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SDNY US Attorney Lets UN Johns and Pimps Like Lorenzo Go Free Jailing Only Bribers Ho and Ng

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 10 – After beginning a now stalled two-case inquiry into the widening corruption of the United Nations, the then-US Attorney for the Southern District of New York said at a confernce on St. Andrew's Place that the goal was to find out if corruption is everyday business at the UN.

It is.

  But now after the US Attorney's office lavished praise and  time served sentence recommendation on bribe-taker Francis Lorenzo even as a person shown as trial continues to use the UN to sell fraudulent coins, the question has turned back on the US Attorney's office itself.

  In essence, the decision has been to go after the prostitutes and not the johns (those in the UN who take the bribes, and continue to) or the pimps and middlemen.

  The latter category encompasses Lorenzo for Ng Lap Seng and Chiekh Gadio, given a non prosecution agreement and now back in action, for Patrick 'Ho and CEFC China Energy, linked to current UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres through Lisbon-based Gulbenkian Foundation whose payments to Guterres are omitted from his public financial disclosure covering 2016.

   Even Ban Ki-mooon was not directly linked to the UN's bribers. The UN has become more corrupt, and has openly used immunity and censorship of Press to get away with it. The Office's response has been, as of 8 November 2019, to further defer sentencing even of a person guilty in the Ng Lap Seng case, and praise and shake hands with UN briber Lorenzo.

  Lorenzo used his position as UN Ambassador for the Dominican Republic to take and pay bribes for a Macau "UN South South Development Conference Center proposed by now incarcerated Ng Lap Seng.

   On November 8 Lorenzo was given a sentence of time served, which was twenty days in detention, by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Vernon S. Broderick.

     It was what the US Attorney's Office of Geoffrey S. Berman essentially recommended, calling Lorenzo a model cooperating witness. This despite acknowledging that Lorenzo had to "re-plead" guilty when it emerged he had not disclosed his receipt of bribes.   Assistant US Attorney Douglas S. Zolkind at sentencing praised Lorenzo for example for always appearing in a three-piece suit.

  It emerges that this same prosecution team has asked for yet another six months delay in sentencing another briber in the case, Heidi Hong Piao. The prosecutors "request that the control date for the sentencing of the defendant, presently scheduled for October 25, 2019, be adjourned for six months.    Respectfully submitted,    GEOFFREY S. BERMAN United States Attorney        By: s/ Daniel C. Richenthal Daniel C. Richenthal Janis M. Echenberg Douglas S. Zolkind." Untransparent, like the office's refusal to release their exhibits against crypto currency fraud OneCoin even as yet another fraudulent coin is sold with UN images. We'll have more on this.

    On November 9 Judge Broderick before giving Francis Lorenzo the time served sentence said there was a need for general deterence. But neither he nor Zolkind even mentioned an after arising UN bribery case, for which Patrick Ho of CEFC China Energy was convicted by SDNY Judge Loretta A. Preska.    

Judge Broderick did impose two years of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service.

    Afterward Inner City Press sought to ask Lorenzo a question but was told by his lawyerBrian H. Bieber that Lorenzo would not answer questions.

    So Inner City Press asked Bieber how Lorenzo would do his community service and when Lorenzo last saw and communicated with Carlos Garcia, the former El Salvador ambassador shown in the trial before Judge Broderick to have helped launder money for Lorenzo.

  Bieber said he would ask Lorenzo, and perhaps get back to Inner City Press, which has reported and will continue to report on these cases. This case is US v. Lorenzo, 15-cr-706 (Broderick).


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