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In SDNY Murky Mag Court Judge Wang Binds Over Orange Jumpsuit After Bronx Bank Robbery Defendant

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 17 – While many or 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, on September 17 Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang held a whispered sidebar about an accused bank robber then bound him over until the next day.

With Inner City Press the only media in the Mag Court the docket number was read out as 19-mj-8739, which did not show up in PACER an hour after the proceeding, and 12 hours after the arrest. The defendant's name was given as Miles Pickens, or perhaps Higgens. Neither showed up in PACER an hour after the proceeding. After that, both appeared: it's Kamel Pickens, and one of the bank branches robbed was at 2402 Arthur Avenue in The Bronx. That's Chase...

Kamel Pickens will show up again in the Mag Court on September 18 and Inner City Press, pending the Tekashi #6ix9ine trial, aims to be there. This trial appears to be the one that had one CJA lawyer standing in for another in the VOSR case of Stephanie Feliciano later and last on September 17. The case stretches back to 2011, returning now in orange jumpsuit with charges of trespass and larceny. An underlying 2017 letter had Deveraux L. Cannick representing her - the same Cannick who may cross examine Daniel Hernandez later this week, unless it is fellow CJA Calvin Scholar. Watch this site.   

On September 12 a defendant named Ausencia Nazarrio Ortiz was presented and quickly detained upon consent, with no court date until October 15. 

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