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    A free press is a prerequisite for democracy, and objective and incisive reporting can only help low income people, redlined and excluded communities. Inner City Press/Community on the Move, as its name connotes, is also engaged in journalism, in use of the Freedom of Information Act, and has an understanding of the time and other constraints reporters are under. This page is intended to help (or, where applicable, bring balance to) journalists’ reporting.  

   For reporting about banks or the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), click here for ICP's weekly CRA Report. Click here for a description of some of ICP’s current campaigns, and here for a recent CBS MarketWatch article on the Fair Finance Watch.  Below on this page is a list of some articles.  For a less newsy approach, see "Community Reinvestment in a Globalizing World: To Hold Banks Accountable, From The Bronx to Buenos Aires, Beijing and Basle," by Matthew Lee, in Organizing Access to Capital: Advocacy and the Democratization of Financial Institutions, Prof. Greg Squires, ed., Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003.  Some of the articles listed below are available for free on the Internet, all are available on Lexis-Nexis and in other news data bases, or, if necessary, from ICP.

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   ICP has previously published Predatory Bender, a (double) book about the inner city-relevant topics of subprime lending, and corporate fraud.  The Washington Post of March 15, 2004, calls Predatory Bender: America in the Aughts "the first novel about predatory lending;" the London Times of April 15, 2004, "A Novel Approach," said it "has a cast of colorful characters."  The Pittsburgh City Paper says the 100-page afterword makes the "indispensable point that predatory lending is now being aggressively exported to the rest of the globe." Click here for that review; click here for sample chapters, here for fast ordering and delivery, and here for other ordering information.

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Nov 21, 2022, BloodHorse, "Former Trainer Tannuzzo Sentenced to 27 Months," by Dick Downey, "The sentence has not been posted on the court's online docket, but a report posted on Twitter about the 27-month term by Matthew Russell Lee for Inner City Press corroborated a report from a source who declined to be named. Lee wrote that he was in the courtroom when the sentence was announced," https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/264980/former-trainer-tannuzzo-sentenced-to-27-months


Nov 21, 2022, Paulick Report, "Michael Tannuzzo, a New York-based trainer who pleaded guilty in July to one count of drug adulteration and misbranding, on Monday was sentenced to 27 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil, according to Matthew Russell Lee writing for Inner City Press, an online publication that covers activities at the Southern District of New York courthouse," https://paulickreport.com/news/integrity_art/report-michael-tannuzzo-gets-27-month-prison-sentence-for-role-in-horse-doping/


Nov 19, 2022, Yahoo News, "In a lawsuit between Ghislaine Maxwell and Virginia Giuffre, judge unseals names of anonymous 'John Does,'' by Insider Inc., "un-redacted the names of hedge fund manager Glenn Dubin and his wife Eva Dubin, longstanding friends of Epstein's, and their butler Ronald Rizzo, according to Inner City Press," https://news.yahoo.com/lawsuit-between-ghislaine-maxwell-virginia-214735046.html


Nov 15, 2022, Criterio (Honduras, "The nightmare of Juan Orlando Hernández begins in New York," by Marcia Perdomo, "Inner City Press journalist Matthew Lee reported that the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) claimed to have produced five discovery productions, recordings of meetings with co-conspirators, and electronic extractions. As well as drug ledgers," https://criterio.hn/inicia-la-pesadilla-de-juan-orlando-hernandez-en-nueva-york/


Nov. 15, 2022, Radio HRN (Honduras), "Judge Kevin Castel sets a date for the start of the trial against former president Juan Orlando Hernández," by Marilin Pastrana, "Inner City Press reported through the social network Twitter in real time what happens in the hearing against Hernández. 'Judge Castel: Trial is scheduled for April 2023. Let me know from the defense: I will set a date for the government's disclosure of the government's impeachment request and a date for the final pre-trial conference. Any movement?' posted the journalist,"  https://www.radiohrn.hn/juan-orlando-hernandez-juicio-fecha-abril-2023-estados-unidos-fiscalia-expresidente-2022-11-15

Nov 8, 2022, Rolling Stone via YahooNews, "Epstein Survivor Says Accusation Against Alan Dershowitz May Have Been 'Mistake,'", by Miles Klee, "In Virginia Giuffre Case Against Alan Dershowitz Dismissal Sought and 3 Agreed Statements Issued - Inner City Press story & Patreon with statements," https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/epstein-survivor-says-accusation-against-013148159.html


