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Bronx Defendant Got 35 Years In Case with Rap Lyrics Quoted Now Co-D Asks Less than 42

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Aug 8 – A young man detained as part of a Bronx gang case asked in mid 2022 to be released on bail. But the US Attorney's Office opposed it, citing among other things rap lyrics.

On June 24, 2022 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff held an in-person bond hearing. Inner City Press went and covered it. 

The Assistant US Attorney, beyond describing bullets in a backpack said the defendant has appeared in videos on YouTube with lyrics such as "they call me war" and "I'll empty my ten round clip... hunt you down because you rat us out." 

 Judge Rakoff found a danger to the community (and did mention songs and videos, and much else). The defendant remained detained.

 Jump cut to February 22, 2023 when after several delays lead defendant Andrew Done was up for sentencing. His submission noted, among many other things, growing up next to the Dominican Chernobyl. But "ANDREW DONE, a/k/a “Caballo,” the leader of the “Shooting Boys” gang, was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for the November 5, 2020, murder of Angel Barreiro in the Bronx and other racketeering offenses.  DONE previously pled guilty before United States District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who imposed the sentence."

On April 10, the US asked for 154 to 171 months imprisonment for co-defendant Moises Fontanez, describing his stealing a car, robbing a home in New Jersey, and shooting into a crowd at 180th Street and Grand Concourse in The Bronx on July 31, 2020.

On May 2, Moises Fontanez was sentenced to 132 months.

On August 8, Federal Defenders asked for a custodial sentence of substantially less than 42 months for Malvin Restituyo, who they say has an IQ of 69 and whose guilty plea Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses referred back to Judge Rakoff "given her concerns about his competence."

Restituyo was shot in the head as a child. In The Bronx he delivered food for a woman named Mangu on 176th Street. He used the basement there to fix motorbikes - and, it turned out, to let others - Done - store guns and call him "Puto."

The US Attorney's Office wrote in requesting 97 to 120 months.

The overall case is US v. Done, et al., 22-cr-192 (Rakoff) 


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