macaubusiness.com/judge-grants-convicted-businessman-ng-lap-seng-early-prison-release/

March 18, 2021, Ponto Final (Portuguese), "Macau businessman Ng Lap Seng expected to leave prison soon," "Ng's defense also asked that the businessman be allowed to take a private flight back to China, according to Inner City Press," https://pontofinalmacau.wordpress.com/2021/03/19/empresario-de-macau-ng-lap-seng-deve-sair-da-prisao-em-breve/

March 17, 2021, Criterio (Honduras), "New York prosecutor's office asks for life in prison for "Tony" Hernández," "According to documentation presented by the Prosecutor's Office and published by Inner City Press , "Tony" Hernández began his criminal conduct in drug trafficking between 2004 and 2008, when he joined Héctor Emilio Fernández Rosa's drug trafficking structure," https://criterio.hn/fiscalia-en-nueva-york-pide-cadena-perpetua-para-tony-hernandez/

March 16, 2021, Criterio (Honduras), "JOH received US $ 15,000 in the first meeting with Geovanny Fuentes, according to a witness in a trial in NY," "According to the statements collected by Inner City Press, the day began with "the accountant" narrating two of his visits to the drug laboratory located in Cerro Negro, Cortés. Both visits separated by a period of three months were carried out at the request of his boss, Fuad Jarufe," https://criterio.hn/joh-recibio-us-15000-en-primera-reunion-con-geovanny-fuentes-segun-testigo-en-juicio-en-ny/

March 12, 2021, Criterio (Honduras), "Judge Castel prohibits recordings after audio leak in trial against Geovanny Fuentes," "According to information released by Inner City Press, the sound fragments released through the YouTube platform correspond to the testimony of Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga in relation to the bribes made to President Juan Hernández. These audios would have been obtained through one of the telephone conference lines, which is why they would be suspended," https://criterio.hn/juez-castel-prohibe-grabaciones-tras-filtracion-de-audios-en-juicio-contra-geovanny-fuentes/

March 12, 2021, Tiempo (Honduras), "They reveal a list of 78 people El Cachiro Killed," "the interenational agency Inner City Press,through journalist Matthew Russell Lee, on Friday revealed the list of 78 people killed by the former leader of Los Cachiros cartel, https://tiempo.hn/lista-78-personas-cachiro-habria-matado-honduras/

March 12, 201, La Tribuna (Honduras), "El Cachiro admits to lying: His intention was to work with the DEA, he denied information and does not know of ordered deaths," Information source Inner City Press, https://www.latribuna.hn/2021/03/12/admite-mentir-el-cachiro-su-intencion-era-trabajar-con-la-dea-nego-informacion-y-desconoce-muertes-ordenadas/

March 11, 2021, Criterio (Honduras), "In trial against Geovanny Fuentes, Cachiros boss reveals that he gave bribes to JOH, Ricardo Álvarez and Mel Zelaya," "During the trial, Devis Rivera admitted that after Geovanny Fuentes was imprisoned in New York, he found him on two occasions, although it should not have happened. The first was in one of the bathrooms, where Fuentes began to cry and speak ill of the Honduran president, Inner City Press reported," https://criterio.hn/en-juicio-contra-geovanny-fuentes-jefe-de-cachiros-revela-que-dio-sobornos-a-joh-ricardo-alvarez-y-mel-zelaya/

March 11, 2021, UNeTV https://youtu.be/8NyICB70i5U

March 10, 2021, "Bank fraud in the USA: What role did the German defendant and Wirecard play?" by Sabine Löwenberger, Casino Online, Germany, "Akhavan and Weigand have set up payment solutions for both marijuana dealers and the porn and gambling industries, according to reports from investigative journalists at Inner City Press," https://www.casinoonline.de/nachrichten/wirecard-und-deutscher-angeklagten-in-us-bankenbetrug-verwickelt-52282/

