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UN Briber Ng Lap Seng Yet Again Asks Out Citing COVID Near As UN Finds New Bribers

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 28 – Francis Lorenzo used his position as UN Ambassador for the Dominican Republic to take and pay bribes for a Macau "UN South South Development Conference Center proposed by  Ng Lap Seng.

 The US Supreme Court denied the cert petition by billionaire Ng who argued that the McDonnell doctrine applies to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act he was convicted under. In UN world, the UN Correspondents Association which took Ng's money through South South News to sell access to the Secretary General, and SG Antonio Guterres who covered it up, have move on to other bribers, also beyond Patrick Ho.

On December 15 Ng Lap Seng tried again. His counsel's letter to Judge Broderick said now there is COVID in Allenwood - and there is no risk of COVID spread in Macau. (Earlier in the day a lawyer for a man convicted of heroin importation from Romania said much the same of that country). \

Now on December 28, a second letter, ramping it up: "Second Letter in Further Support of Emergency Motion for Reconsideration Dear Judge Broderick: Counsel for Defendant Ng Lap Seng submit this second letter in further support of his Emergency Motion for Reconsideration (see ECF Nos. 974–75). Counsel has been informed that Ng’s roommate tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today and that approximately half of the inmates from their unit tested positive for the virus over the past two weeks. Although Mr. Ng recently tested negative for COVID-19, the virus is running rampant throughout his unit and facility. It could be just a short matter of time before Mr. Ng gets infected with COVID-19 (if he has not already since he last received a test) and becomes seriously ill or dies from it. Mr. Ng fears for his life, and prays that Your Honor grants him compassionate release."

The UN has moved on and found other bribers, still entirely unreformed.

On April 6 Ng Lap Seng though counsel first asked to be release to home confinement, the gilded cage he remained in during and even after trial, with a masseuse behind closed doors and his own armed guards. In the alternative he asks for compassionate relief under the First Step Act, despite not having even exhausted administrative remedies, which has led to denial for poorer defendants who never bribed the UN.

 Then in a heavily redacted filing to Judge Vernon S. Broderick includes a deed in 240 East 47th Street, Dag Hammarskjold Tower and many sealed exhibits.

 Now on May 8, Judge Broderick has denied Ng's bid to shave 18 months off his sentence: " because (1) I find that Defendant has not exhausted his administrative remedies; and (2) I find that Defendant has not sufficiently established extraordinary and compelling circumstances justifying the reduction in his sentence and his release from custody, Defendant’s motion for compassionate release is DENIED.  at Ng’s sentencing I imposed a sentence— 48 months’ imprisonment—that represented a substantial variance from the applicable guideline range—235 to 293 months’ imprisonment—I do not find that the circumstances have changed, including due the current health crises due to COVID-19, so dramatically so as to warrant a sentence of time served Ng paid these bribes to Ashe and Lorenzo “for the purpose of obtaining official action for the benefit of NG and his company, as opportunities arose, by each of the Ambassadors, and for the purpose of having the Ambassadors influence, exert pressure on, and advise other UN officials and diplomats, including the UN Secretary-General, intending for those officials and diplomats to take official action, as opportunities arose, to advance the interests of Ng and his company." Today's UN is corrupt, more and more - we will have more on this.

  Inner City Press, which as it has covered UN corruption expanding under Antonio Guterres who to hide his own links to it banned the Press and refuses all of its questions, even about the UN spreading Coronavirus in South Sudan with a bus for national staff without any social distancing, will stay on the case.

   On November 8 Lorenzo was given a sentence of time served, which was twenty days in detention, by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Vernon S. Broderick.

  Four week ago Inner City Press reported that convicted and sentenced UN briber Francis Lorenzo has been spotted right back in UN world, at an event for the new Holy See / Papal envoy to the UN no less. And now on February 28, the US Attorney's Office has asked to hand money to Lorenzo, whose already back in the entirely UNreformed UN. The order, apparently to hand $197,153.10 to Lorenzo who took bags of cash and had El Salvador's unindicted then Ambassador now Guterres Gold Coin salesman Carlos Garcia help launder them. For what purpose? The US Attorney's foray into UN world as come to this? We'll have more on this.

   He was with a delegate from the Dominican Republic Mission to the UN, which Lorenzo and Ng used to pay bribes to UN officials and correspondents; he spoke with among others a staffer of Oman's mission. This is how corrupt the UN of Antonio Guterres is: the convicted UN briber is right back in the game (Guterres has his hand out), while the Press which exposed the corruption is banned by Guterres, Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming, now 579 days. These people are criminals. Watch this site.

 Now on January 3 Lorenzo's lawyer is telling Judge Broderick, whose December 30 order ostensibly freeing on bond Virgil Griffith for much less than bribing the UN has still not had any effect, that Lorenzo should be able to travel freely around the United States, and that AUSA Daniel Richenthal consents to that. Travel for what? Meanwhile the UN gets more and more corrupt, banning the Press now 549 days for asking about Ng and Lorenzo and Patrick Ho, and Virgil Griffith, as of the US Attorney's last (Jan 2) answer is still in custody. (They have not answered on January 3).

     Time served was what the US Attorney's Office of Geoffrey S. Berman essentially recommended, calling Lorenzo a model cooperating witness. This despite acknowledging that Lorenzo had to "re-plead" guilty when it emerged he had not disclosed his receipt of bribes.   Assistant US Attorney Douglas S. Zolkind at sentencing praised Lorenzo for example for always appearing in a three-piece suit.

    Judge Broderick before giving the time served sentence said there was a need for general deterence. But neither he nor Zolkind even mentioned an after arising UN bribery case, for which Patrick Ho of CEFC China Energy was convicted by SDNY Judge Loretta A. Preska.    

Judge Broderick did impose two years of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service.

    Afterward Inner City Press sought to ask Lorenzo a question but was told by his lawyer Brian H. Bieber that Lorenzo would not answer questions.

    So Inner City Press asked Bieber how Lorenzo would do his community service and when Lorenzo last saw and communicated with Carlos Garcia, the former El Salvador ambassador shown in the trial before Judge Broderick to have helped launder money for Lorenzo.

  Bieber said he would ask Lorenzo, and perhaps get back to Inner City Press, which has reported and will continue to report on these cases. This case is US v. Lorenzo, 15-cr-706 (Broderick).


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