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In No Fault Insurance Scam Case Defendant Doing 7 Year Bid Writes in to Redact Transcript

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 11 – Five men were charged in a conspiracy to exploit no-fault insurance program designed to protect motor vehicle accident victims.  

  On August 28, 2023 defendants and counsel appeared before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Paul G. Gardephe. Inner City Press was there.

  One defense lawyer suggested pushing the trial to June 2024. Judge Gardephe replied, I think I'm all set - and set January 16, 2024 as the trial date, noting that it is a 2022 case (and early 2022, at that). 

 Another defense lawyer said he wants to disclose a benefactor payment, but not necessarily to the prosecutors (instead, ex parte).

On November 15, the US Attorney's Office for co-defendant Andrew Prime asked for a sentence of 60 months.

On November 21, Prime was sentenced to the 60 months, and afterwards requested that it be at FCI Danbury.

On December 18, Bradley Pierre pled guilty, to a plea agreement with a guideline of 108 to 120 months, on Patreon here.

On December 30, Dr. William Weiner facing trial slammed the US Attorney's Office December 18 press release, saying it "couches the Government's claims as facts, not allegations," and claims Pierre made admissions, when "he simply chose not to contest certain allegations."

On January 10, 2024 co-defendant Arthur Bogoroz asked for a delay in the trial, saying he didn't get discovery from the wider US v. Rose, et al., case. Judge Gardephe asked the Coordinating Discovery Attorney to explain and she did: she offered the discovery to all counsel who paid, and this counsel, she says, did not.

On January 12, Judge Gardephe set a hearing for January 16: "The Court will conduct a hearing on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the issues raised in Defendant Bogoraz's letters related to his failure to receive in 2022 certain discovery materials provided by the Government in United States v. Rose, 19 Cr. 789. The Coordinating Discovery Attorney, Julie de Almeida, is directed to attend the hearing. In advance of the hearing, the parties, including Ms. de Almeida, are directed to produce to the Court forthwith copies of any emails, letters, or other correspondence bearing on the issues raised in Defendant Bogoraz's letters. SO ORDERED."

On January 16, Bogoraz (and a co-defendant) pled guilty: "Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Paul G. Gardephe: Change of Plea Hearing as to Arthur Bogoraz held on 1/16/2024. Plea entered by Arthur Bogoraz (5) Guilty as to Count 4ss,5ss. Defendant A. Bogoroz present... The defendant withdraws his previous plea of not guilty and now pleads guilty to counts 4 and 5. Pre-Sentence report ordered. Sentence set for 5/14/24 at 2:00 pm. Bail continued."

In the related / initial case of US v. Rose, et al., 19-cr-789, Jelani Wray sentencing to seven years in 2022 wrote in on May 5 - docketed May 10, 2024 - to redacted his belatedly docketed sentencing transcript, for "specific personal identifiers." He had held a musical Kayon Jones to sign a contract. Now he's serving the 7 years. Watch this site.

This case is  US v. Rose, et al., 19-cr-789 (Gardephe)

The case is US v. Pierre, et al., 22-cr-19 (Gardephe).


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