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Colello Is On Trial For Defrauding Texas Oil Company Out of $2M as Dead Link Objected To

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 22 – Michael Colello is on trial, charged with a scheme to defraud a Texas oil and gas company out of nearly $2 million.

  On May 22, 2023, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff began Colello's trial. Inner City Press was there.   On the witness stand was Mr. Smith, who had wired money at Colello's directly.

The Assistant US Attorney sought to introduce an email with a hyperlink. Colello's lawyer objected, saying the hyperlink or its underlying document was in evidence. 

Judge Rakoff called for a sidebar, without white noise. (The document, when admitted and published, was not put on the TV monitor facing the gallery).

Smith testified that now the link does not work, but that it had in 2015.

  The case is US v. Colello, 20-cr-613 (Rakoff)


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