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UN Briber Francis Lorenzo Is Back In UN World At Ambassadors Event While Guterres Bans Press

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 1 – Francis 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.

  Now convicted and sentenced UN briber Francis Lorenzo has been spotted right back in UN world, at an event for the new Holy See / Papal envoy to the UN no less.

   He was with a delegate from the Dominican Republic Mission to the UN, which Lorenzo and Ng used to pay bribes to UN officials and correspondents; he spoke with among others a staffer of Oman's mission. This is how corrupt the UN of Antonio Guterres is: the convicted UN briber is right back in the game (Guterres has his hand out), while the Press which exposed the corruption is banned by Guterres, Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming, now 579 days. These people are criminals. Watch this site.

 Now on January 3 Lorenzo's lawyer is telling Judge Broderick, whose December 30 order ostensibly freeing on bond Virgil Griffith for much less than bribing the UN has still not had any effect, that Lorenzo should be able to travel freely around the United States, and that AUSA Daniel Richenthal consents to that. Travel for what? Meanwhile the UN gets more and more corrupt, banning the Press now 549 days for asking about Ng and Lorenzo and Patrick Ho, and Virgil Griffith, as of the US Attorney's last (Jan 2) answer is still in custody. (They have not answered on January 3).

     Time served 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.

    Judge Broderick before giving 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 lawyer Brian 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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