March 10, 2021, Above The Law, "Lawyer Who Boasted About Kicking In Nancy Pelosi’s Door Released On Bail, Wants A Glass Of Wine With Dinner," by KATHRYN RUBINO, "Calhoun also lamented the end of his legal practice, according to Inner City Press," https://abovethelaw.com/2021/03/lawyer-who-boasted-about-kicking-in-nancy-pelosis-door-released-on-bail-wants-a-glass-of-wine-with-dinner/

March 9, 2021, Law & Crimes, "Lawyer Who Bragged About Storming Capitol Asks Judge If He Can Get a Drink with His Steak Tonight," by COLIN KALMBACHER, "According to Inner City Press, Calhoun protested that sites like YouTube aren’t strictly social media because they contain how-to videos," https://lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-siege/lawyer-who-bragged-about-storming-capitol-asks-judge-if-he-can-get-a-drink-with-his-steak-tonight/

March 9, 2021, El Libertador, Honduras, "HONDURAS / NEW YORK PROSECUTOR ACCUSATION AFFIRMS BEFORE JUDGE: "HE IS GUILTY," "The US drug trafficking trial against Geovanny Fuentes Ramírez began on the morning of March 9. Inner City Press was there," http://www.web.ellibertador.hn/index.php/noticias/nacionales/2748-honduras-acusacion-de-fiscalia-de-new-york-afirma-ante-juez-el-es-culpable

March 4, 2021, Radio Honduras, "New York court would be accepting new evidence that would link JOH with alleged narco Geovanny Fuentes, according to journalist Matthew Russell Lee," https://www.radiohrn.hn/corte-de-nueva-york-estaria-aceptando-nuevas-pruebas-en-juicio-contra-geovanny-fuentes-donde-se-menciona-a-joh-segun-periodista-matthew-russell-lee

Feb 25, 2020, Honduras UNeTV on upcoming Fuentes trial, and US v. Nejad information Inner City Press filed to get unsealed: https://youtu.be/DcB7fCcHUd0 and episode https://www.facebook.com/unetvhn/videos/3956490997743108/

Jan 30, 2021, Law & Crime, "Two Proud Boys Indicted on Conspiracy Charges, Attorney Says Defendant Being Denied Access to Counsel," by COLIN KALMBACHER, "Pepe was granted bail by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on January 13, according to Inner City Press," https://lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-siege/two-proud-boys-indicted-on-conspiracy-charges-attorney-says-defendant-being-denied-access-to-counsel/

Jan 29, 2021, ShadowProof, "US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TRIES TO STIFLE ALLEGED WIKILEAKS SOURCE’S CHALLENGE TO CRUEL CONFINEMENT," by Kevin Gosztola, "Lawyer Sabrina Shroff, according to Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press, opened Schulte’s trial by maintaining the CIA did not want these documents published and the CIA had no idea how they were leaked," https://shadowproof.com/2021/01/29/us-doj-moves-stifle-alleged-wikileaks-source-challenge-mccnewyork/

January 14, 2020, IMF Briefing, "I wanted to ask about two programs or possible programs that seem to be kind of in play. One is in Kenya. It's reported, at least, that $1.5 billion program is getting near. There seems to be a lot of issues with the Paris Club," https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2021/01/14/tr011421-transcript-of-imf-press-briefing?cid=em-COM-123-42520 & https://youtu.be/Ae8Db-KpjuI

January 13, 2021, "Guterres - a Pro-Makhzen?" by Mourad Bendris, "Melissa Flemming. Who was not prayed for, against all odds because the fact was allowed, to take radical measures against himself and Inner City Press; both had their accreditation withdrawn and banned from entering the headquarters of the international organization. Worse, continued Matthew Russell Lee, the lady Flemming even banned him, and any representative of Inner City Press, all access to the WebEx platform; a platform that allows journalists to cover live events taking place both within the UN and other major international institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF),"https://www.dzair-tube.dz/fr/guterres-un-pro-makhzen/

