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Shell Company Defendant on False Merchant Accounts with Sept Trial Asks to Take Sales Job

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 11 – Brandon Becker is charged with submitting falsified merchant applications through shell companies, to the tune of millions of dollars. Now he's got a new, retained lawyer.  

 On February 2, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Loretta A. Preska held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. 

  Becker's new paid lawyer filed a notice of appearance back on January 31, but it had to be signed off on by Judge Preska.

 On February she relieved Becker's previous lawyer and OK-ed the new one.

Jump cut to January 3, 2024 when Becker's lawyer asked that he be allowed to appear at his next conference on January 11 telephonically, in advance of his trial scheduled for late September.

On June 11, 2024, Becker's lawyer wrote in again in support of his application to modify conditions of release - arguing that the 2015 Tesla is owned solely by his wife. He wants to take a sale job for a digital marketing firm, noting "nor does the Government offer any comparable employment opportunities."

The case is US v. Becker, 19-cr-704 (Preska)


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