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After Bronx Alleged Gang Members Released In SDNY Appeal To Judge Cote Looms

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 5 -- Alleged members of a Bronx drug gang were presented and most detained on March 5 by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Kevin N. Fox.    

Tasha Burnett, for example, while said to be a church goer and an entrepreneur, was described by Assistant US Attorney Thomas John Wright as having the gang's name on her bedroom wall and being captured on wiretaps trying to get a run. Judge Fox detained her. 

 But two of her co-defendants, including alleged gang leader Timothy Wallace and his alleged deputy Charkeem Payne, were ordered released by Judge Fox.  

 AUSA Wright immediately spoke an appeal, saying the District Judge Denise L. Cote to whom the case is assigned was still in the courthouse. Sullivan & Cromwell represented one of those freed, and asked when the appeal would be.   

So did Inner City Press, the only media in the SDNY Magistrates Court for this. The intention to appeal to Judge Cote was confirmed, but no time was given. We will continue to follow this. The case is US v. Disla, et al, 20-cr-52 (Cote).


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