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In SDNY Mysterious Mag Court AUSA Uges Same Night Release of Short Eyes Lawrence

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 18 – Allen Lawrence was charged with distributing, receiving and possession child pornography on November 18 but the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York proposed to release him that very night on his own signature on a $50,000 bond. In the SDNY Magistrates Court, no docket number was given. But it was said that Lawrence lives directly across from a school.

  While she did not mentioned the docket number or the borough, Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn to her credit decided Lawrence should be held over at least for one night. She did this after retiring to the Mag Court robing room and making a number of phone calls including to the deputy chief of Pre-Trial Services.

  The reason for the remand was the safety of Pre Trial Services officers, not the safety of children. We hope to have more on this - once the docket number is made available.

Next Miguel Nivar was presented on a sealed charge of "felon in possession" of a firearm or ammunition on November 18 before Judge Netburn.

  While the U.S. Attorney's Office had consented to release that very night on a $25,000 bond, Judge Netburn cited a policy of Pre-Trial Services that no one would be released until a home visit was conducted by the Service. (Minutes later a defendant named Lin, a Chinese national charged with money laundering, was released without any home visit).

  Perhaps it was because the government, while purportedly offering same-night release, also wanted GPS monitoring. But it remained murky: Lin had no docket number, and Nivar's case even hours later remained "under seal" on PACER. Inner City Press will have more on this.

 The case is US v. Nivar, 19-mj-10179 (Netburn).


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