January 11, 2021, Portal Diplomatico, "Matthew Lee: Antonio Guterres and his team collaborate with the Moroccan lobby at the United Nations to censor the issue of Western Sahara," "In an interview with El Portal Diplomático, the journalist specialized in United Nations affairs, Matthew Russell Lee, addresses the complicity of certain circles within the United Nations to facilitate the operation of pro-Moroccan journalists; as well as the alleged corruption of Guterres," https://elportaldiplomatico.com/en/matthew-lee-antonio-guterres-and-his-team-collaborate-with-the-moroccan-lobby-at-the-united-nations-to-censor-the-issue-of-western-sahara/

January 10, 2021, Seattle Times, "Seattle man charged with assaulting a federal officer at U.S. Capitol siege, "Leffingwell’s attorney said in court that he intended to return to Seattle, and the magistrate judge ordered him to stay away from Washington, D.C., according to reporting by Inner City Press journalist Matthew Russell Lee," https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/seattle-man-charged-with-assaulting-a-federal-officer-at-u-s-capitol-siege/

January 8, 2021, IMF Transcript of the Press Briefing on the 2020 China Article IV Staff Report, "MS. YAN: Thank you, Helge. Our next questions come from Inner City Press about overseas lending. Please go ahead.  Q: In your report you talk about China's overseas lending and you mentioned it in your opening. I wanted to know what the IMF thinks given rising debt levels among African countries and elsewhere. And some skepticism being raised about the so-called Belt and Road project. How do you think that will either impact it or be addressed in going forward? MR. BERGER: Two issues here," https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/534240258/transcript-of-the-press-briefing-on-the-2020-china-article-iv-staff-report

December 31, 2020, CoinGreek, "NY court grants Reginald Fowler lawyers’ motion to withdraw," Steve Kaaru, "Fowler admitted that he is unable to pay his legal team. As Inner City Press reports, he told Judge Failla:  'I have used all my assets. I put my properties up for bail. I can’t get a bank account,'" https://coingeek.com/crypto-capital-ny-court-grants-reginald-fowler-lawyers-motion-to-withdraw/

December 29, 2020, El Portal Diplomatico, "The Moroccan lobby at the UN and Guterres' Communication team veto journalist specialized in the Sahrawi issue," "the new head of the Secretary General's Communication team, Melissa Fleming, prevented the entry of journalist Matthew Lee, specialized in armed conflicts and with more than 10 years of journalistic work in the Organization.  Thus, media such as Inner City Press are censored" https://elportaldiplomatico.com/exclusiva-el-lobby-marroqui-en-nnuu-y-el-equipo-de-comunicacion-de-guterres-vetan-a-periodistas-especializados-en-la-cuestion-saharaui/

December 28, 2020, Senxibar.com, "The State of Senegal Assigned To Justice," "Senegal faces condemnation in the United States. According to the Obs which quotes Inner City Press, a media specializing in the coverage of legal cases, the Senegalese mission to the United Nations and its former ambassador, Fodé Seck, are being sued," https://www.senxibar.com/L-ETAT-DU-SENEGAL-ASSIGNE-EN-JUSTICE_a52854.html

December 24, CoinGeek, "OneCoin marketing chief in plea talks with US prosecutors," by Steve Kaara, "Inner City Press reported: 'To date, the Government has produced to the defendant a voluminous amount of discovery, including, but not limited to, two hard drives containing several terabytes of data,'" https://coingeek.com/onecoin-marketing-chief-in-plea-talks-with-us-prosecutors/

December 20, 2020, ForkLog, "The trial of the co-founder of the OneCoin pyramid was suspended for three months," by Roman Petrov, "Inner City Press says 'On #OneCoin Sebastian Greenwood and US Attorney's Office Get Stay of Discovery for 90 Days 00 Next Date March 26,'" https://forklog.com/razbiratelstvo-po-delu-soosnovatelya-piramidy-onecoin-prervali-na-tri-mesyatsa/

