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Man Charged With Robbing Chase Branch Released in NYC Then Robs 4 Hours Later Now EDNY

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FEDERAL COURTHOUSES, Jan 17 – Gerod Woodberry has been detained and charged Federally with a series of bank robberies in New York. Midway through the described spree, he was released from custody and even he expressed surprise. While certainly newsworthy, what about the Federal bailing out of bank CEO Stephen Calk, who used FDIC-insured The Federal Savings Bank to lend to Paul Manafort to try to get a Trump administration job? See below.

   From the EDNY pleadings on Woodberry: "In a post-Miranda interview conducted by law enforcement, the defendant admitted to committing the January 3, 2020 and January 8, 2020 robberies. As part of the arrest processing, the defendant gave a permanent home address in South Carolina. On or about January 9, 2020 the defendant was charged by complaint in the Criminal Court of New York County with the December 30, 2019 robbery, under Docket No. CR-000736-20NY. The defendant was released without bail on January 10, 2020. At approximately 2:00 pm that day, the defendant retrieved his personal property from the arresting detective. At that time the defendant told the detective, in substance, 'I can’t believe they let me out.' Within four hours, the defendant committed the charged January 10, 2020 robbery in Brooklyn.

[The Post had more, that Woodberry said "What where they thinking?" h/t]

The Charged January 10, 2020 Robbery On January 10, 2020 at approximately 5:35 pm, the defendant entered a Chase bank located at 20 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., approached a teller and presented the teller with a demand note. The note read 'THIS IS A ROBBERY BIG BILLS ONLY NO DYE PACKS.' The defendant was handed $1,000 cash and fled the bank. On January 16, 2020, members of the FBI presented the victim/teller of this robbery with a photographic array. The victim/teller positively identified the defendant as the bank robber."

  Woodberry will be arraigned on Sunday, it is said. Inner City Press will have more on this case, which in the EDNY is US v. Woodberry, 20-mj-52 (Reyes).

  Across the East River in the SDNY, Anthony Flynn pled guilty on January 9 to five bank robberies committed in May and June of 2019. Once with a knife, once with threat of a gun, and the other three times merely with a threatening note. 

 All told, Flynn stole $6000. His sentencing guideline is 151 months. US District Court for the Southern District Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman asked him about the notes. What had they threatened? 

  He said they threatened violence. But he also said, What threat were they under, behind bullet proof glass? 

 On June 6, 2019 he tried to rob the Chase Bank branch at 335 Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. But the teller refused to give him any more.   Later that same day, he managed to rob another Chase Bank branch on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills.  

 As Flynn pled guilty under his 151 month deal, in the gallery where Inner City Press was the only media was banker Stephen Calk, who used a ran that he RAN to make fraudulent loans to Paul Manafort to try to get a job with the Trump administration.  

Calk has been out on bail, and has sought to move the case for his convenience to Chicago.

Both men's cases are before SDNY Judge Lorna G. Schofield, who agreed this week to seal documents for Calk. This case is US v. Flynn, 19-cr-585 (Schofield).


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