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In #SDNY Magistrates court hearing, AUSA Longyear consented to confidential, non transcribed sidebar. Judge Aaron tried but
Judge Aaron to his credit summarized topic, but not substance. No court reporter. Story soon @SDNYLIVE
@sdnylive Ran back to Press Room to report: Judge Aaron, who to his credit said he had to say *something* about taking into information while excluding the public - but there was no recording of the sidebar - issued back conditions for the defendant, Gustavo Llevano-Rivera
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1. I reported on #Zarrab case starting with his Miami arrest in 2015. Based on knowledge of the way the new indictments are handled on line, I conclude there are more coming and from the one released by #SDNY re Turkey’s state owned Halkbank, and references to Erdogan and
2. his son-in-law plus the disclosure of apparent super top-secret #702FISA intercepts of Erdogan going back to 2013, I predict the sealed #SDNY indictments include ones for Erdogan and his family. And I think that @vp @WHNSC @SecPompeo are
3. going to Turkey to make @trpresidency @RTErdogan an offer he can’t refuse. 😎 ✌️@cia @NSAGov @DefenseIntel @ODNIgov @RepAdamSchiff @MarkWarner @EsperDoD
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With #Honduras trial done for the day, back in #SDNY Magistrates Court. It is a drug case. DEA agent in "Boston PD" shirt
Mr Rodriguez was arrested 8 pm yesterday. Charged with drugs, gin, felon in possession. Federal Defender wants bail. Thread
AUSA Nessim says he was arrested with 20 kilos of narcotics and a loaded gun stolen in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Not a citizen
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Both @RudyGiuliani and the #SDNY US Attorney Geoffrey Berman worked for #Turkey’s foreign agent firm Greenberg Trauig. Both should be considered Turkish agents for times relevant to current cases. timinhonolulu.com/2019/10/13/bot…
@RudyGiuliani 2. If GreenbergTraurig LLP @GT_Law was fined by @treasury for charged for working for ISIS/Turkey during time @SDNYnews Berman & @rudlyGiuliani were there, would Rudy and Berman still be liable under the terms of the LLP agreement? I think they would. If so Berman has to recuse
3. from anything Turkey related but he didn't recuse with Atilla. Doesn't he have a potential economic interest in the Giulian case that will involve Turkey via Mehmet Ali Yalçında? Right @IvankaTrump? 😎 @NewYorkStateAG @NewYorkFBI @FBIWFO @maddow @Lawrence @MSNBC
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In #SDNY Magistrates Court, Bklyn judge Ash has arrived; & AUSA Eli Mark. Last night's story: innercitypress.com/sdny151fifthwa… Thread
Judge Ash is represented by Mr Archibald of Court Street, Bklyn. Mag Judge Wang reads fellow judge Ash her rights @SDNYLIVE
3 counts against Ash: obstruction of justice. AUSA Mark: $500,000 bond, no contact MCU board members, officials or witnesses
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In #SDNY, insiding trading tippee Oujaddou came for sentencing with 5K letter, got courtroom full for GSE antitrust case
US Attorney loves cooperators. Downstairs in #Honduras trial they're using a guy who killed 78 prople, 3 after with DEA
Oojaddou even cheated tipper Pinto Thomaz. Now he apologizes to the government - but not Pinto Thomaz. He gets time served
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Sentencing Thread Begins: With #6ix9ine Sentencing Now December 18 His Co-Defendant Ro Murda Now Being Sentenced by #SDNY Judge Engelmayer; US Wants 60 Months Citing Barclays Center shooting, Times Sq robbery, LAX Circus @SDNYLIVE innercitypress.com/sdny31tekashi6… Thread
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @XXL @HotNewHipHop @Power106LA @revolttv @TMZLive @TIDAL @pitchfork @allhiphopcom @HotFreestyle After a long sidebar, Judge Engelmayer has started Ro Murda' sentencing. Says the guidelines are not mandatory, but calculated them at 77 to 96 months.
No objection.
Roland Martin and two lawyers at defense table.
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @XXL @HotNewHipHop @Power106LA @revolttv @TMZLive @TIDAL @pitchfork @allhiphopcom @HotFreestyle AUSA begins pitch for long sentence, citing "cooperating witnesses" at trial (that is, #6ix9ine and Kristian Cruz) that Roland Martin was a high ranking Nine Trey official, in the Prison Line Up for 9 years then once out in February 2018.
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Right now the UN is holding a "press briefing" in a room nearly entirely empty from which @AntonioGuterres bans Inner City Press while @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric refuses to answer any of its written questions including today on #Honduras & #Cameroon- thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @rcfp @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press has asked what now are Guterres' belated comments and actions if any on that #Honduras police tear gassed demonstrators who demanded the resignation of President JOH suspected by the #SDNY of collaborating with the drug traffickers?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @rcfp @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @Mundo_PN @InSightCrime @ElMundoSV @HoyMismoTSI @TN5Telenoticias @hondurassol Banned Inner City Press asked October 10-2: On #Mozambique what are the comments and actions of any of SG Guterres on that Anastacio Matavel was shot dead in Gaza province in the south of the country on Monday by five men armed with assault rifles?
