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SDNY MAG COURT EXCLUSIVE, Oct 6 - Accused of money laundering with a source from Mexico and Israel, Moises Hanono Azrak was presented in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrates Court on August 5. Inner City Press was the only media there.

  Azrak for Mexican drug cartels arranged more than 40 money laundering contracts from October 2020 through July 2022, including a bulk cash pick-up in Appleton, Wisconsin and a at least one firearm.

  He handle an Amazon Prime package containing $105,990 in cash. He laundering through Chicago, Los Angeles and Port Chester.

  Azrak "indicated that he wanted to cooperate with law enforcement, and agreed to travel from Seattle to New York City to participate in further debriefings." Document at 10(f) on Patreon here.

  Then, with no other media in the Magistrates Court, he was presented and consented to detention before Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker o Inner City Press was the only media in the Mag Court for these proceedings as on the July 29 Azerbaijan AK-47 stalker of an Iranian dissident (story here, credited here).

The plot thickened - Azrak coming to NYC to cooperate was found to be tipping off another about his cooperation with the "agency of the three letters" - the DEA - and so got arrested, see below.

On August 11, this retained (paid) lawyer filed a notice of appearance for the wanna-be cooperator: "NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: James Kousouros appearing for Moises Hanono Azrak. Appearance Type: Retained. (Kousouros, James)."

On October 6, the case was kicked down the road: "ORDER TO CONTINUE IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE as to Moises Hanono Azrak re: [5] Order to Continue - Interest of Justice. Time excluded from 10/6/22 until 11/7/22. Affirmation of Emily Deininger attached. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein on 10/6/22)."

"MOISES HANONO AZRAK, a/k/a "Moe," the defendant,  travelled from Seattle, Washington, to New York, New York,  accompanied by me and another law enforcement agent, on or about  August 1, 2022.  13. Based on my participation in this investigation, my  conversations with CS-1, and my review of WhatsApp chats between  CS-1 and another money laundering broker identified during the  course of this investigation ("CC-3"), I know that on or about  August 3, 2022, CC-3 contacted CS-1 via WhatsApp and wrote, in  substance and in part, the following:  CS-1. 

a. CC-3 stated that he had something urgent to tell  CS-3 then explained that CC-3 and CS-1 both needed to  change their phone numbers because "Moy" had been detained in  the United States the previous Sunday while on a cruise to  Alaska that left from Seattle. 

b. CC-3 told CS-1 that he had received this  information "directly from [May's] employees." 

c. CC-3 told CS-1 that "Moy" had been asked to  cooperate with the "agency of the 3 letters" and that he was now  in New York waiting to proffer with prosecutors in the next few  days. Based on my training, experience, and participation in  this investigation, I believe that the "agency of the 3 letters"  refers to the DEA.

 d. CC-3 then re-emphasized to CS-1 that they should  change their numbers, and also that CS-1 should warn another  individual that CS-1 works with.  14. Based on my participation in this investigation and  the interview of MOISES HANONO AZRAK, a/k/a "Moe," the 

defendant, conducted on July 31, 2022, I know that AZRAK did not  identify CC-3 as someone that AZRAK engaged in money laundering  activities with or otherwise mention CC-3 during the course of  that interview.  WHEREFORE, the deponent respectfully requests that a  warrant be issued for the arrest of MOISES HANONO AZRAK, a/k/a  "Moe," the defendant, and that he be arrested and imprisoned or  bailed, as the case may be."

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