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Chimbo Came From Ecuador to Sell Heroin, Got 20 Months, Co-Defendant Asks Time Served

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 1 – Rober Alberto Galvez Chimbo came to the US from Ecuador to support his family. A year later he was arrested arranging a one kilogram heroin deal. He has spend 13 months in the MCC jail and contracted COVID-19. 

   On October 1 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Sidney H. Stein held a sentencing proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. The US Attorney's Office was pushing for a sentencing of 57 to 71 months.

   Judge Stein asked, as he is wont to do, "Why did you do it?" Chimbo said, to support my family. I will not do it again.  

 Judge Stein inquired more with the AUSA, how Chimbo got so many connections so quickly. But he quickly sentenced Chimbo to 20 months, which means seven more, then deportation.

Now on July 28, co-defendant Junior Vladimir Jimenez-Castillo filed a sentencing submission recouting coming from Macara, Ecuador, to the US at age 19. He is asking for time served. The sentencing is set for August 11.

The case is USA v. Chimbo et al., 19-cr-570 (Stein)


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