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Miles Guo Wengui Cited SBF and Madoff Bail But Got Denied Now Asks Transcript for Appeal

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 15 –  After a circus-like civil case involving Guo Wengui in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which Inner City Press closely covered, here, March 15, 2023 saw the unsealing of a twelve-count Indictment charging

HO WAN KWOK, a/k/a “Miles Guo,” a/k/a “Miles Kwok,” a/k/a “Guo Wengui,” a/k/a “Brother Seven,” a/k/a “The Principal,” and KIN MING JE, a/k/a “William Je,” with various wire fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering charges.  JE, who is KWOK’s financier, is also charged with obstruction of justice.  

   The prosecutors said that "KWOK was arrested this morning in New York, New York, and will be presented this afternoon.  JE is currently at large." 

Not mentioned was another, related arrest on March 15, of Guo's chief of staff Yangping Wang, aka Yvette Wang. Inner City Press, lone media in the Magistrates Court, live tweeted her presentment when the prosecutors, seemingly hoping to flip her as a cooperator, offered release on $5 million bond, but only with two co-signers they approve.

 Minutes later, in a larger courtroom, Guo / Kwok was presented - with a Federal Defender for the day - and detained on consent. Inner City Press live tweeted, thread here

On March 31, Guo put in his written argument, pointing out the bail of Sam Bankman-Fried (with DOJ consent) and Bernie Madoff. Page two has Holmes of Theranos, Enron's Skilling, WorldCom's Ebbers, even the Wolf of Wall Street, Belfort of Stratton Oakmont - ironic in that Pras Michel on trial in DC is calling Wolf of Street Street star Leonardo DiCaprio as a witness. He also filed a memo about the MDC jail having illegal cell phones - and weapons, on Patreon here.

But on April 20, Judge Torres denied bail. Full order on Patreon here.

On May 15, Guo's lawyer put in a request for the transcript for his appeal to the 2d Circuit; the transcript is due May 25. Order on Patreon here

The case is US v. Kwok, et al., 23-cr-118  (Torres)


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