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In Multi-State Drug Case from Kansas DC Judge Says Munchel Militates for Release But Doesn't

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FEDERAL COURT, Sept 3 – A multi-defendant Federal narcotics conspiracy case out of Kansas resulted in a removal hearing on Friday, September 3 before District Court for the District of Columbia Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui. Inner City Press covered it. 

 The defendant, Frank Gallo De Le Cruz, is not a citizen but his lawyer did not want to say of which country he is a citizen. Judge Faruqui noted that might be consistent with the Fifth Amendment right not to self-incriminate.  

  An Assistant US Attorney from Kansas, with a British accent, described search warrants on lockers and the home of a suspected coorderator being burned down.

Judge Faruqui said that the DC Circuit's decision in the Januaty 6 Munchel case militated for releasing the defendant - but that the Munchel case is not binding on the District of Kansas, which could appeal his release.

So he put the case over untli Tuesday, with the defendant still detained.

The AUSA from Kansas said he had not expected to be appearing by Zoom and so had not dressed up. He said he has another virtual appearance in Colorado.

This case in DC is US v. Gamboa-Saenz, et al, 21-mj-589 (Zaruqui)


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