Nov 7, 2022, Azerbaijan24, "Inner City Press: UNESCO is collapsing due to corruption and fraud... As reported by Azerbaijan 24, the American public organization Inner City Press revealed an alarming situation at UNESCO," https://report.az/ru/drugie-strany/inner-city-press-yunesko-razvalivaetsya-iz-za-korrupcii-i-moshennichestva/


Nov 2, 2022, Al Bawaba, "Former UN employee jailed for sexual assaults in Iraq, Egypt, US," "Victim 20 says Karim Elkorany 'pretended to show compassion toward vulnerable Iraqis when he started working for the UN.' Note: not a single UN Correspondent has come to cover this UN rape case," https://www.albawaba.com/node/former-un-employee-jailed-sexual-assaults-iraq-egypt-us-1497249


Nov 1, 2022, DAN.me (Montenegro), "US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE: Gogić can escape to Montenegro, cocaine was loaded with ship cranes," "unsealed indictment against Goran Gogic of Montenegro, former boxer, for transporting $1 *billion* of cocaine from Colombia to Europe via USA. He was arrested last night, Inner City Press reported," https://www.dan.co.me/vijesti/hronika/tuzilastvo-sad-a-gogic-moze-pobjeci-za-crnu-goru-kokain-utovarali-brodskim-dizalicama-5143823


Oct 31, 2022, Kurir (Serbia), "MONTENEGRO BOXER ARRESTED IN AMERICA FOR 22 TONS OF COCAINE! The value of the drug is estimated at more than a BILLION dollars," "He was arrested last night, Inner City Press reported," https://www.kurir.rs/crna-hronika/4041844/crnogorski-bokser-uhapsen-u-americi-zbog-22-tone-kokaina-vrednost-droge-procenjena-na-vise-od-milijardu-dolara

Oct 28, 2022,  Wydarzenia Interia (Poland), "A former UN employee drugged and raped women to 2019," by Mateusz Stelmaszczyk, "Former UN employee sentenced to 15 years in prison, by Inner City Press," https://wydarzenia.interia.pl/zagranica/news-byly-pracownik-onz-odurzal-i-gwalcil-kobiety,nId,6376130

Oct 20, PopCulture.com, "Kevin Spacey's Fate in Sexual Assault Lawsuit Revealed," by Ashley Turner, "Kevin Spacey's lawyer Jen Keller says Spacey 'deeply grateful' to jury," https://popculture.com/celebrity/news/kevin-spaceys-fate-sexual-assault-lawsuit-revealed/

October 14, 2022, Transport Topics, "Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Guilty of Defrauding Investors," "Trevor Milton, founder of hydrogen vehicle co NKLA has just been found guilty on 3 of 4 counts (1 of 2 securities fraud charges). Inner City Press has covered and has published a booklet about the trial, tweeted verdict here," https://www.ttnews.com/articles/nikola-founder-trevor-milton-guilty-defrauding-investors


Oct 14, 2022, Zerohedge, "Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Found Guilty Of Defrauding Investors After Jury Deliberates For Less Than A Day Tyler Durden's Photo," by Tyler Durden,  "Inner City Press had been following the trial and reported shortly after 4pm EST that "Trevor Milton, founder of hydrogen vehicle company Nikola has just been found guilty on 3 of 4 counts (1 of 2 securities fraud charges)."  They live Tweeted the verdict as it happened," https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/draft-progress-do-not-publish-draft-nikola-verdict


Oct 8, 2022, Rakyat Post (Malaysia), "Malaysian ‘Datuk Seri’ Sanctioned By The US For Organized Crime And Wildlife Trafficking Teo and Malaysian company Sunrise Greenland have been sanctioned by the US for the trafficking of endangered and threatened wildlife," by Fernando Fong, "In 2019, he was accused of smuggling about 73kg of horns worth almost $725,472, per Inner City Press," https://www.therakyatpost.com/news/malaysia/2022/10/08/malaysian-datuk-seri-sanctioned-by-the-us-for-organised-crime-and-wildlife-trafficking/


