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In Miles Guo Trial Witness Says Israel Tech Could Pierce Great Firewall Amid Slow Cross

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 5 – 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 of Miles Guo onvarious wire fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering charges.

On May 21, the US Attorney's Office wrote in seeking to preclude fire issues from the trial: 7 page letter on Patreon here.

On May 22, Inner City Press live tweeted jury selection, here.

   Many were excused from the jury pool.

More detail / some analysis on X for Subscribers here & Substack here

On May 23 the defense wrote in including "There is no evidence to support the government’s sensationalist theory that Mr. Guo started a fire at the Sherry Netherland residence. Letter on Patreon here

At the end of May 23, Judge Torres told the remaining jurors that the trial would start Friday. Thread.

More details on X for Subscribers here and Substack here

And it did. Inner City Press live tweeted the opening and first two witnesses, an FBI agent about the Greenwich search, and a Dallas based Lamborghini dealer, thread here.

On May 28 the US moved for admission of posts from GNews and GETTR, 5 page motion on Patreon here

On May 31 a representative of Kyle Bass' Hayman Capital Management testified, thread

 On June 4, the US Attorney's Office filed its response to Guo's request for reconsideration on limitation on his expert's testimony about Operation Fox Hunt and the "Five Poisons." US filing on Patreon here.

On June 5, Inner City Press live tweeted, thread:

uo's lawyer: Were you referred to someone who might get you paid back? Witness: Yes. Known as Long Island Runner. Guo's lawyer: And Mr. Guo asked for the names of other people who needed to be paid back expenses?

Witness: No.  Guo's lawyer: Were that others who needed to be paid back expenses? Witness: Yes. I told Mr. Guo about it. Guo's lawyer: You don't know what he did with that info, right? Witness: I don't know what he did. Guo's lawyer: You never asked him to personally pay? 

Witness: Mr. Guo told me over the phone he could use the money in his own pocket to pay me back. I said, that is not necessary. But there are others that need to be paid back and I hope it could be in a normal way. Guo's lawyer: You thought G-TV was a scam?

A: Yes  Guo's lawyer: But you didn't say that to Mr. Guo when you spoke with him, right? Witness: You mean my suspicion? I was afraid of telling him that. Judge: Let's break

After jury leaves: AUSA: Our next witness is traveling from Australia and our intention is to get her home by Friday. We have another civilians witness from Texas. But the defense says "It's almost as if Government has a witness scheduling issue" - sarcastically 

AUSA: The government is behind were it expected to be, to be candid to you. Next week we have witnesses from outside of the country. We ask to go later on Thursday and Friday. We think the defense is trying to delay this witness, in light of travel. 

Guo's lawyer: This cross examination is a slog, because the witness is unwilling to answer, they are unresponsive. That is not the fault of the defense and shouldn't be held against us. Any suggestion to the contrary is off-base. This wasn't even raised to me. 

Judge Torres: I have handled 100s of trials. The cross examination here has been atypically close. I would like you to be more efficient in your cross. I will ask the jurors. What about today? AUSA: Yes your Honor. Judge: I'll ask, we'll see.

Re-direct: AUSA: What else to Mr. Guo promote? Witness: Cryptocurrency... G Coin and G Dollars; H Coin and H Dollars. Also, Digital bank. G Club card program. AUSA: Ms. Li, please keep your voice up. What was the purpose of the digital bank project? A: Mercantile 

Witness: Later the banking license was canceled. AUSA: What did Guo promise? Witness: No loss or he will repay us. AUSA: Show the witness GX Bi184. Put it on mute.

Defense lawyer: Voir dire... Did you watch this video in the prosecutor's office? Yes. Before? Yes  AUSA: This is Stipulation 10, about translations.... Here's the translation: If you lose a penny, I will take care of it. Brother 7 will take responsibility. Judge: Lower your mic. There is feedback.

AUSA: How often would he make these promises? Witness: Always.  AUSA: Did Mr. Guo say why he was doing these investment projects? Witness: So that his followers could become right. He said CCP was afraid of his supporters getting rich. AUSA: What effect did this have on you?

Witness: I thought our money was safe. 100% trust  AUSA: What is this? Witness: Sunglasses Guo gave me. I said I liked them and he said, take them, they are yours. AUSA: Admit them. Defense: I haven't seen them. Open the evidence bag. AUSA: What was G TV? Witness: Platform to produce the truth. No longer exists 

AUSA: Did G TV show viewer numbers? Witness: Yes. In the millions. Much more than on YouTube. AUSA: Did you think the G TV viewership numbers were accurate? Defense: Objection Overruled. Witness: They were too high. Only his channel was this high  Witness: CCP has the great firewall. Guo said he wanted to get G TV in. AUSA: How?

Witness: Some Israel technology.

AUSA: Why did you believe him? Witness: I follow him 3 years. AUSA: If you had known the truth would you have invested? Witness: No

More detail and analysis on X for Subscribers here and Substack here

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


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