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Bronx Man Speaks of Sleeping on Roof and Remorse Gets Four Month Sentence in SDNY

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 18 – Peter Gonzalez has been in jail since September 4, 2018. 

On May 18, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Katherine Polk Failla held a sentencing proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.  

 Judge Failla has had this narcotics conspiracy case since 2015. She inquired into sentencing comparables, and then asked Gonzalez to speak if he wished to.

 He did.   Gonzalez said he wanted to be transparent. He acknowledged a previous use of violence, and said he'd stopped it.

 He spoke of having to sleep on a roof. Judge Failla took a more than ten minute break, and then returned with her sentence: time served plus four months.

 She told Gonzalez to not make her regret giving this case.

The case is US v. Ortiz, 15-cr-608 (Failla)


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