Oct 7, 2022, Daily Mail (UK), "Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah's sentencing postponed in her federal fraud case," "'We used interstate telephones and emails,' the reality star said in court, as reported by Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press. 'I knew many of the purchasers were over the age of 55. I am so sorry.' https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11293793/The-Real-Housewives-Salt-Lake-City-star-Jen-Shahs-sentencing-postposed-federal-fraud-case.html


Oct 7, 2022, NY Post / Page Six, "RHOSLC star Jen Shah’s sentencing postponed in fraud case," by Sophia Melissa Caraballo Piñeiro and Bernie Zilio, "“We used interstate telephones and emails. I knew many of the purchasers were over the age of 55. I am so sorry,” the reality star said in court, according to Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press," https://pagesix.com/2022/10/07/rhoslc-star-jen-shahs-sentencing-postponed-in-fraud-case/


Sept 28, 2022, S&P Global, "Rare condition in CBTX-Allegiance deal approval signals increased scrutiny ahead," by Zoe Sagalow, "Matthew Lee, executive director of Inner City Press and Fair Finance Watch, voiced concerns about each respective company's volume of mortgage loans to African-American borrowers...Lee said in an interview. 'How is this improvement going to be enforced? How is it going to be measured? What kind of standing does the community have to say they did it or they didn't do it?'" https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/rare-condition-in-cbtx-allegiance-deal-approval-signals-increased-scrutiny-ahead-72244372


Sept 25, 2022, Lowyat (Malaysia), "Prime Minister Mail sabotaged at UN, given faulty water bottle, "Ismail Sabri Yaakob speech does not mention theft from Malaysian people by UAE sovereign wealth fund - and UN groups to which Jho Lo gave money - but just as he got going, water bottle fail," https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/5312402


Sept 20, 2022, The Deep Dive, "Nikola CEO: 'Trevor Milton Was Prone To Exaggeration,'' "Russell, due to retire by January 1, also read excerpts from a 2020 email thread among Milton, then-director Jeff Ubben, and current chairman Steve Girsky. In it, the parties called out the fact that Milton’s father was a sitting director at the time Nikola was about to go public, Inner City Press reported," https://thedeepdive.ca/nikola-ceo-trevor-milton-was-prone-to-exaggeration/


Sept 19, 2022, HCH (Honduras), "For April 2023, the trial of the extradited former president Juan Orlando Hernández is postponed," by M. Torres, "Juan Orlando Hernandez Trial Is Now Pushed To April 24, 2023 After In Salguero Case Ardon Motions Withdrawn [El juicio de Juan Orlando Hernández ahora se pospone hasta el 24 de abril de 2023] --Inner City Press,"  https://hch.tv/2022/09/19/para-abril-2023-posponen-juicio-al-extraditado-expresidente-juan-orlando-hernandez/


Sept 15, 2022, IMF Press Briefing, Inner City Press / Matthew Russell Lee questions on Zambia, Ghana and Suriname (and Rice) let me take Matthew because I just took Reuters. Matthew?  Lee: Since we last met this, the IMF announced its program in Zambia," etc: https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2022/09/16/tr091522-com-press-briefing

August 27, 2022, OnceNoticias (Costa Rica), "When the UN fails again on nuclear non-proliferation, the president says it was a movie, only there is no photo at the end," "Throughout August he has been holding meetings on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Inner City Press, expelled from the UN for exposing the corruption of UNSG Antonio Guterres, covered the NPT," https://www.oncenoticias.cr/cuando-la-onu-vuelve-a-fallar-en-la-no-proliferacion-nuclear-el-presidente-dice-que-fue-una-pelicula-solo-que-no-hay-foto-al-final/


August 17, 2022, People, "Jen Shah's 'RHOSLC' Costar Meredith Marks Calls Her 'Gutsy' for Film as She Awaits Sentencing for Fraud," by Giovana Gelhoren, Per a Twitter thread from Inner City Press's Matthew Russell Lee, Shah told Judge Sidney H. Stein that she had committed "Wire fraud, offering services with little to no value," https://people.com/tv/jen-shah-real-housewives-of-salt-lake-city-costar-meredith-marks-calls-her-gutsy-amid-legal-situation/

August 8, 2022, Denver Post, "Looted Cambodian treasures once in the Denver Art Museum are headed back home," quoting Inner City Press, https://www.denverpost.com/2022/08/08/denver-art-museum-looted-cambodian-antiquities/

