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Amid Fake Pull Outs From Russia A Gambit on UN on the Eastern Front, From Citibank to Citibike

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EDNY CLERK OF COURT, March 17 -- As Russia's war on Ukraine dragged on - in the social media age, three weeks were like three years - companies and law firms to protect their reputation pulled out of Russia and Russia cases.

Michael Randall Long had gotten tired of waiting for his Gorbachev - Larry Ray gambit to bear fruit in the barren United Nations. So he returned to the Eastern Front - to the EDNY Clerk's Office, looking for a way in.

   "We could intervene," he told Kurt. "This white shoe law firm, they've made a motion to withdraw as counsel for a Russian bank defending itself from a lawsuit about the Malaysia plane shot down over Donbas."

The other Eastern Front.

"The judge doesn't want to let them out. But we could intervene, and put in our motion the information that we gave to the UN and Guterres and what they did with it."

  The idea seemed OK to Kurt. In the lull of the Larry Ray trial he was bouncing from case to case in SDNY - the sentencing of a wannabe Taliban to 96 months, the VOSR proceeding as a sad sack defendant he'd covered before now deceased Judge Pauley may he rest in peace - and a trip to EDNY sounded good. Especially with the sweetener Long was offering.

   "I know you've been asking me to sue the UN, like, since I met you. And you know all the downsides, the impunity, the rest. But maybe this is a way to do it. Through intervening in the Russia case, and putting in to 'don't call it a war' email from Melissa Fleming's Department." Long paused. "If we get the right judge."

  "A dollar and a dream," Kurt said. That's what it used to cost to ride the subway to Cadman Plaza. Now it was $2.75. He'd take Citibike instead, even as Citibank stayed on in Russia, doubling down like Jho Low at the baccarat table at the Las Vegas Venetian losing $1.75 million while defendant Roger Ng lost "only" $22,500.  #TheWeaselsOfWallStreet.

  More on Patreon here - including testimony

 Kurt had first heard of Jho Low while still in the UN, before he was thrown out. Jho Low appeared at a UN press conference in front of the ubiquitous and now defiled logo. #TheWeaselOfWallStreet, 1st in a new series

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