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UN Fraudster Cary Yan Pled Guilty to Bribery now wants Time Served May 16 as Founder Free

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book

SDNY / UN GATE, May 8 – Chinese businessman and fraudster Cary Yan was the subject of a Federal indictment unsealed on September 2, 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.   

Using a UN-affiliated non-governmental organization, Yan paid bribes in New York to officers of the Marshall Islands and others. Indictment on Inner City Press' DocumentCloud here.

  In 2018, Inner City Press from inside the UN reported on Cary Yan's suspicious activities, (including video here, and bribe-bought promotion by UNCA here) as it was reporting on the parallel UN bribery by Patrick Ho of Ye Jianming's NGO CEFC China Energy.

On December 1, 2022, Yan and his co-defendant pled guilty. Inner City Press was there - thread:

[Plea agreement on Inner City Press' DocumentCloud here]

Guilty plea is accepted by the judge. Sentencing set for late Feb but could be earlier since parents' visa running out.

On March 9, Yan asked to delay his sentencing from March 28 to May 16.

On March 10, it was granted: "Set/Reset Hearings as to Cary Yan: Sentencing set for 5/16/2023 at 11:00 AM before Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald."

Just before sentencing, Yan in a redacted sentencing submission asked for time served. The US says it wants 57 months.

On February 2, for her February 16 sentencing, Zhou asked for time served.

On February 9, the US also asked for time served for Zhou - in a sentencing submission that references Francis Lorenzo, already free and back in the UN, and "the Founder," whom Inner City Press exposed before being thrown out of the UN and whom the US has never charged.

On February 15, Zhou got just that: time served. "JUDGMENT IN A CRIMINAL CASE as to Gina Zhou (2). The defendant pleaded guilty to count One. Counts 2-5 are dismissed on the motion of the United States. IMPRISONMENT: Time served. The defendant should receive full credit for the time served since her arrest in Thailand on November 16, 2020. ASSESSMENT: $100.00 due immediately. (Signed by Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald on 2/16/2023)."

After Inner City Press' initial report, Yan retained Jonathan Bolz, who also represented Patrick Ho. Word is Yan was extradited in from Thailand and will be presented before the assigned District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, who also presided over sentencing to 15 years of UN rapist Karim Elkorany.

On September 2, 2022, after finding the just-unsealed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) indictment of Yan and Gina Zhou in the docket at the SDNY court which it now covers, still banned from the UN, Inner City Press emailed Guterres, his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric, Eri Kaneko and Melissa Fleming questions about the UN's role in the bribery by the NGOs, including the United Nations International Organization for Sustainable Development and the World Organization of Governance and  Competitiveness, WOGC. No answer.

On November 10, Yan's lawyer asked to delay the November 15 conference to December 1 "to provide the parties additional time to discuss a potential resolution of the matter." A plea? Watch this site.

Inner City Press resurfaces:
A whistleblower forwarded this to Inner City Press: "UNCA is extending an invitation from the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the UN and the World Organization of Governance and Competitiveness to a High-level Global Meeting discussing 'Road to the Future of Sustainable Development: Moving from Commitments to Results through Inclusive Innovation,' taking place on Friday, August 25th from 1:30 - 6:00 pm in ECOSOC chamber. Sherwin Bryce-Pease, President, United Nations Correspondents Association." The promotion: "H.E Mr. Lazarous Kapambwe, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations, Mr. Cary Yan, President of WOGC, Special Guests include: H.E. Mme Marie Chatardová, President of the Economic and Social Council (tbc), H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General (tbc), H.E. Mme Lorena Herrera, Vice President of Honduras, H.E. Mr. Alvaro Colom, Former President of Guatemala, H.E. Mr. Kessai H. Note, Former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, H.E. Mr. Francisco Merino, Former Vice President of El Salvador, Hon. Mr. Freidi Torres, Former President of Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Panama." The press release said Antonio Guterres would speak.

Then Guterres had Inner City Press thrown out of the UN, and his UNCA did nothing (here).

So far, no response - complicity and corruption.

The case is US v. Yan, 20-cr-402 (Buchwald)


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