July 31, 2022, New York Sun, "Man With Loaded AK-47 Seized by NYPD After Lurking Near Brooklyn Home of Iranian Dissident," "First reported on Friday by the website Inner City Press," https://www.nysun.com/article/man-with-loaded-ak-47-seized-by-nypd-after-lurking-near-brooklyn-home-of-iranian-dissident

July 29, 2022, International Business Times (Singapore), "Who is Seth Andrew? Former Barack Obama Advisor Jailed for Stealing $218,000 from a Charter School Network," by Anshu Seth, "PUBLIC POLICY, PRIVATE GAIN: For Robbing From Democracy Prep Charter School, Former Obama Adviser Seth Andrew Gets Year and a Day in Prison, PPP Loan Still Unexplained," https://www.ibtimes.sg/who-seth-andrew-former-barack-obama-advisor-jailed-stealing-218000-charter-school-network-66035

July 28, 2022, Brattleboro Reformer, 'Seth Andrew sentenced to prison for 366 days," by Bob Audette, "“He was a Congressional page and went to Harvard graduate school of education,' said Judge John P. Cronan, as reported by Matthew Russell Lee for Inner City Press. 'There is a need for deterrence.,'" https://www.reformer.com/local-news/seth-andrew-sentenced-to-prison-for-366-days/article_b491e954-0eb0-11ed-99aa-6fcfd8da7373.html

July 27, 2022, Hip Hop DX, "R. KELLY’S EX-MANAGER PLEADS GUILTY TO STALKING VICTIM WHO SUED DISGRACED SINGER," by Michael Saponara, "After Donnell Russell pled guilty to harassing Jane Doe, with 33 month plea deal, Inner City Press asked him and counsel some questions outside EDNY," https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.72073/title.r-kelly-manager-guilty-stalking-victim-who-sued-disgraced-singer

July 14, 2022, International Business Times, "Who is Joshua Schulte? CIA Engineer Who Leaked Cyber Tools and Source Code to WikiLeaks Convicted," by Prabhat Ranjan Mishra, "VERDICT VLOG: Just after Joshua Schulte found guilty of all nine counts in Wikileaks CIA Vault 7 trial, stand up outside SDNY  courthouse, after uploaded 154 page book," https://www.ibtimes.sg/who-joshua-schulte-cia-engineer-convicted-largest-secret-data-theft-agencys-history-65777

July 14, 2022, Computing (UK), "Ex-CIA engineer convicted of massive Vault7 data leak that exposed agency secrets on WikiLeaks," by Dev Kundaliyaclock, "in re-trial of Joshua Schulte, there is a verdict, Inner City Press has covered it," https://www.computing.co.uk/news/4053070/cia-engineer-convicted-massive-vault7-leak-exposed-agency-secrets-wikileaks

July 13, 2022, The Verge, "Ex-CIA engineer convicted for sending classified hacking tools and info to WikiLeaks," by Richard Lawler, "On Wednesday, a jury in New York convicted ex-Central Intelligence Agency engineer Joshua Schulte on all nine charges he faced (as first reported by @InnerCityPress)," https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/13/23208635/cia-wikileaks-vault-7-joshua-schulte-conviction

July 13, 2022, ShadowProof, "Jury Finds Former CIA Programmer Guilty of Leaking CIA Hacking Materials To WikiLeaks," by Kevin Gosztola, "Matthew Russell Lee, who publishes to an independent site called Inner City Press, covered the trials—and all hearings in between," https://shadowproof.com/2022/07/14/jury-convicts-cia-schulte-leaking-vault7-wikileaks/

July 13, 2022, Epoch Times, "Former Software Engineer Convicted in Largest Leak of Classified Info in CIA History The Epoch Times Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Lockard said on July 7 during closing arguments, according to Inner City Press: “On April 20, 2016, Joshua Schulte," https://www.theepochtimes.com/ex-cia-engineer-convicted-in-massive-theft-of-secret-info_4596625.html

July 13, Tweek Town, "Ex-CIA engineer sent classified hacking tools, info to WikiLeaks," by Anthony Garreffa, "In re-trial of Joshua Schulte, there is a verdict,,,  booklet soon," https://www.tweaktown.com/news/87377/ex-cia-engineer-sent-classified-hacking-tools-info-to-wikileaks/index.html

