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In SDNY Lawsuit Against Venezuela Oil Company Is Responded To By Guaido While Maduro Absent

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 23 – Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. has been sued for failing to pay off on Notes owned by four Italians named Lovati. It is a state owned company; responding in its name and making a motion to dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York is a representative of Juan Guaido.

Nicolas Maduro and his representatives, the Lovatis' lawyer Anthony J. Costantini of Duane Morris LLP told SDNY Judge Andrew L. Carter on October 29 in proceeding with Inner City Press one of two people in the gallery, have defaulted.

   Judge Carter chided Petroleos de Venezuela's or PDVSA's lawyer Dennis H. Tracey of Hogan Lovells for making a motion to dismiss or in the alternative for a 120 day stay without the requisite pre-motion letter.

    A new schedule was agreed to, with the Lovatis' response due on November 12 and PDVSA's reply on November 26. Judge Carter declined to hear anything about the asserted Maduro default, saying "they are not present."

    "While hope spring eternal," Judge Carter said, what makes you believe things will be different in 120 days?

   We may come and ask for more time, Guaido's lawyer said. Inner City Press will be here. The case is Lovati et al. v. Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., 19-cv-4799 (Carter).

Asa Saint Clair was questioned for wire fraud by the US authorities at 845 United Nations Plaza last month, for his involvement in a dubious cyber-currency called Igobit, issued through a UN-linked "inter-governmental organization" called the World Sports Alliance.

    Inner City Press, before being banned from the UN by Secretary General amid its questions about his corruption and links to UN briber CEFC China Energy, reported on the World Sports Alliance, including here and here and here, on Burundi.

    On October 23 Inner City Press now covering the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York was the only media in the SDNY Magistrates Court when Asa Saint Clair was brought into the court in shackles. He was arrested in California trying to get on a plane to Madagascar by way of Paris. More on Patreon here.

   Now, despite telling the government he was making $50,000 a month, he was given a publicly funded Federal Defender lawyer, who argued he should be immediately released.

     He still may be. Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman rejected the AUSA's request to limit his use of electronic devices, and like the US Attorney's Office made no connection to the UN itself.

    There is a pattern here: in the Ng Lap Seng case, so recently in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, he went to jail but those he bribed in the UN remain free and in action. The same is true for Patrick Ho of CEFC China Energy, up to the level of Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

   Even in terms of fraudulent coins, Inner City Press has exposed and asked the UN in writing about the use of Guterres' image to sell coins by former UN ambassador of El Salvador Carlos Garcia.  He was shown in the Ng Lap Seng case to be helping with money laundering by Francis Lorenzo, still someone not sentenced by SDNY and its AUSAs Richenthal and Zolkind.

Nor did they ask on UN official Meena Sur, whom Inner City Press publicly exposed as linked to now SDNY-investigatived WSA, here.

And Garcia continued his coin scam with Guterres' image, and now WSA's Saint Clair is about to be bailed - even as his case remains hours later sealed.

 Inner City Press, exclusively covering all this even amid attempt to limit its access and real time reporting, will continue on these cases. Watch this site.


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