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In #SDNY, "Doctor" Dante Cubangbang is pleading guilty after trafficking 6 million Oxy pills in Queens - & money laundering
Cubangbang faces 50 years in prison. But he has a plea agreement we're about to hear about. Let's Make A Deal, story soon
Here we go, Sept 23 plea deal: facing 50 years for 6 million Oxy, US letter says gov may ask for less for Dr for cooperation
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1. The Natalie Sour Edwards case that I have reported links the RNC GOP and Trump 2016 campaigns to Russian money finally woke up. It's been several months of no activity at all. Then just now the USA sent the judge a Classified Information Procedures Act ("CIPA) stipulated
2. protective order to sign. Unless Barr or somebody else put the SARs under a classification this looks like something else. Some reminders: It is a Trump related #SDNY case that US Attorney Berman should be recused in but isn't.
3. And the defendant is mid-level #FinCEN employee who is represented by Ben Brafman the same lawyer who represents Harvey Weinstein and other very rich clients. It's obvious that somebody is paying for her representation. I think it's likely the RNC and/or the Kochs.
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1. IMO the big fear is coming tomorrow in NYC. #SDNY judge blew off Trump's demand to issue the order so Mazars has to produce Trump tax returns to Manhattan grand jury tomorrow. Trump needs to try to get a stay to fix Trump lawyers clear malpractice agreeing to the
2. terms of the stipulation that requires Mazars to cough up the returns tomorrow. Actually, @TheJusticeDept asking for more time screwed Trump #bigleague. IMO the D.A. already has @DeutscheBankAG copies of what was represented to the bank as Trump family/org returns but
3. Mazars actually filed the real returns and when they produce them it will be obvious and will prove Trump and his kids committed bank fraud with liar loans from @DeutscheBank. Fed time is 30 years each plus the NY time. That's why no golf today. IMO
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1. Trump's insulting letter to the #SDNY notwithstanding it appears unlikely that the court will rule before 9:00 a.m. Monday so there is a good chance that Mazars will produce his tax returns to the Manhattan grand jury. There will be a mad scramble to get a 2nd Cir stay
2. but there is a problem for Trump. I think the 2nd Cir panel in the @DeutscheBankAG case has the returns or at least what Trump told the bank were his returns. Justice Ginsburg is the SCOTUS 2nd Circuit justice so emergency stays are supposed to go to her.
3. Trump may try to get one of the conservative justices teed up to try to save him. For them it's a risky thing. We can impeach the justice for an ex parte communication. So I'm not sure any justice will be helpful. Especially with Trump starting to look
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1. In #SDNY Manhattan grand jury case, Trump files notice that he intends to appeal if the court does not rule by Monday at 9:00a.m. @MADDOW @lawrence timinhonolulu.com/2019/10/04/1-i…
@maddow @Lawrence 2. The Court's order is fascinating:
ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Victor Marrero from William S. Consovoy dated 10/4/2019 re: President's pending motion. ENDORSEMENT: With the filing of the letter above in the public docket of this action, the Court has closed
3. the record of this proceeding. The parties are directed to refrain from mailing any further submissions. Any other papers filed will not be endorsed. (Signed by Judge Victor Marrero on 10/4/2019) (jwh)
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#Honduras trial in #SDNY has just resumed - Judge Castel joked with the jury about the New York Mets, who fired their manager yesterday, and now the questioning about police and Prez' brother Tony Hernandez continues innercitypress.com/sdny3hondurast… - live tweet thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @InSightCrime @ElMundoSV @Mundo_PN @UnivisionNews @hondurassol AUSA: Did there come a time when Lozano told you he was going to be transferred?
Witness: Yes. To Tegucigalpa. I asked Tony Hernandez to help get him transferred there, it was a more important location in terms of cocaine trafficking
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @InSightCrime @ElMundoSV @Mundo_PN @UnivisionNews @hondurassol AUSA: Did you speak directly to the defendant about the transfer?
Witness: Yes. In 2007, I paid him $5,000.
AUSA: Did you have any discussions with the defendant about the payment.
Witness: Yes, he confirmed to me he had received the payment.
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Here is the UN Press Briefing Room for the UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from by @AntonioGuterres and @UN_Spokesperson who has not answered any of the questions Inner City Press submitted this morning on #Cameroon and #Honduras / #SDNY- thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked for @AntonioGuterres response to and explanation of the SDNY prosecutors' assertion that El Chapo gave $1M to Honduras' prez and Guterres' September 24 meeting with him at which neither corruption nor drugs was even raised?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @Mundo_PN @ElMundoSV @sdnylive Banned Inner City Press asked in light of the UN working with the army there, what are SG Guterres' comments and actions if any on that #Mali's Army is using a method to restrain detainees during counterterrorism ops that has led to amputations & serious injuries?
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Honduras trial in #SDNY, live tweeted by Inner City Press: Government's first witness in Miguel Reynoso, drug investigator; he's being asked about a vehicle search. innercitypress.com/sdny1hondurast… thread
@MatthewLeeICP @Mundo_PN @ElMundoSV @CTVNews @my234Radio Reynoso identifies a Volkswagen he was ordered to search for drugs. Photo is admitted as Exhibit 351. AUSA: What are you doing in this picture?