July 11, 2022, La Razon (Spain), "The fall of Carlos Orense Azocar, the narco linked to Chavismo and a member of the Cartel de los Soles," "The person involved was assigned a public defense attorney, by virtue of declaring himself financially bankrupt, reported Inner City Press," https://www.larazon.es/internacional/20220711/esxfimfkejcfphxkor4iixfer4.html

July 11, 2022, The Daily Beast, "They Believe He Confessed to Rapes in His Rap Lyrics," by  Eamon Levesque, "Independent court reporter Matthew Russell Lee was the only person to cover his trial. He published an anonymous letter from another former girlfriend of Margolies," https://www.thedailybeast.com/they-believe-wolfe-margolies-aka-drrty-pharms-confessed-to-rapes-in-his-rap-lyrics

July 11, 2022, Yahoo News, "Jen Shah 'Accepts Full Responsibility' for Fraud," by Dory Jackson, "Yes, your Honor," said Shah, per a Twitter thread from Inner City Press' Matthew Russell Lee. "And you've agreed to forfeit $6 million, and restitution of $9 million?" Judge Stein asked," https://news.yahoo.com/jen-shah-accepts-full-responsibility-195716539.html

July 11, 2022, Deseret News, ‘Real Housewives’ star Jen Shah changes plea to guilty in telemarketing case The 48-year-old reality TV star changed her plea," by Gitanjali Poonia, "Matthew Russell Lee, for Inner City Press, reported via Twitter that Shah changed her plea to guilty," https://www.deseret.com/entertainment/2022/7/11/23203952/real-housewives-star-jen-shah-pleads-guilty-telemarketing-fraud-bravo-tv-hulu

July 11, 2022, NY Post / Page Six, "Why ‘RHOSLC’ star Jen Shah entered last-minute guilty plea in fraud case," by Caroline Blair and Evan Real, "We used interstate telephones and emails,” she responded when asked what she did wrong, according to Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press. “I knew many of the purchasers were over the age of 55. I am so sorry," https://pagesix.com/2022/07/11/why-jen-shah-entered-last-minute-guilty-plea-in-fraud-case/ 

July 11, 2022, People, "Jen Shah Agrees Not to Appeal If Sentence Is 14 Years or Less," by Dory Jackson and Dave Quinn, "Judge Sidney H. Stein asked the 48-year-old reality star whether she agreed not to appeal if she is sentenced to "168 months' prison or fewer" — an amount that equates to 14 years.  "Yes, your Honor," said Shah, per a Twitter thread from Inner City Press' Matthew Russell Lee," https://people.com/tv/jen-shah-accepts-full-responsibility-for-financial-crimes-agrees-not-to-appeal-sentence-under-14-months/

July 11, 2022, The Rod Ryan Show, "She Claimed Innocence All Season, NOW Real Housewife Jen Shah Pleads Guilty," by Tessa Barrera, "@innercitypress  Judge Stein: If there were a trial, you could see and hear all the witnesses against you and your attorney could cross examine them. Do you understand those rights?  Shah: Yes, your Honor," https://thebuzz.iheart.com/content/2022-07-11-she-claimed-innocence-all-season-now-real-housewife-jen-shah-pleads-guilty/

July 11, 2022, TV Grapevine, "RHOSLC Star Jen Shah Pleads Guilty, Still Plans to Film Show," by Sammi Turano, "Inner Press City posted the news on a lengthy Twitter thread as the news broke," https://www.tvgrapevine.com/2022/07/rhoslc-star-jen-shah-pleads-guilty-still-plans-to-film-show

July 11, 2022, No Filter (podcast) with Zack Peter, "Jen Shah Pleads Guilty, Live in NYC with Court Reporter Matthew Russell Lee," https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jen-shah-pleads-guilty-live-in-nyc-with-court-reporter/id1442123909?i=1000569576574 YouTube: https://youtu.be/EA_E-Tl1E6I?t=904

July 6, 2022, Shadowproof, Interview with Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press, "Second Espionage Act Trial Against Alleged WikiLeaks Source Heads To Closing Argument," https://youtu.be/NynKREqoBHg?t=198

