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For Importing Cocaine Duque Gets 36 Months After 19 In Colombia Jail From SDNY Judge Hellerstein

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 20 –   It was on CourtCall that on May 20 U.S. District Court for the South District of New York Judge Hellerstein was prepared to sentence Marino Amaya Duque for heroin importation. But there seems to be a problem with the link, or with Chrome as opposed to Firefox.

 Inner City Press covered it by phone, as it has other similar proceeding, identifying itself to AT&T as "Inner City Press, not a participant."

   The US was asking for 70 to 87 months.

   Judge Hellerstein asked, Mr Duque, do you consent to proceeding by telephone conference?

   Duque, through interpreter, replied: Yes, I do.  

  Judge Hellerstein recited, My participation will be by telephone, due to technical reasons. Mr Duque was in prison in Colombia for 19 months, then sent to the US and in jail for about five months now. He is entitled to credit for the five months, but not the 19 months. 

   Duque spoke for himself: I would like to tell your Honor, I have suffered a lot. I have problems with my hands, I've lost some of the sensitivity. I apologize to the US. I will not do it again.

    Judge Hellerstein said, I find it difficult to sentence. I'm not punishing people who are bad, but who did something bad. But we can't let people lose respect for the law.  I sentence Mr Duque to 36 months in custody, with five months credit for detention in US.

The case is US v. Correa, 17-cr-378 (Hellerstein).


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