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Man Charged With Police Impersonation Quickly Cooperated Time Served Sealed Transcript

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 27 – Juan Vargas was charged in 2017 with conspiracy to impersonate police officers to commit a robbery of narcotics in The Bronx.    On July 12, 2018, there was a "sealed document held in chambers." On January 1, 2019, there was a "sealed document placed in vault."

   On September 17 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jesse M. Furman held his sentencing. Inner City Press covered it. 

 It emerged in the public proceeding that immediately after being presented in the SDNY Magistrates Court on October 4, 2017, Vargas went down the hall to the US Attorney's Office to cooperate.  

 On September 17, the US Attorney's Office lavish praise on Vargas. Judge Furman sentenced him to time served, and directed the lawyer to suggested redactions to portions of the transcript (at least not the entire transcript, as happened elsewhere in the SDNY later in the day).

The case is US v. Vargas, 17-cr-592 (Furman) 


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