June 28, 2022, Patch, "Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced To 20 Years In NYC Federal Court: Reports, by Matt Troutman, "Her conduct was heinous and predatory," Nathan said, according to Matthew Russell Lee, an Inner City Press reporter," https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/ghislane-maxwell-sentenced-20-years-nyc-federal-court-reports

June 28, 2022, Plainsmen Post, "Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing: Judge calls socialite’s crimes ‘extensive’ as victims appear in court," by George Holan, "“We don’t know if there will be any money left,” Maxwell’s lawyer said, according to Inner City Press," https://plainsmenpost.com/ghislaine-maxwell-sentencing-latest-judge-calls-socialites-crimes-extensive-as-victims-appear-in-court/

June 28, 2022, Independent Journal Review, "Judge Announces Ghislaine Maxwell's Sentence, " by Richard Moorhead, The Western Journal, "Maxwell: I believe Jeffrey Epstein fooled all of those in his orbit. His victims considered him a mentor, friend, lover. Jeffrey Epstein should have stood before you. In 2005. In 2009. And again in 2019. But today it is for me to be sentenced," https://ijr.com/breaking-judge-announces-ghislaine-maxwells-sentence/

June 24, 2022, IMF Q&A with Kristalina Georgieva, "Matthew Lee, come on in please.  Q: Thank you. Matthew Lee, Inner City Press. on the Federal Reserve and transparency... there's some large bank mergers pending on which hearings have been scheduled," https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2022/06/28/tr062422-transcript-of-united-states-press-conference-2022-united-states-article-iv-consultation?cid=em-COM-123-45033 Video: https://youtu.be/pB4ZfJn4aVY

June 23, 2002, Cambio 16 (Spain), "Sexual exploitation and harassment happens every day in UN offices and corridors," by Mariela Leon, "UN Bans Inner City Press Reporting on Whistleblowers as BBC Lets Guterres Off Hook By Theft of Audio- Here it is as exclusively reported by Inner City Press which then got thrown out of the UN with no recourse https://documentcloud.org/documents/21889439-quinnemanueltounformrljuly2021, here's how Inner City Press 1st published it: https://soundcloud.com/innercitypress/after-inner-city-press-scoop-on-un-prostitution-now-audio-on-guterres-covering-up-hands-in-pants,"  https://www.cambio16.com/la-explotacion-y-el-acoso-sexual-ocurren-todos-los-dias-en-la-onu-bbc/

June 16, 2022, The New Yorker, "The Surreal Case of a C.I.A. Hacker’s Revenge," by Patrick Radden Keefe, "Matthew Russell Lee, an independent journalist who covered the first trial, recently filed an objection to the government’s motion to seal the courtroom during testimony from C.I.A. officers, but it appears that that condition will again apply."  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/06/13/the-surreal-case-of-a-cia-hackers-revenge

June 9, 2020, IMF press conference, "Spokesperson: I’m going to turn to questions in the room; and I’m seeing Matthew Lee, online. Matthew, in New York, do you want to come in?  Matthew Russell Lee: I’m sure you’re following closely things in Sri Lanka, and I know that the Prime Minister Ranil spoke to the Managing Director, but he has to expedite the program; and I wanted to know where things stand," https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2022/06/10/tr060922-transcript-of-imf-press-briefing


June 2, 2022, Law & Crime, "Judge Sentences Michael Avenatti to Four Years in Prison: ‘Blind Ambition’ Preceded ‘Despicable’ Betrayal of Stormy Daniels," "After the trial, Avenatti told Inner City Press that his father, “Bill,” was instructed to cover broken hotdogs with mustard to sell them.  “In fact, the defendant’s father, William John Avenatti, was an executive for Anheuser-Busch," https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/judge-sentences-michael-avenatti-to-four-years-in-prison-blind-ambition-preceded-despicable-betrayal-of-stormy-daniels/

June 2, 2022, Boing Boing, "Michael Avenatti sentenced to 4 years in prison for stealing from client Stormy Daniels," by Rob Beschizza,  "He will serve some of the sentence concurrently with the 30 months imposed in the Nike case: Judge Furman, quoted by Matthew Russell Lee," https://boingboing.net/2022/06/02/michael-avenatti-sentenced-to-4-years-in-prison-for-stealing-from-client-stormy-daniels.html

