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For Urologist Paduch Proposed Suretor DOJ Sealed So Press Opposed Now Trial Motions

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTROOM EXCLUSIVE, March 27 – Urologist Darius Paduch was arrested and arraigned on April 11, 2023. Inner City Press was there.

  U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave held Paduch's arraignment.

   Though Paduch had filled out the affidavit to get a publicly paid lawyer, the CJA on duty David Stern said he was for now only representing him for the presentment, and possibly to put together co-signers for a bail package. He consented to detention.  

  Paduch was in a t-shirt, with left arm tattoos and boots untied, now without laces. Stern said there are many medical issues.

   The bail application, Stern said, may be Monday. Judge Cave notes that she will no longer be presiding in the Mag Court then. But Inner City Press will be there.  

More including analysis on Substack here

  The prosecutors said:  From at least in or about 2015 through at least in or about 2019, PADUCH, while working as a urologist, enticed and induced multiple victims to travel to his medical offices at Medical Institution-1, so PADUCH could, among other things, sexually abuse the victims.  In or about 2019, PADUCH began practicing at a different hospital located in Long Island, New York (“Medical Institution-2”), where he continued to sexually abuse patients."

On April 19 Paduch's counsel submitted a letter to Magistrate Judge Jennifer E. Willis for release on bail, attaching his TIAA retirement ($1,500,000) Citibank home equity ($400,000) and name of his life partner and proposed co-signer, Robert Lischer. "The couple is also parenting a nine year old son they adopted together in 2020."

Another proposed co-signer: Jordan Roosma; "he met Dr. Paduch as a patient at 13 years old." Also, Paduch's cousin Jadwiga Wojcik, employed at Greene, Tweed & Company.

But he was denied.

On May 16, Paduch's counsel filed the motion, stating that Paduch "has a loving husband, Robert Lischer, and a son, William. He currently resides in North Bergen, New Jersey... a very different defendant than Jeffrey Epstein."

On May 24, the bail hearing. Inner City Press was there, thread here.

On December 21, Paduch's counsel wrote in that the AUSA Attorney's Office conveyed to him that "JR" wanted his name redacted. Inner City Press had already published it, above: Jordan Roosma.

On December 22 Judge Abrams temporarily redacted the entirety of the paragraph, at least until January 5, while noting Judge Kaplan's granting of Inner City Press' application to unseal SBF's suretors.

This as the US Attorney's Office similarly "takes no position" on the sealing of all of OneCoin convict Sebastian Greenwood's sentencing letter, which has required Inner City Press to waste its time (and money - a $405 filing fee) appealing to the Second Circuit.  There are other cases in the SDNY were after-the-fact sealing is causing free press problems. In US v. Paduch, on January 2 Inner City Press filed opposition, docketed on January 3 (and now on our DocumentCloud here

On March 27, 2024, in a motions in limine response, the US says it will at trial present non-statutory victims, including Victim-15 who accepted a high school internship with Paduch including a gather on a boat "during which the defendant strutted around naked."

Inner City Press will be staying on the case(s).

  The case is US v. Paduch, 23-cr-181 (Abrams)


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