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Accused China Spy NYPD Officer Ordered Free by EDNY Judge Bloom US Aims To Appeal

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 2 – The penetration of the Chinese Communist Party into New York City, not only the nearly fully purchased United Nations of Antonio Guterres but even the NYPD, became clearer on September 21. Inner City Press first tweet here.

 According to an Eastern District of New York filing, on Inner City Press' Document Cloud here, NYPD Officer Angwang, an ethnic Tibetan from China, had CPC handlers in the Chinese consulate just south of the United Nations and reported to them information on pro-independence Tibetans in New York.

This also happens through the UN. So what about indictments there? So far SDNY has only gone after the bribers - Ng Lap Seng and Patrick Ho - and not the bribees, for example Antonio Guterres. Inner City Press, banned from the UN for asking about this, continues to report on it.

 On October 2, Angwang was ordered freed, with a stay until the end of the day. Inner City Press live tweeted it, here:

Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom says she got a second letter this morning from the EDNY prosecutors, about Angwang as a risk of flight.  You might say.

Judge Bloom says there's a friend of Angwang's from the Marines, another who's a restaurant manager. She asks for Angwang's reply on risk of flight, and about what bail package might look like. Angwang's lawyer: OK, my client was in possession of travel documents

Judge Bloom: You're saying Angwang had other people's passports? Angwang's lawyer: Yes. He had a Mr. Wang's passport. They traveled together to Hong Kong and St. Kitts. There were two other people's passports who he had. Angwang was personal assistant to Mr. Wang

 Now Angwang's lawyer is saying he didn't mean to claim he had sought asylum, he just misunderstood the question. Says the fact that he returned to China doesn't mean he wasn't oppressed. But why was he going into the Chinese consulate on 35th Street so much?

To Inner City Press, explaining Angwang having Mr. Wang's passport by saying he was personal assistant to a man traveling to St. Kitts hearkens back to UN briber Ng Lap Seng and *his* personal assistant, Jeffrey Yin, here.

 Angwang's lawyer offer a million dollar bond. AUSA: All he would have to do is walk into one of those buildings and he's done. Of course the Chinese would want him - they could say, If you get caught, we'll help you. It's a recruiting tool.

AUSA: The PRC would use that as propaganda. He is very familiar with the consulate. He's not, as portrayed, a "Tibetan separatist." He is a PRC asset. The other ethnic Tibetans he's been trying to get in with visas are also assets.

AUSA: He also had other people's drivers licenses. Why? These are not Tibetan separatists.  Judge Bloom: I am not here to decided on his guilt, unlike the legal systems in other countries particularly the PRC. What about the conditions at the MDC? When a trial?

AUSA: We are restarting trials -- Judge Bloom: Only two at a time. And this is not even indicted yet. AUSA: OK, we are starting to restart trials. But the MDC has reinstituted attorney visits. Judge Bloom: We can't even get MDC on the phone. This took 30 minutes.

Judge Bloom: This man would likely be held for several years before this case would come to trial. AUSA: We'd try to move the case along. Judge Bloom: There is no vaccine.  

It sure sounds like Judge Bloom is going to release Angwang... She's interviewing suretors

Judge Bloom orders that no one call the interpreter, says she is prepared to release Angwang on bond. She apologizes to the suretors.

Judge Bloom asks Angwang's wife, how long have you been married? The wife hesitates, then says, Three years I think. Judge Bloom: Usually it's the husband who doesn't remember.

Judge Bloom wants to be sure Angwang can go out into the backyard of the house he'll be in.  Judge Bloom: Where does your mother work? Mrs. Angwang: She works in a casino, in Jamaica [Queens] She makes $60,000 a year

Another suretor is a USPS letter carrier. Judge Bloom: I always thought that would be the best career. You get to know everyone on your route.

Now Ms Liu, another (proposed?) suretor, says she met Mr. Angwang in China. Oh. Inner City Press @innercitypress · 39m Ms. Liu says that where she met Angwang in China he was called "Big Brother." He made a point of saying, "I am a minority."  That is, a pro-CCP Tibetan (?)

Next suretor is a realtor in Kansas City. Judge Bloom: I've heard they have good barbeque there. From the detention letter: "on or about January 29, 2014, a U.S. bank account jointly held in the name of Angwang and Angwang’s wife received separate credits of $50,000 and $20,000 from an account held in the name of an individual at the Bank of China in New York.

Magistrate Judge says Angwang is being freed. AUSA: We ask for a stay until the end of the day to appeal to the duty District Judge (Part 1). Mag Judge: But how will he get his GPS bracelet? Inner City Press aims to continue to cover this

 Now on phone line, someone is sputtering  (is it Zhang Jun?) It is said if he is release late in the day, he will be unmonitored over the weekend.

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 Inner City Press has asked China's UN Ambassador Zhang Jun about it: "What about today's indictment & detention of your citizen Baimadajie Angwang for spying on New Yorkers from Tibet for your consulate? Is it for your Mission that  @AntonioGuterres  has banned Inner City Press from #UNGA? What's your view of Patrick Ho/CEFC? Xièxiè." We said "we will report any answer(s)."

The response as been for China's "Ambassador" to the UN Zhang Jun to block Inner City Press on Twitter.

 Now on October 1, still blocked and banned from UNSC press conference, Inner City Press has learned that Angwang will be arguing for bail on October 2: "USA V. ANGWANG.   Criminal Cause for Bail Application.*  Deft. – Baimadajie Angwang, NYPD police officer charged with acting as an agent of a foreign government (People’s Republic of China) without prior notification to the Attorney General, wire fraud, false statements and obstruction of an official proceeding.  United States Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom." We'll be there.

Inner City Press published the detention memo, here.

  More than an hour late at 4:30 pm on September 21, Angwang was presented in EDNY. Inner City Press live tweeted it, here:

EDNY Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann asks Baimadajie Angwang if he understands his rights.

He says, "Yes your honor." [How many people has he Mirandized? For whom?]

She says the charge involves not telling the DOJ he was working for China.  [Note: in SDNY there's also a case of UN staffer Karim Elkorany for false statements, about him drugging and raping women in Iraq. The UN covered that one up - what's its role here?] Mann: You obstructed National Security investigation, per the charges.

Angwang has privately retained as his lawyer John Carman. [Who is paying him?] Angwang is consenting to detention, unlike for example PPP fraudster Muge Ma, and Patrick Ho was he was arrested.

Magistrate Judge Mann: I am entering a permanent order of detention without prejudice and am terminating the proceeding. 

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