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In SDNY Murky Mag Court Newark Truck Drugs Have 1 in Detention But 2d Free To Ride

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, August 22 – While many even most cases in the Magistrates Court of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York are sealed or have case numbers given only later, on August 22 before Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein two alleged co-conspirators appeared, separately, with no case number in New Presentments. The first Gilberto Luciano Vazquez was detained on consent.

The second Luis Parrales, in the Complaint which Inner City Press dug up including a reference to a warrant signed by EDNY Magistrate Judeg Steven L. Tiscione, is described as owning a trucking company moving drugs in Newark. He was released the same day on a $75,000 bond. He is allowed to travel in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. What was the difference between the two? It was not said in the proceeding releasing Parrales. The US Attorney's Office just decides. Inner City Press, the only media in the Magistrates Court for this, an hour after a Michael Avenatti / Nike conference, which Inner City Press live tweeted here, will continue to pursue this and other mysteries of the SDNY's murky Mag Court.

  On August 20 a man was presented and released with no case number being given.

His name was pronounced Christopher Ansa, charged with among other things exporting stolen motor vehicles. The Assistant US Attorney said he had a passport from Ghana and asked for location monitoring. Judge Gorenstein said the US had not met its burden and said he gave then ten to fifteen minutes to come to an agreement.

Inner City Press stepped out of the Magistrates Courtroom to try to look into the case. Going back in 10 minutes later it was all over - Mr Ansa still in a flannel shirt was being released. In the front Judge Gorenstein was wheeling out a case, to Judge Engelmayer. For this one, the spelling was given: US v. Michael Massaro. Judge Gorenstein asked the after-hours Court Security Officer if he knew how to turn off the lights, because he and his Deputy were leaving. Lights Out.



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