May 25, 2022, Fox News, "Pro poker player arrested on fraud, money laundering charges in connection to alleged sports betting scheme," by David Aaro, " according to a two-count indictment unsealed in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, - Inner City Press," https://www.foxnews.com/sports/poker-player-arrested-fraud-money-laundering-charges-sports-betting

May 11, 2022, Criterio (Honduras), "With a lawyer paid with money from Americans, "Tigre" Bonilla appears at the first hearing," "Journalist Matthew Russell Lee, one of the first to be in the room, stated that “El Tigre” Bonilla submitted a financial affidavit alleging that he did not have enough funds to pay for a private attorney, for which he was assigned an identified public defender," https://criterio.hn/con-abogado-pagado-con-dinero-de-estadounidenses-tigre-bonilla-se-presenta-a-primera-audiencia/

May 11, 2022, Radio Honduras, "Date set for next hearing of 'Tigre' Bonilla, accused of drug trafficking in the United States," "The journalist Matthew Russell Lee, from the  Inner City Press , reported minute by minute on the process of the presentation of the former Police Director through the Twitter social network," https://www.radiohrn.hn/tigre-bonilla-primera-audiencia-estados-unidos-exdirector-policia-honduras-extraditado-narcotrafico

May 10, 2022, Tiempo (Honduras), "JOH Pleads Not Guilty," "The Inner City Press journalist has shared through his Twitter account," https://tiempo.hn/fechas-importantes-juicio-joh/

April 25, 2022, La Tribuna (Honduras), "Former President Hernández appears with the number 91441-054 in MDC jail in Brooklyn," "The Inner City Press site, which covered the trials of Tony Hernández and Giovanny Fuentes Ramírez, published that former President Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH), appeared in the database of the US Bureau of Prisons as located in the Center Metropolitan Detention Facility (MDC) in Brooklyn," https://www.latribuna.hn/2022/04/25/expresidente-hernandez-figura-con-el-numero-91441-054-en-carcel-mdc-en-brooklyn/

April 25, 2022, La Prensa (Honduras),  "US Includes Juan Orlando Hernandez in the Prisoner Database," "'Joshua Shulte and Ghislaine Maxwell are also in the MDC,' wrote Matthew Russell Lee of the Inner City Press," https://www.laprensa.hn/honduras/ee-uu-incluye-a-juan-orlando-hernandez-base-de-datos-de-prisioneros-CM7824765

April 23, 2022, El Heraldo (Honduras), "Would JOH be receiving special treatment in New York?," "to the Inner City Press site , to a certain extent yes. According to the news site, usually the first thing a defendant turns in under arrest is his jacket, to be replaced by beige prison clothes. However, the fact that the former president still wore the blue jacket , with which he traveled, in his first hearing on Friday, suggests that he would be treated differently, they consider in Inner City Press," https://www.elheraldo.hn/honduras/joh-estaria-recibiendo-trato-especial-en-nueva-york-MN7807086

April 22, 2022, Once Noticia (Honduras), "The arraignment of former President Juan Orlando Hernández will be on May 10," by Elizabeth Reyes,  "Matthew Russell Lee , known on social networks as the Inner City Press , was in charge of reporting on this same appearance minute by minute, describing everything that was happening, including the fact that the charges will be read to him on May 10," https://www.oncenoticias.hn/la-lectura-de-cargos-del-expresidente-juan-orlando-hernandez-sera-el-10-de-mayo/

April 22, Criterio (Honduras), "Defense will request the release of Juan Orlando Hernández on bail," "Hernández Alvarado participated in the same jacket with which he left Honduras, and used an interpreter to communicate, according to Inner City Press journalist Matthew Russell Lee, who witnessed the hearing from the courtroom," https://criterio.hn/defensa-solicitara-libertad-de-juan-orlando-hernandez-bajo-fianza/

April 21, Minval (Azerbaijan), "New Scandal at UNESCO: Kassianides Spent Public Money on His Boss's Cruise," "According to the materials of the European media, in particular, Inner City Press, Mr. Kassianides, using funds intended for the cultural sector, paid for his boss' luxurious cruise,"  https://minval.az/news/124241791

April 14, 2022, Big News Network, "2 UN staff members fired, 1 disciplined for sexual misconduct in Israel," "A video, first published in June 2020 by Inner City Press, went viral on social media. The video shows a woman in a red dress straddling a man in the back seat of a clearly marked UN vehicle in a busy street in Tel Aviv, Israel," https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/272482444/2-un-staff-members-fired-1-disciplined-for-sexual-misconduct-in-israel

