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Man Who Drove Fentanyl and Gun From Wisconsin to The Bronx Gets 4 Years, GED

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 2 -  In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on November 2, defendant Williams Soto-Montanez was up for sentencing in connection with bringing a gun and fentanyl from Wisconsin to The Bronx.

  The US Attorney's Office argued for 87 months imprisonment; the defense lawyer, for a year and a day.

  District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil inquired into the safety value, and emphasized the seriousness of fentanyl, when one has to worry about even kids at Halloween being impacted.

  Soto-Montanez spoke for himself, and movingly. He said he had made an enormous mistake, that was unlike him. He described conditions in the MDC. His employer BSM Transportation of West Allis, Wisconsin had written a letter for him, that they would hire him back and have him train other employees.

 Judge Vyskocil took a break to collect her thoughts, then reported to impose a sentence of 48 months or four years. The defense lawyer requested a facility near Milwaukee, with a GED program, calling his client a deep thinker.

The case is US v. Soto-Montanez, 21-cr-95 (Vyskocil)

 The defendant Malik Townsend was put into state custody three days after the robbery, wearing a Rolex Day-Date watch missing a diamond in a certain location, "below where the 6:00 hour marker would be located."

   Citing the Hobbs Act, and the interstate sales of the West 207th Street jewelry story, the defendant was taken into Federal custody on November 1 at 8:30 am.

  Judge Moses asked if his CJA lawyer would be asking for release on bond. He is already in state custody, was the answer. "So it would do much good." He was detained on consent.

 The case is US v. Townsend, 22-mj-6683 (Moses)



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