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NY Federal Reserve Fired Ex FBI Agent Sama Escorted Him Out at 69 Now Cites Preemption

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 9 – 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.

His complaint has been  assigned to SDNY Judge Valerie E. Caproni, and Magistrate Stewart D. Aaron.

Now on February 9, the FRBNY has filed an answer via an outside law firm, arguing among other things that the SDNY "lacks subject matter jurisdiction," that Sama "failed to mitigate his alleged damages" and that State and City claims are "preempted by federal law."

 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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