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Bronx Man Arrested with Gun on 161 Street was Brought From Rikers Pleads Asking 18 Months

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, July 1 –  Joseph Otero, a felon, was arrested in a car with a gun on St. Ann's Avenue and 161st Street in The Bronx.

    On October 24, 2023 Otero was brought from Rikers Island for presentment before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker. Inner City Press was there, the only media in the SDNY Mag court.  

The prosecutor said on this felon in possession charge, they would seek detention.

 Otero's CJA lawyer said he was consenting to detention, as Otero had been in Rikers unable to make his (state) cash bail.

Jump cut to March 4, 2024, when Otero was arraigned before District Judge Jed S. Rakoff.

On April 8, Otero in the yellow jumpsuit of the Essex County Department of Corrections was brought into SDNY Magistrates Court and pled guilty, to a Pimintel letter for 30 to 37 months. The AUSA asked him to admit to a forfeiture allegation: the gun. A control date for sentencing was set for July 8.

On July 1, Otero's lawyer wrote in and asked for a sentence of 18 months.

The case is US v. Otero, 24-cr-120 (Rakoff / Netburn)


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