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May 20 24 tweets 5 min read
OK - sentencing of BitMEX's Arthur Hayes begins @SDNYLIVE. He wants probation; US wants more than a year. Inner City Press has been covering the case (& much else crypto) innercitypress.com/sdny162fkoeltl… and, after scoping out Hayes' crowd, will live tweet, thread below. Judge Koeltl: What's the nature of the fine?
Hayes' lawyer: We've paid $10 million to the CFPB. So Paragraph 62 should include that.
Assistant US Attorney: That's correct, your Honor.
May 19 4 tweets 1 min read
VERDICT ALERT: In US Airways v. Sabre, after days of deliberation in re-trail, Judge Schofield just said, "I understand there is a verdict." Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below. Judge Schofield: You may be seated. Mr. Hunter, may I have the verdict form?
Judge Schofield: I'll read... has US Airways proved by a preponderance of evidence it was harmed? Yes. Did Sabre restrain trade [etc]? NO
May 13 5 tweets 2 min read
It's follow the money Friday: now SEC is moving to freeze the assets of StraightPath Venture Partners which, represented by Cahill Gordon, is arguing against it @sdnylive. Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below Image Cahill Gordon's Enzor: There is no proof of loss. The SEC is running into court with an incomplete picture of the financial records --
Judge Kaplan: You've already made this point.
Cahill: The SEC tells us they've gotten DOJ to open a criminal investigation [!]
May 13 7 tweets 1 min read
OK- at sentencing of detained fraudster Elliot Smerling, his lawyer noted no due diligence by banks like Citizens Bank. Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below Image Smerling is in yellow prison jumpsuit. Sentencing guidelines are 97 to 121 months. US Attorney urges to go on the low end. There is no "sophisticated means" enhancement. Lawyer notes he was transfered from Florida to NY via Oklahoma jail where he got COVID
May 12 10 tweets 2 min read
SDNY exclusive: Inner City Press is at presentment in crypto fraud case. US is seeking detention. Crypto defendant is making a bail application - through Federal Defender. Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below AUSA: Defendant is not a US citizen. There's $55 million missing.
Judge: I read he worked at HBO.
AUSA: Yes. In the past. Now he might flee to Hsiti.
May 11 8 tweets 2 min read
OK -#Honduras Tigre Bonilla is about to be presented in @SDNYLIVE Magistrates Court. Inner City Press is only media here (at least for now, while alerting others) and will live tweet, thread below Already in Magistrates Court are the two prosecutors from yesterday's JOH arraignment, and agents eith a bag of clothes and possessions, presumably Bonilla's. Still waiting.
May 10 16 tweets 4 min read
OK - here for Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez arraignment on narco-trafficking charges. For his 2d term he was backed up by UNSG @antonioguterres. Now 1 of the 2 is arrested / lectura de cargos de Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández por cargos de narcotráfico. Thread Image JOH has entered in prison blue T-shirt. Courtroom is full. He points at his heart, looking at someone in the gallery. Interpreter is speaking through microphone and headphones to him.
May 6 4 tweets 2 min read
OK - now in "We Build the Wall" case of Kolfage (who pleaded guilty innercitypress.com/sdny12ibannonk…), pre-trial conference on Tim Shea. Judge Analisa Torres just said his communication with his wife can be admitted at trial. Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below Judge Torres: Defense requests that the US not be able to put in evidence of not paying taxes, calling it irrelevant. The US argues not reporting income from We Build the Wall is relevant. I rule that the evidence may be introduced.
May 6 7 tweets 2 min read
OK - now in Jan 6 case of Stewart Rhodes (and MEGGS, HARRELSON, WATKINS, MINUTA, HACKETT, MOERSCHEL, CALDWELL & VALLEJO) Rhodes' lawyer says his client was "lost" for month, until April 26. Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below Rhodes' lawyer says his client's phone was the master phone, wants the whole download because he say there is exculpatory information in chats the US did not include.
May 6 8 tweets 2 min read
OK - now in Jan 6 case, sentencing of Aaron Mostofsky. Inner City Press has covered his case innercitypress.com/edny2mostofsky… and will live tweet - US is asking for jail time as deterrent, just cited QAnon Shaman. Thread below Mostofsky's lawyer: The videos shown by the government are emotionally powerful, we'll stipulate to that. But prosecutors arguments are quite hollow. They say his purpose was to assault democracy. That is false. Mostofsky was like Zelig, a character from the film
May 6 11 tweets 4 min read
OK - in #HezbollahTrial of Alexei Saab, 3d day deliberation - now 11:10 pm lawyers in 318 for 1st time today. Inner City Press has covered the trial innercitypress.com/sdny12ugardeph… & vibe innercitypress.com/literary1hezbo… and will live tweet to verdict (today?), thread below Judge Gardephe: The jury is asking for many exhibits (94, 95, 96, 700 series and 700T). Does the government know what these exhibits are?
