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In SDNY Murky Mag Court Man Who Mailed Powder And I Will Not Move Letter Pleads Guilty

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 11 – 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 October 11 Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang took the guilty plea of a defendant named Delgado to mailing from Las Vegas a threat and white powder to a landlord in Manhattan who had an order of protection against him.

  For hours Inner City Press, the only media in the Mag Court for this guilty plea, tried to find out more about it. It asked in the office next to the Mag Court but there was no paperwork yet. It asked the US Attorney's Office which despite being polite did not or could not provide the answer. Finally it was given this docket number - 19-cr-732 - but hours later this was still not in PACER. 

  Only by searching PACER for each and every Delgado did this Mag Court number arrive: 19-mj-07273. And there we find that the sealed complaint was filed on August 5, signed by Judge Debra Freeman. Then the Federal Defenders got Mag Judge James L. Cott to continue the case, with an eye toward disposition. Which took place on October 11, but with even hours later, no revord on PACER - like white powder in the wind. It seems that Victor Delgado was treated unfairly. We'll have more on this. Then A

Like on this: On October 10 past 7 pm was faced with alleged Violations of Supervised Release for a defendant, Elijah Ellis, whose lawyer from the underlying case could not be located, see below. Inner City Press was the only media in the Mag Court. Near 7 pm a defendant was brought in by US Marshals and charged with the rare mix of embezzlement from a credit union and narcotics. The called him Mister Gagliardo and everyone seemed to know his (retained) defense counsel. 

Assistant US Attorneys Eli Mark and Daniel Richenthal agreed he could be bailed if he agreed to only get drugs from a legitimate doctor; Richenthal personally took his passport and gave it to pre-trial services.

  But even an hour later the case was not listed in PACER. This is the murky Mag Court -and murky SDNY and US Attorney, including on its partial prosecutions of UN corruption. 

Eliajah Ellis had been brought into the SDNY Magistrates Court in shackles for charges including marijuana.

 Meanwhile the U.S. Attorney's office is offering a 5K1 cooperator's leniency letter to a man, Alex Ardon, who admits murdering 56 people and is seeking a 20 year sentence for an emo rapper Michael Jones for the unlucky death by heroin and other drugs of the daughter of a hedge funder. It's come to this.

Inner City Press will stay on these cases.



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