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Masoud Arrested Assaulting Man Waving Israel Flag now Superseding Charge adds 2 Victims

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SDNY COURT Exclusive, Oct 6 – Saadah Masoud has been indicted for punching and dragging Matt Greenman, who was wearing a flag of Israel, on 42nd Street near the United Nations.  

  On July 5, 2022 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Denise L. Cote held the arraignment of Masoud on Federal hate crimes charges. Inner City Press covered it, as the only media in the courtroom. (Tweets here)

On October 6, there was a superseding indictment, moving from one Hate Crime Act to two charges, including now Conspiracy to Commit Hate Crimes and adding conspiracy with CC-1, and attacks on Victim-2 (for wearing a yarmulke) and Victim-3 (for wearing a Star of David).

  Back on July 5, Assistant US Attorney Lindsey Keenan told Judge Cote that Masoud, after his arrest, said upon being bring to the courthouse, "All this for one Jew?"

  Judge Cote set a February 21, 2023 trial date. Masoud's Criminal Justice Act (publicly-funded) lawyer said while Masoud is on home confinement he wants to travel to Florida for a wedding on July 7. 

  AUSA Keenan replied that her Office and Pre-Trial Services previously opposed a social event permission for Masoud and would likely oppose this. She added that her review of social media found inconsistencies in Masoud's statements about his employment.

  Masoud's lawyer said his client has a moving business. Judge Cote asked if he files taxes. The response was that the business is cash, and has no website keeping track of what is moved for whom.

 The request to travel to Florida was filed and quickly denied.

  The case is US v. Masoud, 22-cr-359 (Cote) 


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