December 10, 2020, Moguldom Nation, "Black America Says DJ VLAD Interviews Are Being Used By Feds To Jail Rappers," by Ann Brown, "Inner City Press confirmed that information Casanova supplied during his interviews, presumably with Vlad, was used in the indictment, HipHopDX reported.   On Twitter, Inner City Press noted that it found a Department of Justice filing against Casanova that read, “In public interviews, (Casanova) has admitted to stabbing inmates while incarcerated on those charges,” https://moguldom.com/322684/black-america-says-dj-vlad-interviews-are-being-used-by-feds-to-jail-rappers/

December 9, 2020, UpNewsInfo, "Twitter Turns On DJ Vlad Following Casanova’s Arrest," by Bradley Lamb, "'In public interviews, he has admitted to stabbing inmates while incarcerated on those charges. And the Government has recovered photos from his iCloud account of several firearms,' writes Inner City Press," https://upnewsinfo.com/2020/12/09/twitter-turns-on-dj-vlad-following-casanovas-arrest/

December 8, 2020, HipHopDJ, "Fans on Twitter Blame Casanova's VladTV Interviews for FBI Indictment and Are Demanding a Boycott," by Kyle Eustice, "InnerCityPress, the outlet that meticulously covered Tekashi 6ix9ine’s racketeering trial on Twitter, confirmed information Casanova supplied during his interviews, presumably with Vlad, was used in the indictment. But, as mentioned earlier, there’s no mention of VladTV in the indictment.  'In public interviews, he has admitted to stabbing inmates while incarcerated on those charges,' a tweet reads," https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.59434/title.casanovas-vladtv-interviews-blamed-for-fbi-indictment-twitter-demands-boycott#

December 1, 2020, Def Pen, "New York Judge Sentences Kooda B To 54 Months In Prison," by Ryan Shepard, "'Mr. McKenzie, your music videos showed you with a red bandana, even after your arrest. This disappointed me,' Judge Engelmayer said - See Inner City Press's other tweets," https://defpen.com/kooda-b-54-month-sentence/
November 16, 2020, CoinGeek, "OneCoin trial sentencing deferred 6 months for ‘cooperation,'" by Ed Drake, "Konstantin Ignatova had been due for sentencing on July 8, which at the time was extended for a period of a further four months, Inner City Press reported," https://coingeek.com/onecoin-trial-sentencing-deferred-6-months-for-cooperation/

November 16, 2020, CoinAnnounce, "OneCoin promoter Konstantin Ignatova’s sentencing deferred six months," by Jai Pratap, https://coinnounce.com/onecoin-promoter-konstantin-ignatovas-sentencing-deferred-six-months/

November 4-5, 2020, New York Post Page 6, "Tekashi 6ix9ine’s kidnapper sentenced to 24 years in prison," by Rebecca Rosenberg, “'I’m not an angel but I’m not a monster either,' Ellison, 33, pleaded to Engelmayer, according to Inner City Press," https://pagesix.com/2020/11/04/tekashis-6ix9ines-kidnapper-sentenced-24-years-in-prison/

November 4, 2020, Uproxx, "Tekashi 69’s Kidnapper Has Reportedly Been Sentenced To 24 Years In Prison," by Carolyn Droken, " Matthew Russell Lee, an independent journalist who has covered Tekashi-related legal matters closely, was present for the hearing. He live-tweeted the proceedings and claimed Ellison stood behind his actions and told the judge. 'I’m not an angel. But I’m not a monster either,' Ellison said," https://uproxx.com/music/tekashi-69-kidnapper-prison-sentence-24-years/

November 3, 2020, Foreign Policy, "Avoiding America’s Election Mayhem For the first time, the UN is warning staffers of how to deal with disturbances after a US election," "The internal guidance, previously reported on Inner City Press, comes several months after the U.N. leadership sought to discourage UN staffers from participating in demonstrations following the killing of George Floyd," https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/11/03/election-2020-united-nations-guide-political-violence/

November 1, 2020, Crypto Money News (Turkey), "OneCoin fraud attorney banned from work in New York," by Adum Brant, "Inner City Press @innercitypress · 6 Kas 2019 ve diğer 8 kişiye yanıt olarak AUSA Folly: Who mostly set up the shell companies? Konstantin: Irina Dilkinska," https://kriptoparahaber.com/onecoin-dolandiriciligini-savunan-avukat-new-yorkta-calismaktan-men-edildi.html


