Sunday, February 9, 2020

Honduras Presidential Brother Tony Asks SDNY For Minimum 40 Year Sentence

By Matthew Russell Lee, PatreonThread Video
Honduras - The Source - The Root - etc
SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 9 – During the trial that convicted Tony Hernandez, the brother of Honduras' president Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH), on all four counts of guns and narcotics trafficking and false statements, the drug ledgers of one Nery Orlando López Sanabria a/k/a Magdaleno were used by the SDNY prosecutors.
  Here is an Inner City Press tweeted photo of notebook mentioning "JOH," in Spanish. Inner City Press has repeated asked the United Nations, in New York and Geneva, for comment. Dead silence.
 Now on February 9, Tony Hernandez through his lawyer Omar Malone has filed his sentencing submission, in advance of his February 24 sentencing, asking that he get the minimum: 40 years. More on Patreon here, including comparables and the filing.
It states in part: "On February 24, 2019, the day that Mr. Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced to a minimum of 40 years imprisonment, he will be 41years old. Therefore, if the Court sentences Mr. Hernandez to the minimum term of imprisonment allowed by law, Mr. Hernandez will be 81 years old before he would be released from prison and immediately deported back to Honduras. Mr. Hernandez was born in the Honduran department of Lempira and is the youngest of four children born to the legal union of Juan Hernandez Villanueva (deceased) and Maria Elvira Alvarado Castillo (76 years old). Mr. Hernandez grew up and has spent his entire life in Honduras. Despite the mischaracterization of Mr. Hernandez as no more than an international drug trafficker, Mr. Hernandez has served his country as a member of the military, pursued and obtained a law degree and managed his family’s small hotel as well as a farm gifted to him by his deceased father. Mr. Hernandez’ childhood and formative years after turning twelve years old were spent in a military boarding school and later as a lieutenant in the military. Mr. Hernandez learned the value of hard work from his family and pursued and engaged in a variety of legitimate vocations including law, business, farming and other agricultural endeavors. Nearly every letter of support (to be filed separately) and/or conversation with family and personal friends of Mr. Hernandez describe him as someone who is “kind,” “gentle,” “generous” and “respectful”. These are people who have known Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 128 Filed 02/09/20 Page 11 of 15 12 Mr. Hernandez for decades in some instances and describe the idea of him being involved with drug trafficking and/or violence as “totally out of character” for the person they know and love. The overwhelming support Mr. Hernandez has from family, friends and supporters back home cannot be understated. Mr. Hernandez’ history and characteristics are reflective a man who was not a bigshot international drug trafficker. To the contrary, Mr. Hernandez had a home mortgage, car notes, over-drafts on his bank accounts at times and the kind of financial challenges faced by working-class people--not large-scale drug traffickers. Mr. Hernandez worked legitimate jobs and provided financial support for his family and children derived therefrom. Indeed, up until the time of his arrest, Mr. Hernandez’ children and those closest to him relied on him for financial support and now his absence has logically made life more difficult for all of them." Inner City Press will have more on this.
A week after the Tony Hernandez verdict, Magdaleno was murdered in a supposedly maximum security prison in Santa Barbara, Honduras.
  The video are very troubling [WARNING] including the guards letting the killers in, here.
  UNSG Antonio Guterres refused all Press questions about Honduras during the trial and in the nine days since the verdict. On October 29 Inner City Press has asked: "what are the comments and actions of Guterres on the video taped killing of Nery Orlando López a/k/a Magdaleno Meza Fúnez, whose notebooks were used to convict Presidential brother Tony Hernandez in the SDNY court this month? Now Reinero Valle has, as Madgaleno had before his assassination, asked to be moved out of that El Pozo prison due to threats to silence him as a witness, so far without response to his lawyer Nazario Luque? Again, immediately provide the report / read-out of Guterres' four person panel sent to Honduras, and complete read out of his meeting with JOH." Now as of November 2, as Guterres presumptively uses El Chapo's money via JOH to visit strongmen leaders in Turkey and Thailand then, uncontested, waste money at his real home in Lisbon, nothing. Total corrupt.