AUSA: We will prepare them.
[This could take a while]
May 5 4 tweets 2 min read
OK - now Jan 6 case of Joshua Doolin and others. Even with DOJ now projecting a trial date of August or September, Doolin wants his trial severed so he can go to trial sooner. Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below Judge Carl J. Nichols: I have other trials. So the fasted I could do a Doolin specific trial would be in June. My best time would be September. That's the only time I could do it this year.
[Now's the "Doolin plus" indictment justice.gov/usao-dc/case-m…
May 5 7 tweets 3 min read
OK - in #HezbollahTrial of Alexei Saab, 2d day deliberation - now 12:45 pm lawyers in 318 for 1st time today. Inner City Press has covered the trial innercitypress.com/sdny12ugardeph…
& vibe innercitypress.com/literary1hezbo…
and will live tweet to verdict, thread below Judge Gardephe took the bench after noon and said
Jury wants testimony of Dr. Levitt (we've touched on his podcast) and a projector and to know if they have to agree on the "theory of liability." It would seem they are not close to a verdict at this point
May 5 7 tweets 3 min read
Now @sdnylive, NFL by analogy: defense lawyer in SEC v. James Im, 17-cv-3613, is saying that the fancy investment moves of his client were like teams using "special sauce" to make picks in the NFL draft. #NFLinTheCourts Side update: In SEC v. Im case, jury has sent a note asking about about Element 2, materiality, and "page 11, 2d paragraph." Judge Oetken is soliciting proposed answers.
May 4 9 tweets 2 min read
OK- now case of West Side Highway van terror driver Saipov, in person in 23B. Judge Broderick rushes in with suitbag, presumably containing judicial robes. So far: innercitypress.com/sdny16saipov11… Thread below Image Judge wants pool of 1000 jurors in August. It seems potential for strong feelings is (even) higher thsn in current #Hezbollah trial of Alexei Saab (that jury still deliberating)
May 4 13 tweets 3 min read
Musk Madness: Now in JPM Chase v. Tesla, Judge Gardephe is holding a pre-trial conference. Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below Image Judge Gardphe: Tesla has asserts a counter-claim. JPM Chase has filed a pre-motion letter seeking to file a motion for judgment on the pleading. I don't think the case is appropriate for that. Expert discovery will be needed.
May 4 8 tweets 3 min read
OK - in #HezbollahTrial of Alexei Saab, deliberation today - now lawyers convening in 318 for 1st time. Inner City Press has covered the trial innercitypress.com/sdny12ugardeph… and (honor killing?) vibe innercitypress.com/literary1hezbo… and will live tweet to verdict, thread below The Saab jury has sent a note for transcripts.
Judge Gardephe: We'll send them in with highlighers and PostIt Notes "at no extra charge."
[Laughter]
Assistant US Attorney: We have been pre-redacting the transcript.
[Still this will take time - no verdict soon.]
May 2 13 tweets 3 min read
Beirut in EDNY: now Magistrate Judge Sanket J. Bulsara is arraigning Mohamad Yassine and Hassan Rahman, citizens of #Lebanon, on money laundering charges. They were arrested in Sept 2021 in the Republic of Georgia & extradited to NYC on April 30. Thread below Judge Bulsara says he has seen the prosecution's Detention Memo. The Press has not. Judge asks, Is this a presumption case?
AUSA: No. But our letter says the same considerations apply here [the alleged money laundering including drug proceeds - allegedly]
May 2 9 tweets 2 min read
OK - now Jan 6 case of US v. Pezzola, Tarrio, Nordean, Rehl & Biggs, DDC Judge Kelly is asking about discovery "difficulties," Inner City Press is covering the case innercitypress.com/ddc108pezzolai…
& will live tweet this proceeding (and hopefully the trial), thread below DOJ's "Capital Breech discovery coordinator" said that while Jan 6 defendants in CFT in the DC Jails can watch the Jan 6 videos on tablet, none of these high-profile defendants are in the CFT. She said they cannot be moved there either
May 2 9 tweets 3 min read
OK - now the NFL race discrimination case by Brian Flores (and Ray Horton, et al). @SDNYLIVE Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below Flores' lawyer: Your Honor should look at the underlying agreements - the NFL's attempt to force us into arbitration is unconscionable and would bar us from enforcing our rights. Mr. Flores interviewed with the NY Giants and was not subject to arbitration
Apr 19 7 tweets 3 min read
OK - now that #GhislaineMaxwell is no longer taking a position to deal the names of John Does in Giuffre v. Maxwell. Now @SDNYLIVE Judge Preska is holding a proceeding on the names. Inner City Press will live tweet, thread below. Book: amazon.com/dp/B09P7RNGK6 Judge Preska: I'll start with Doe 17. At trial, it was said "if it's the same woman I'm thinking of." So, this is a case of mistaken identity. Accordingly there is no public interest in releasing this name.