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After Conviction on NY & FL Real Estate Fraud Almaleh & Iotova Sue Lawyers Who Want Out

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 16 – Issak Almaleh and Antoaneta Iotova were charged in 2017 with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

  They are now, five years later, on trial before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Edgardo Ramos.

On March 7 witness Julie Rivera was called the witness stand and described trying to rent an efficiency apartment from the defendants at 1730 Rodman Street in Hollywood, Florida. 

  Witness Rivera was asked if she say the woman who showed the apartment, and the man in the van outside (who she described as "fat") in the courtroom.

It was said, Everyone but the jurors should take off their masks. Inner City Press' reporter, nearly alone in the gallery, took off his. 

 But Julie Rivera, squinting, at first could not make the ID.

She asked to get closer; she put on her mask and walked over to the defense table. Then she made the identifications, the lady in the blue blazer, "the man in the little hat."

The two were convicted on March 17. Then in April they wrote to the US Attorney's Office against for investigation of their lawyers. The Office filed it with Judge Ramos.

Jump cut to September 2022: counsel Ezra Spilke, of Anna Sorokin and Ghislaine Maxwell juror "Scotty David" fame, has written to seeking to be relieved. The two client sued him, and have appealed. "Anything we say to our clients can be used in their lawsuit(s) against us, rendering effective communication nearly impossible." You might say. Sentencing has been postponed to November 30 at 3:30 pm, and a replacement of counsel proceeding set for October 6 at 4 pm (Judge Ramos' US v. Milton trial may still be going to 2:40 pm). Watch this site.

The case is US v. Almaleh, et al., 17-cr-25 (Ramos)  


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