Reynoso: I am examining the motor of the Volkswagen.
AUSA: I'd like to enter a stipulation of fact.
Judge Castel: OK
@MatthewLeeICP @Mundo_PN @ElMundoSV @CTVNews @my234Radio Stipulation read in as Exh 1005: On June 6, 2018, police lawfully stopped 2 vehicles in Cortez, Honduras: a Toyota and a Volkswagen. The Honduran anti-drug directorate searched the vehicles and lawfully detained the occupants. One had false ID, of a dead man.
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Now in #SDNY Magistrates Court at 6:55 pm Andrew Garson, $2M PR firm fraud, and then unemployment $ he was not entitled to
The prosecutor left everyone including Judge Kevin Fox and the defendant waiting for 20 minutes. He was arrested at 6 am
Garson applied for unemployment - but tonight he has retained counsel - two of them. He's getting bailed, can go to NJ
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In #SDNY, Chris Collins who resigned as Congressman yesterday is set in 10 minutes to plead guilty before Judge Vernon Broderick to insider trading in the stock of Innate Immunotherapeutics: innercitypress.com/sdny2repcollin… Inner City Press will live-tweet here: thread
@MatthewLeeICP @nprpolitics @axios @TheBuffaloNews @BBCWorld @MeetThePress @WashTimes @CNYCentral @thedailybeast @sdnylive While his lawyers huddle to set everything up for the guilty plea, Collins has been sitting alone at the defense table with a red tied and a bottle of water looking nonplussed.
@MatthewLeeICP @nprpolitics @axios @TheBuffaloNews @BBCWorld @MeetThePress @WashTimes @CNYCentral @thedailybeast @sdnylive OK - all rise, Judge Vernon Broderick has arrived. "We're here for a change of plea. Mr Collins, I've heard you wish to plead guilty... Is that correct?"
Collins: "That is correct, your honor."
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In #SDNY right now, evidentiary hearing on dramatist who bragged of sharing 13 year old boy innercitypress.com/sdny8pivnickic… thread
1st witness: FBI Agent Spivack. He did a "knock-and-talk" at Bryan Pivnik's apartment on W 103 St. Map is Gov Exhibit 107
On Pivnik's phone was child porn. FBI agent Spivack tried to stop destruction. Now Pivnik tries to suppress/exclude evidence
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In #SDNY Richardson faces 60-71 months. Lawyer apologizes for telling family it was at 2pm. Only Inner City Press in gallery
5 years is mandatory minimum, and gov't didn't offer Richardson cooperation deal or 5K1 letter. Judge Carter gives 5 years
Gov't proposes Richardson not interact with Bloods or go to neighborhoods "controlled by the Bloods." Defined how? @SDNYLIVE
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1. The @GOP took Russian money. That's what we should be talking about. Trump, Barr and Berman are concealing #SDNY FinCEN case that leaked Russian money. Press should ask every member of @SenateGOP 2016 cycle below if they took Russian money.

Did you notice that many of the
2. @HouseGOP who quit were involved in RNC finance? I think the @FBIWFO is on to them. @MSNBC ask them every time if they took Russian money. Watch their eyes.
3. I was watching Trump and GOP money in June 2016. They were both broke. #KochBrothers wouldn't pony up. So Trump team meets with the Russians and the money came rolling in.

Here is Trump's May 2016 report before Trump Tower. $45 million loan and insolvent cash flow:
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In #SDNY came for sentencing of Edwards who threatened judge (11:15) but found labor dispute case, Chinese workers, threads
Real estate developer claims workers' protest "made us call cops," workers called them the Big Boss. 19-cv-5616. Now Edwards
Clint Edwards has a neck tattoo and 3 Marshals. He threatened an AUSA & Judge. Conflict of interest in sentencing? @SDNYLIVE
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Richard Ochetal, former NYPD officer, pled guilty in gun license bribery scheme- set to get pension of $2000+/month. Thread
#SDNY Judge Stein asks Ochetal's lawyer why he wrote his client was "left with no pension." He: it says "currently " Untrue
Cop who took bribes to give out gun licenses has a cooperator's 5K1 letter; he sniffles & is given tissues. #6ix9ine echo
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And we're back, #SDNY trial has continued with #6ix9ine's driver Jorge Rivera on the stand. AUSA: "Did Shotti say who's car it was?" Puts up Exhibit 801B. "And where was this assault rifle kept?" patreon.com/posts/30153658 Until #UNGA, thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @revolttv @XXL @Power106LA @HotNewHipHop @TIDAL #6ix9ine's driver Jorge Rivera is in a light suit and blue tie. He's testifying in Spanish. AUSA: "Mr Rivera, was there another shooting later than same night?'
A: Yes
Q: And what happened?
A: We heard other people walking toward us. And they started shouting.
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @revolttv @XXL @Power106LA @HotNewHipHop @TIDAL Q: What happened after the gun went off?
A: The police started searching for us... When the police frisked me, they didn't find anything.
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