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Alec Dupuis Charged With Causing Death With Fentanyl Was Denied Bond Next Is April 7

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 1 – Alec Dupuis charged with selling deadly fentanyl (resulting in the death of 24 year old Peter Krasniqi on August 11, 2020) and also mushrooms containing psilocin, had his condominium on West 56th Street in Manhattan raided and search in December 2021.

   But he had heard the police were coming and had left. He had a airplane ticket to the UK, of which he is a dual citizen.

The authorities learned of the flight. His mother hired a lawyer and, after a few days, he turned himself in and had been detained since.     

      On February 4, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff held a bond proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.  

 Retained defense lawyer Ilana Haramati, who also represented movie producer Dillon Jordan on prostitution charges, argued to Judge Rakoff that a bond could be secured by her client's father, flush with money from a whistleblower case, she said. 

 But the Assistant US Attorney countered that the father had been in Chapter 7 bankruptcy and that the home, in Texas, is highly leveraged. He conceded that the US has an extradition treaty with the UK, but only for crimes on the books in both countries - in the same apparently. 

  Judge Rakoff said, part of Inner City Press' live tweeted thread of the proceeding, that "The extradition issue is serious. The huge penalties we have make foreign courts eager to avoid extradition to our Land of Mass Incarceration."

  The defense lawyer tried, last stab, to say that Mr. Dupuis can execute a waiver of execution. 

   Judge Rakoff replied, I will reduce that as a consideration. But there is a glaring problem. He told disguised drugs. It reflects an attitude to the law and of civilized behavior; he would be a danger. He cares so little that it led to the death of another. I deny the motion. 

 The final tweet in the thread was "Dupuis puts his hand over his (red) hair, glances back at the gallery. Now he is gone with the US Marshals." But that will not by the end of the story.

  On Instagram, there is an account of an Alec Dupuis, who is aka-ed in the indictment as "nysgas" with a photo of a definition of gas as high-grade marijuana and quote from lyrics ("Smoking gas in a rental / She giving me mental") by Juicy J.

On March 1, this was docketed: "Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jed S. Rakoff: Telephone Conference as to Alec Dupuis held on 2/28/2022. A telephone conference was held 2-28-2022 without transcription or recording. AUSA Thomas John Wright for the Government and Ilana Haramati for defendant were present. Defendants motion to adjourn the deadline for pretrial motions is granted. The deadline is adjourned to March 28, 2022. The conference set to March 11, 2022 is adjourned to April 7, 2022 at 2pm in Courtroom 14B. (Pretrial Conference set for 4/7/2022 at 02:00 PM."

This case is US v. Dupuis, 21-cr-707 (Rakoff) 


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