April 12, 2022, The Daily Beast, "Crypto Enthusiast Sentenced to 5 Years for North Korea Trip," by Jose Pagliery, "So many court files were kept sealed that journalist Matthew Russell Lee, who runs the publication Inner City Press, asked the judge to reconsider in a letter that noted, 'The sealings and withholding here are unacceptable, and go beyond those requested even in the Central Intelligence Agency trial' of accused Wikileaks leaker Joshua Adam Schulte," https://www.thedailybeast.com/crypto-enthusiast-virgil-griffith-sentenced-to-5-years-for-north-korea-trip

April 12, 2022, City & State, "Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin arrested Prosecutors say he was involved in a bribery conspiracy as a state senator," by Zach Williams and Rebecca C. Lewis, "Benjamin pleaded not guilty at a court appearance Tuesday afternoon where he posted a $250,000 bond that restricts his travel, according to Inner City Press," https://www.cityandstateny.com/politics/2022/04/lt-gov-brian-benjamin-arrested/365522/

April 12, 2022, The Block, "Ethereum dev Virgil Griffith sentenced to 63 months for North Korean crypto expedition," by Kollen Post, "Inner City Press broke the news on April 12," https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/141690/ethereum-dev-virgil-griffith-sentenced-to-63-months-for-north-korean-crypto-expedition

April 12, 2022, Radio Free Asia, "US court sentences Griffith to 63 months in prison for violating sanctions against North Korea, Kim So-young, "Matthew Russell Lee, a reporter for 'Inner City Press ' , who covered the trial on this day , reported the trial situation through the social networking service Twitter. Griffith, who was given the opportunity to speak, said, 'I learned the value of sanctions while watching Ukraine-related sanctions,'" https://www.rfa.org/korean/in_focus/sanction-04122022150346.html

April 12, 2022, PAYMNT, "Crypto Developer Gets 5-Year Sentence for Helping N. Korea Skirt Sanctions," "the assistant U.S. attorney representing the Department of Justice made to Castel, saying “Especially amid the Ukraine war, this sentence should send a message about not undermining sanctions regimes,” New York court watcher Inner City Press reported," https://www.pymnts.com/cryptocurrency/2022/crypto-developer-gets-5-year-sentence-for-helping-n-korea-skirt-sanctions/

April 12, 2022, Bitcoin.com, "Developer Virgil Griffith Sentenced to 5+ Years in US Prison for Violating North Korean Sanctions," by Kevin Helms, "Inner City Press quoted Judge Castel as saying Tuesday: “Some says Mr. Griffith is being persecuted for promoting crypto. But that’s not what this case is about. He pled guilty the day before trial. It was an intentional violation of sanctions, which are intended to avoid military conflict," https://news.bitcoin.com/ethereum-developer-virgil-griffith-sentenced-to-5-years-in-us-prison-for-violating-north-korean-sanctions/

April 12, 2022, Bitcoinist, "Ethereum Developer Gets 5 Years In Prison For Teaching North Korea Skirt Sanctions Using Crypto," by Jet Encila, "According to the Inner City Press, Judge Castel stated on Tuesday: 'Virgil Griffith has no ideology. He’ll play off both sides, as long as he is at the center. I sentence him to 63 months in prison and a fine of $100,000,'" https://bitcoinist.com/ethereum-developer-gets-5-years/

April 12, 2022, CryptoNoticias, "5 years in prison for Ethereum developer who gave talks in North Korea," by Fernando Clementín, "The entire process was tweeted in real time by the Inner City Press," https://www.criptonoticias.com/judicial/5-anos-prision-desarrollador-ethereum-dio-charlas-corea-norte/

April 12, 2022, iHodl, "Ex-Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith Gets 5+ Years in Prison for North Korea Trip," by Denis Omelchenko," Former Ethereum developer, Virgil Griffith, was sentenced to 63 months in prison and fined $100,000 over a trip to North Korea in 2019 where he gave a talk at a cryptocurrency conference in Pyongyang, Inner City Press reported on Twitter," https://ihodl.com/topnews/2022-04-13/ex-ethereum-dev-virgil-griffith-gets-5-years-prison-north-korea-trip/