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Cooperator Who Fled SDNY in 1996 Before Sentencing Has All Records Unsealed

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 13 – Ramon Arias De Le Cruz was to be sentenced, with a cooperator's agreement with prosecutors, in the late 1990s in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. But he did not show up. He fled.

  On April 25, 2024 - more than 25 years later - he was brought by the U.S. Marshals before SDNY Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses. Inner City Press was there, the only media in the SDNY Mag Court.   

De La Cruz had a lawyer in pro hac vice from Florida, who said that his client had fled New York City so long ago because he faced threats. He asked that he be released to live with his sister in the city, with a location monitoring ankle bracelet. 

 Judge Moses issued a similar release order, with a $50,000 bond with co-signer and all conditions to be met before release.  

The prosecutor said he would flee again. But he lacked paperwork, which he said had been put into storage in "Missouri or Iowa." Now it was being scanned.

 Inner City Press asked, in April: but will it be put into PACER, where the first 16 entries in the case are all dead links?

On May 13, the assigned District Judge to her credit docketed that "all sealed documents in this case are ordered unsealed." But Docket Entries 13, 14 and 15, listed as SEALED, are still dead links.

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The case is US v. De La Cruz, 96-cr-543 (Preska / Moses) 


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