This while Guterres' UN, despite its protestations and misuse of the concept, enable fake news in Honduras.
   On October 27 a publication in Honduras said the UN office of human rights has said nothing. But nothing had been emailed out to its press list, and nothing could be found on its website in Geneva - it turns out news it doesn't want anyone or at least not the drug funded dictators it answers to see it, it puts on obscure sub-sites, see below.
At 9 am on October 28 Geneva time Inner City Press in writing asked UN "High Commissioner for Human Rights" Michelle Bachelet and her spokesman Rupert Colville this: "Hello, this is a Press request for OHCHR / Bachelet comment on the murder, on video, in Honduras of 'Magdeleno' whose drug trafficking notebook were used in recent SDNY conviction of Presidential brother Tony Hernandez, a trial Inner City Press covered every day. See video of killing here.
   Specifically, it appears that the guards open the doors to the killer, who somehow had a gun inside a maximum security prison. The decedent had asked to be moved.
    Inner City Press while reporting on all this while banned from any entry of the UN for over 48[6] days is asking your Office because of reports in Honduras that your Office somehow, somewhere spoke on this - if so, where, and why was Inner City Press not sent the information given that it covers this issue and has submitted dozens of questions on it to SG Guterres, USG Melissa Fleming and Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, with no answer at all despite UN's statement to Special Rapporteur David Kaye that Inner City Press' written questions were being and would be answered, here. And see here.    Since Inner City Press and I have been excluded from OHCHR events in the UN by this no due process ban, please also explain why Commissioner Bachelet has said and done nothing about the UN Press ban, despite it being raised to her from Day 1 of her Administration.  On deadline,  Matthew Russell Lee, Esq., Inner City Press Past (and future?) Office at UN: Room S-303, UN HQ, NY NY 10017."
   Four days nothing. So did Bachelet, who is rarely at work, speak? More on Patreon here.
  Inner City Press which covered the trial daily has asked the UN for the comment of SG Antonio Guterres who met with JOH in September 2019 and did not even mention corruption, much less drug trafficking.
 On October 26 after the murder and release of the video, Inner City Press went to (try to) pose the question to Guterres. The response? Video here. Three UN security vehicles, and even a publicly funded NYPD detective, "protecting" Guterres who already wastes untold public funds on security. Disgusting. A protest has been called for, and is needed - @InnerCityPress response here.  More on Patreon here.
  This is all the more the case given the spotting of "UN" vehicles carrying JOH's soldiers near Tegucigalpa here. Inner City Press has noted that the UN uses JOH's troops in Western Sahara.
  Nor has Guterres and his spokesman Stephane Dujarric responded to request they belatedly release the report produce the report of the panel Guterres sent to Honduras to in essence back up JOH: Marcie Mersky, Ana Catalina Soberanis, Mirna Cuenta and Javier Cabreja about which Inner City Press asked at the 8 Feb 2018 noon briefing before it was roughed up and banned from the UN, 480 days now. We'll have more on this.
Inner City Press on October 18 asked the defendant's lawyer Omar Malone about this client's post arrest statement, the admitted murders by the cooperating witnesses, and upcoming sentencing submission. Video and answers here.
 The trial began with a bang on October 2 with the charge that already life imprisoned El Chapo Guzman gave the defendant $1 million for this brother, the president. On October 7, cooperating witness and former mayor Alexander Ardon described the meeting, with both El Chapo Guzman and Tony Hernandez present and the cash in plastic bags, see thread and see below.
The trial was before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge P. Kevin Castel and Inner City Press was live tweeting it. See also Patreon here on the fast mention and shut-down of Nikki Haley's name.

    Here was the post arrest statement as initially put in to the jury, as uploaded to YouTube by Inner City Press, here. The case is US v. Diaz Morales, 15-cr-00379 (Castel).