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Prisoner Pilgrim Is Not Produced By FCI Mendota So 6 Week Trip to SDNY Diesel Therapy

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 8 – James Pilgrim is up for a guilty plea and re-sentencing in a Federal drugs and guns case. But in the Federal Bureau of Prisons system he could not be found, then was not produced by FCI Mendota in California.

Now he will be transferred to New York - but it will take four to six weeks, the government says.

Some call this diesel therapy, or a scam.        

   On November 8 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Alison J. Nathan held a telephone proceeding. Inner City Press called in to report on it. 

 Assistant US Attorney Allison Nichols said she had been able to get a response from FCI Mendota.

 In a letter, she had told Judge Nathan that "the Government has been endeavoring to coordinate over the last several months and each time, Mr. Pilgrim has been moved by BOP without prior notice and before the plea proceeding could take place." 

 On November 9, AUSA Nichols said it would take four to six week to transfer Pilgrim to New York, to be followed by two weeks' quarantine. His lawyer asked that, in light of Thanksgiving and the New Year, it be on January 18.

(In the interim Judge Nathan will preside over the US v. Ghislaine Maxwell trial, apparently without a listen-only call-in phone line, which Inner City Press on October 29 in writing requested, still not docketed. One or more family members' of Mr. Pilgram were on the phone on November 8; one assumes there will be a call in line next year, if not in Maxwell, in this case).

This case is US v. Burrell, et al., 15-cr-95 (Nathan)


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