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In SDNY Murky Mag Court Brito Was Charged With Crack Now Murder Possible Capital Case

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 4 – While many even most cases in the Magistrates Court of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York are sealed or have case numbers given only later, back on August 27 before Magistrate Judge Katherine H. Parker a defendant Yefrel Brito was presented and detained to the MCC, without a single mention of murder.

That would come later. On September 4, to be exact.

  Back on August 27, Brito's 25 hour gap between arrest and presentment mis-portrayed on his Initial Appearance form as being a single hour. The form says Date of Arrest 8/27/19, Time of Arrest 4:30 pm, Time of Presentment 5:35 pm. One hour would be a record. In fact, as revealed in the Complaint, Brito was arrested the day before on August 26.

  He was crossing Valentine Avenue in The Bronx against the light when Police approached him and observed, according to the Complaint, a plastic twist and currency sticking out of his sneakers. He confessed to marijuana and then had 80 ziplocks of crack found on him. He was detained on consent.

Then on September 4, with Inner City Press again the only media in the SDNY Magistrates Court, Brito re-appeared. This time, he is charged with murder. He appeared with one co-defendant, Robert Wilson; the third and last (for now) Kevin Crosby was presented earlier on September 4. All three could face the death penalty. A special yellow form was ordered filled out by Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman. The case, hours later, is still listed under seal. 

On August 26 a defendant came in after self-surrendering in a multi-defendant bank fraud and ID theft case.

 His name seems to be Scott Acheampong a/k/a Montana in the indictment 19-cr-582, assigned to SDNY District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein who will see Montana on September 5. He was bailed for $50,000 and allowed to travel to Connecticut, with urinalysis. 



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