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UN Fraudster Cary Yan Gets 42 Months As Judge Notes He Bribed Francis Lorenzo

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book

SDNY / UN GATE, May 16 – 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.

It got 42 months - with 37 of them already served. Inner City Press was there, thread here:

Now at sentencing of UN-linked fraudster Cary Yan. He wants time served. "The Founder" and enablers still in UN have not been prosecuted

Defense: Cary Yan went to college in Beijing and wants to advise NGOs. He has given a lot of money. Fraud as "anti poverty work" - very UN.

 Defense: The Bureau of Prisons or US Marshals lost Cary Yan's manuscript. [What, could it be another expose or how-to manual of corruption in the UN of  Antonio Guterres , pay to play?]

Defense: He wanted to help people in the Marshall Islands

 Judge: Didn't Mr Yan bribe Mr Lorenzo? [That's Francis Lorenzo, who's back in the UN, he's in a book Inner City Press is shepherding toward publication. UN corruption is expanding]

 Yan's lawyer: US wants 57 months, Probation wants 42. But Cary merits less - time served. The Roger Ng case was different. [What of Ng Lap Seng, who bought UN PGA , whose office under  Csaba Korosi still bans Inner City Press from his UN Civil Society Town Halls

 AUSA: WOGC (scam  NGO Inner City Press exposed before  Antonio Guterres  banned the Press from the UN) was all about money. 57 months wouldn't even be the highest FCPA sentence this year.

Judge has taken a break. Here's Cary Yan in the UN, video here

Cary Yan has less hair now, two lawyers and interpreter. Where's the blonde go? Judge is back. Yan [in Chinese] I will be honest

 Judge: Mr Yan is not a public official... The Deputy Ambassador of the Dominican Republic Francis Lorenzo-- AUSA: We gave Lorenzo a 5K1 [cooperator's] letter. [Ng Lap Seng got 48 months.  UN PGA  John Ashe died under his own barbell]

Judge: Yan has had 4 heart surguries. He will be deported. I sentence him to 42 months.

[37 already served, so five more at MDC then deportation - to Marshal Islands, whose passport he bought? And can return to the US?]

More detail on Substack here

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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