October 21, 2020, CoinGeek, "Ex-NFL team owner seeks to renew plea talks in Crypto Capital case," by Steve Kaaru, "According to Inner City Press, the lawyers claim that Fowler has had over $258 million frozen. They requested a hearing on this next week," https://coingeek.com/ex-nfl-team-owner-seeks-to-renew-plea-talks-in-crypto-capital-case/

October 19, 2020, IMF press conference, "MS. AMR: Matthew Lee from City Press has two questions, but we'll start with a question on Yemen. What is the status of the use of the new DL bank notes printed by the central bank in Yemen? And any actions taken by the IMF?"https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/10/19/tr101920-transcript-of-the-oct-2020-annual-meetings-middle-east-and-central-asia-dept-press-briefing?cid=em-COM-123-42166


October 8, 2020, Columbia Journalism Review, "What does a news organization owe its essential sources?" by Bill Grueskin, "Edwards’ own lawyer confirmed that she was leaking to BuzzFeed, in a video captured by Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press," https://www.cjr.org/analysis/buzzfeed-leaks-natalie-edwards.php

September 30, 2020, "Clare Bronfman: Coverage of Her Sentencing," Frank Report, "new filing on PACER, a last-minute request from Inner City Press for a telephone link to the proceedings," https://frankreport.com/2020/09/30/clare-coverage-of-her-sentencing-with-updates/

September 24, 2020, Gambling.com, "PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Sentenced to Time Served," by Bryce Derouin," Scheinberg’s lawyers said he deserved a lesser sentence for surrending to U.S. authorities and because PokerStars took on the $304 million of Full Tilt Poker’s liability, according to the report in Inner City Press," https://www.gambling.com/news/us/pokerstars-founder-isai-scheinberg-sentenced-to-time-served-2316000

September 24, 2020, Casino.org, "PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Dodges Prison in Black Friday Indictment," by Philip Conneller, "'I don’t condone what you did, but the world is made of fallible people,' said Kapan, as reported by Inner City Press," https://www.casino.org/news/pokerstars-founder-isai-scheinberg-dodges-prison/

September 24, 2020, CardPlayer.com, "Poker Site Operator Gets Slap On The Wrist For Charges Stemming From Black Friday PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Received No Jail Time And A $30,000 Fine," by Steve Schult, "Scheinberg’s attorney, Paul Shectman, used that gesture as an argument for a light sentence, according to the Inner City Press. Kaplan ended up agreeing," https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/25356-poker-site-operator-isai-scheinberg-gets-slap-on-the-wrist-for-charges-stemming-from-black-friday

September 24, 2020, VegasSlotsOnline, "PokerStars Co-Founder Isai Scheinberg Avoids ‘Black Friday’ Jail Time, Will Pay $30,000 Fine," "According to reports from Inner City Press, Scheinberg could have been sentenced to between 12 and 18 months in prison," https://www.vegasslotsonline.com/news/2020/09/24/pokerstars-co-founder-isai-scheinberg-avoids-black-friday-jail-time-will-pay-30000-fine/and https://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/isai-scheinberg-escapes-fine-illegal-gambling

September 24, 2020, SBC Americas, "Pokerstars’ Isai Scheinberg avoids prison sentence as judge issues $300,000 fine," by Erin-Marie Gallagher, "According to Inner City Press, the only media outlet present at the hearing, Scheinberg was facing a prison sentence of between 12-to-18 months," https://sbcamericas.com/2020/09/24/pokerstars-isai-scheinberg-avoids-prison-sentence-as-judge-issues-300000-fine/

September 24, 2020, PokerFirma, "USA: $ 30,000 FINE BUT NO IMPRISONMENT FOR ISAI SCHEINBERG," in German: "Matthew Russell Lee, who was the only representative of the press on site, reports exclusively for the Inner City Press on what Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said," https://www.pokerfirma.com/news/isai-scheinberg-sentenced/683443