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After Months in Colombia Jail Amid COVID US Asked 60 Month Term But Judge Gives 78

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 18 – A man extradited from Colombia on drug trafficking charged he pled guilty to was up for sentencing by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Valerie E. Caproni on March 18, 2024.

 Inner City Press was there, the only civilian in the courtroom. 

 The US Attorney's Office had asked for a below Guidelines sentence of 60 months, citing the time the defendant spent in prison in Colombia awaiting extradition during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  The defendant when he spoke cried, how he had lost time with his family.

  Judge Caproni noted the tears, and the prison, but said that he had not fully accepted responsibility, and had downplayed his role. Instead of the requested sixty months, she sentenced Franck Hernan Alvarez Espinal to 78 months.

  He indicated that he wanted to say something after, but ultimately did not.

The case is US v. Salazar-Lotero, et al., 19-cr-661 (Caproni)


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