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Bronx Man Was Charged With Crack and Gun by Mitchell Houses Now Another, Murder Cited

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 16 – Xavier Arau is charged with selling crack with a gun near the Mitchell Houses in the Bronx.          

        On September 21, 2021 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.

 The complaint cites a Confidential Source-1 with prior state convictions for robbery and narcotics, and provides info for money.

 On September 21, 2021 there was talk of a cell phone seized from the defendant.

Jump cut to September 16, 2022: co-defendant Roberto Espinosa was brought into the SDNY Magistrates Court, the last presentment of the day. But the CJA lawyer on duty might have a conflict of interest. They went out into the hall, and when they returned she was appointed only for presentment. After detention on consent, there was talk of re-doing the appoint of counsel next week, as the next all-defendant proceeding (on October 4 at 2 pm) would be too busy. We'll see.

The case is US v. Arau, et al., 21-cr-570 (Vyskocil) 


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