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Urologist Paduch Denies Superseder Proposed Suretor Sealing Denied After Press Opposed

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Substack

SDNY EXCLUSIVE, Jan 16 – Urologist Darius Paduch was arrested and arraigned on April 11, 2023. Inner City Press was there.

On April 19 Paduch's counsel submitted a letter to Magistrate Judge Jennifer E. Willis for release on bail. A proposed co-signer, now at issue, "met Paduch's cousin Jadwiga Wojcik, employed at Greene, Tweed & Company.

But he was denied.

On December 21, Paduch's counsel wrote in that the AUSA Attorney's Office conveyed to him that "JR" wanted his name redacted. Inner City Press had already published it.

On December 22 Judge Ronnie Abrams temporarily redacted the entirety of the paragraph, at least until January 5, while noting Judge Kaplan's granting of Inner City Press' application to unseal SBF's suretors.

  In US v. Paduch, on January 2 Inner City Press filed opposition, docketed on January 3 (and now on our DocumentCloud here

On January 5, notably, Paduch's lawyer wrote in to say "we see no need to keep the information public...we agreed to redaction." It is DOJ seeking to redact the name of a predator's proposed suretor, worse than when it "took no position" in SBF and Sebastian Greenwood.

On January 16, Judge Abrams denied sealing, stating among other things "
Not only has at least one news outlet reported on the co-signer’s name, as well as that he met Defendant as a patient, but an unredacted picture of the requested redaction is also publicly available. 1 As noted by the Second Circuit, once “[t]he genie is out of the bottle,” courts do “not [have] the means to put the genie back.” Gambale v. Deutsche Bank AG, 377 F.3d 133, 144 (2d Cir. 2004) 1 See, e.g., Matthew Russell Lee, Urologist Paduch Remains Detained for Sex Abuse Belatedly Redacts Name Jordan Roosma, Inner City Press (last visited Jan. 9, 2024) (discussing the co-signer); @innercitypress, Twitter (Apr. 19, 2023, 10:59 p.m.) (last visited Jan. 9, 2024) (posting a picture of the proposed bail package that includes the co-signer’s name and accompanying information)."

On January 25, this: "proceedings held before Judge Ronnie Abrams: Arraignment as to Darius A Paduch (1) Count 1ss-13ss held on 1/25/2024.  Defendant arraigned on the S2 Superseding Indictment and pleads not guilty. The parties shall submit a status letter by January 29, 2024


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