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In SDNY Heroin In Bin Laden Glassines At Bronx Diner Has Angie Bosquez Joining Case

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 9 – In April 2018 undercover narcotics purchases in and around a diner on Courtland Avenue and 146th Street in The Bronx resulted in a multi-defendant conspiracy case now before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Victor Marrero.

On October 9, 2019 the last of the indictee, Angela Bosquez, appeared in SDNY Magistrates Court to be arraigned on a superseding charge of narcotics conspiracy. She had on interpretation headphones but answered in English when Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang asked questions.   

"Yes, Honor," Ms. Bosquez now a/k/a Angie repeatedly said.     The heroin laced with fentanyl this conspiracy allegedly sold in and around the diner, a block away from a drug rehab, is linked in the original complaint to a number of overdoses, as close at a tenth of a mile away and as far as Loring Place, three miles away.  

Many of the glassine envelopes used were marked "Bin Laden." But Angela Bosquez's lone appearance in the initial complaint had her selling three glassines marked "Hello!"  

On October 9 Ms. Bosquez was represented by a gentlemanly defense attorney who before Judge Wang appeared told stories of defending Federal cases in Las Cruces, New Mexico and about the dangers of Juarez, Mexico.   

One of Ms. Bosquez' co-defendants Edward Torres is notably represented by Milbank partner Antonia M. Apps. Speed Trial Act time has been excluded for Ms Bosquez until an upcoming multi-defendant conference before Judge Marrero on October 18. Inner City Press will continue to follow this case. It is US v. Dones, et al., 19-cr-169 (Marrero). 

   Earlier in the Mag Court: A year ago Doctor Dante A. Cubangang and three others including his receptionist Loren Piquant a/k/a Loren Luna were indicted for illegally selling some six million Oxycodone pills, or 180 kilos of Oxy.

    On October 9, a week before receptionist Loren Piquant / Luna goes on trial before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Paul G. Gardephe, her boss Dante Cubangbang pled guilty without a sentencing date.

    The plea letter partially read out in the SDNY Magistrates Court by Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang said that the government might ask for a reduced sentence based on Cubangbang's cooperation, presumably against his receptionist.

    After the short and murky proceeding, Inner City Press asked Cubangbang's lawyer if the plea deal specified a sentencing guideline that the government will recommend. No, he answered.

    Inner City Press asked him, "Does the letter mention Section 5K1?"

     "No comment," he said and got on the elevator.

   5K1 is the section of the sentencing guidelines which can erase "mandatory" minimum sentences for cooperates like, in the last month, Daniel Hernandez a/k/a Tekashi 6ix9ine and, in the trial against Honduras' president's brother Juan Antonio Hernandez, former mayor Alex Ardon who confessed to killing 56 people.

   How many people did Cubangbang's six million Oxy pills kill? And who is more responsible, this doctor or his receptionist? Inner City Press will continue to cover this case. It is US v. Cubangbang, 18-cr-00723 (Gardephe).




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