By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 17 – Ruless Pierre is on trial for securities fraud and embezzlement.
On May 17, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Sidney H. Stein began an in-person jury trial in the case.
Inner City Press went to cover it, in-person since there is no listen-only call-in line as there was, for example, in the recent US v. Hild reverse mortgage fraud trial before Judge Ronnie Abrams.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Boone said Pierre defrauded his Haitian compatriots and devoted the money to expensive meals.
The witness worked for a hotel in Palisades, New York, embezzlement from which Pierre is charged.
The case is US v. Pierre, 19-cr-783 (Stein)
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