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NY Federal Reserve Fired Ex FBI Agent Sama Escorted Him Out at 69 Now Assigned in SDNY

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 13 – Robert N. Sama, 69, was terminated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on February 19, 2020. He had worked there since 2007.

He filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on December 10, 2020 - Inner City Press is reporting it that same day.  

From the complaint we learn that "each FRS Bank maintains an on-site law enforcement commad called a Law Enforcement Unit."

 Sama was Vice President of the FRBNY's LEU. He had previously been with the FBI for 29 years.  

After Sama's "escorted ejection," his job was given to LEU Captain Ronald Porter, who was "jumped three level" to handle Sama's LEU responsibilities. Here is Sama in a Fed report, as Vice President, Federal Reserve Law Enforcement. Law, indeed.

Now his complaint to assigned to SDNY Judge Valerie E. Caproni, and Magistrate Stewart D. Aaron: "Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge."

  The complaint calls the FRB a "privately held corporation... not a federal agency and its employees are not federal employees with the protections inherent therein."  

 Similarly, the Federal Reserve says that the FRBNY and other Reserve Banks are not subject to FOIA. Why then can they approve bank mergers? Inner City Press has a FOIA request pending.

The case is Sama v. Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 20-cv-10450 (Caproni)


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