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Ex FBI McGonigal Charged with Deripaska Aid Has Next on March 7, Free on $500000 Bond

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 9 -  In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, an arraignment was held by Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave former FBI agent Charles McGonigal, for helping Russian oligarch Deripaska in violation of US sanctions, and money laundering.

 McGonigal, who'd hired former US Attorney for the Eastern District of NY Seth duCharme, pled not guilty and was given a $500,000 personal recognisance bond bail deal. Thread below. He has also been indicted in the District for the District of Colombia and should appear there on January 25. Inner City Press will cover both cases.

Inner City Press covers the SDNY Mag Court(s). Related Mag Court live-tweeted thread (more on Patreon here) vlog here

January 23 McGonigal thread here:

McGonigal's lawyer, former EDNY US Attorney Seth deCharme asks clerk about starting "paperwork," making it seem his client already has a bail deal.

 All rise!

Time of arrest? Saturday 3:15 pm.

 Russian interpreter will be presented separately.

Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave runs through the charges, citing Russian bank and Cyprus corporation.

McGonagal, through deCharme, pleads not guilty.

AUSA: We propose release on $500,000 personal recognisance bond with 2 co-signers.

DuCharme: Both are in court today. [Note, in light of Sam Bankman-Fried's secrecy: they are not wearing masks, not even COVID masks]

DuCharme: Mr McGonigal sometimes needs to travel overseas. [You don't say] He may apply for permission in the future.

On February 9, Judge Rearden held a conference. Inner City Press was there, tweets here. Then: "Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jennifer H. Rearden: Status Conference as to Charles McGonigal, Sergey Shestakov held on 2/9/2023. Defendant Charles McGonigal present with Retained attorney Seth DuCharme and Meagan Maloney. Defendant Sergy Shestakov present with Retained attorney Rita Glavin and Katherine Petrino. AUSA Hagan Cordell Scotten, Rebecca Dell and Derek Wikstrom present for the government. Next conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 11:30 AM. Time is excluded under the Speedy Trial Act from today until March 9, 2023. Bail continues as previously set as to both defendants. (Status Conference set for 3/9/2023 at 11:30 AM before Judge Jennifer H. Rearden)

The case is US v. McGonigal, et al., 23-cr-16 (Rearden / Cave)



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