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"36 street station in Brooklyn is also a very busy hub within the borough Brooklyn So again what do we know Patricia about the devices It's been reported that they were undetonated devices found on the train the FDNY reported that and that the suspect was wearing a gas mask Now it seems to me you could easily mistake any number of masks for a gas mask although obviously if it were a gas mask that would be pretty ominous Yeah that does have the I mean it's chilling to hear these details as well as possible determination of this person was acting alone and got away I understand from talking to FBI New York there now in part of the engaged in the investigation the ATF is involved the NYPD is involved I mean there's a joint terrorism task force So they're now been they're now on the scene investigating So again it's interesting Patricia would be interested to see how this plays out in terms of who really leads the investigation here It sounds like it's going to be NYPD or potentially federal agencies We've had incidents in the past if you remember there was a 2017 subway bombing a gentleman tried to detonate a pipe vest that was strapped to his chest and a suicide foiled suicide attempt It did go off but he didn't explode the way he expected it to Hundreds of people it was in the port authority Times Square subway station tunnel which is a very long tunnel So when that happened the NYPD worked with the FBI it eventually became a federal case So right now typically what happens in incidents like these if it is a terrorist attack the FBI will join with the NYPD and like I said there's a joint terrorist task force and then it will become a federal prosecution depending on what they find out We are looking at images of the scene right now and we can see that New York police department S.W.A.T. team is fully assembled completely covered in body armor and carrying long guns as well as other equipment So it's not clear whether they're going down back into the subway or whether they've just come out of the subway but certainly the New York police department and the FDI are there in full force right now We haven't heard of any other incidents throughout the city Have we Patricia No I mean aside from there have been other incidents of attacks on the subway I mean it's kind of the place where if you want to catch a lot of people unawares I mean if you think about what it's like to be in a New York City subway during rush hour with all the thousands of people if you're looking for us a target that would be a good place if you were a terrorist I mean it's unclear yet what the motivation of this person is and what was going on But there have been other incidents including back in 1994 I covered a gentleman who set off a firebomb in a four and 5 subway train and exploded with gasoline bomb and burned hundreds of people and it was just absolute chaos No one died mercifully but it has been the target of other prior attacks Patricia what do we know in terms of maybe getting a press conference at briefing from either the NYPD or FDNY or some other agency Is that something that you're hearing any chatter about Not yet it seems like it's such a fluid situation right now that there's still trying to sort out and as you just described If the S.W.A.T. team is on site they're possibly looking for someone And if they believe he might be still in the tunnels or in the train somehow in the system then they have to probably deal with that first before they answer questions about the injuries We're still waiting to hear any more information from the NYPD or the FBI They're just as you're just confirming that they're on the scene and that the investigation is continuing but they haven't issued any social statements yet Or when they're going to give a briefing All right very good Patricia Todd thank you very much Patricia hurtado Bloomberg news She covers the federal courthouses as Manhattan Brooklyn so she's very familiar with that part of New York City Let's get the latest on this and other.
"patricia hurtado bloomberg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is Bloomberg law with June grotto from Bloomberg radio Performers socialite Ghislaine Maxwell the moment of reckoning is at hand This week in Manhattan federal court jury selection began for her trial on trafficking underage girls for sexual abuse by her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein The 59 year old faces 6 felony charges all four alleged victims are expected to testify If convicted of the most serious crimes Maxwell could face as long as 40 years in prison Joining me is Bloomberg legal reporter Patricia her ta who's covering the trial Patti for those who don't know tell us who Ghislaine Maxwell is Glen Maxwell is a British socialite Oxford educated born in Paris daughter of former British publishing baron sir Robert Maxwell She is his youngest child And she's allegedly with the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein And government argues that Maxwell conspired with Epstein in a fixed trafficking scheme accused of alluring underage girls to Epstein So he could sexually abuse them and also have a participating some of the abuse The defense she's been mounting all the lawyers all the motions is expensive How much money does she have now It's about 22 million and the government has previously alleged that she got 20 million was transferred from accounts tied to Epstein to her accounts Offshore accounts And so the government says that she's got at least $20 million which is the reason why they said she had to the money and the ability to flee who she has a French passport And if she fled to France they don't extradite So she's been in custody since she was arrested in July of 2020 So looking at the prosecution's case what is the prosecution expected to present The government already promised they're going to have four they were underage women under the law that it was illegal for Epstein to have sex with them at the time he sexually abused them They're going to have these four underage women who are now older Some of the views went back as far as 1994 when one of the accusers was about 13 or 14 years old So they're going to call these victims who they say are victims Maxwell wanted to argue they're not victims and they should just be called accusers So the government is going to call these four people to testify including some of them may testify under students or nicknames because some of the testimony is incredibly embarrassing and it happened to them when they were younger What other witnesses are we likely to see They've also promised that they're going to call other witnesses who may have been present or known about the Epstein sex trafficking So it sounds like what the government wants to do is call additional victims although it's not clear yet Also there was a 2008 search by Palm Beach police and they went to Epstein's home and they seized evidence including photographs as well as a massage table There's apparently some sex toys Also interestingly there's been discussion of seizure somehow the government got a hold of what is called Epstein's little black book and it's an address book with names and telephone numbers but there's apparently also another book tied to Glen Maxwell It's some kind of address book And one of these books the government has says they have evidence that includes the names of the underaged young women as well as telephone numbers for their parents So I guess the idea is they were so young they didn't have cell phones at the time and their moms or dads at so there was contact information for their parents in these farm books And there's also listings about names under massages for these girls allegedly So the judge hasn't ruled on how much evidence the government's going to be allowed to show the jury of course the defense is arguing vociferously then strongly that some of this information is too prejudicial and can't be tied to Maxwell Are there emails or texts that are tied to her Yes they're apparently are also email exchanged between Epstein and Maxwell We know of at least one of them that came out as part of evidence and Virginia giuffre is Epstein Maxwell accuser who sued Maxwell for defamation And they settled the lawsuit but the documents tied to that later got unsealed and so one of them is an email that Epstein and Maxwell exchange that showed they were still in contact after he had his non prosecution deal with federal prosecutors in 2008 and basically Epstein is telling Maxwell to keep your chin up and don't act like a criminal So we definitely have seen some emails and the government has promised more evidence Coming up next are the Bloomberg launch show I'll continue this conversation with Patricia hurtado Bloomberg legal reporter what is Ghislaine Maxwell's defense and is she likely to take the stand Remember you can always get the latest legal news on our Bloomberg law podcast You can find them on Apple podcasts Spotify and at WWW dot Bloomberg dot com slash podcast slash law I'm Jim grosso and you're listening to Bloomberg The names that dread lines and 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"patricia hurtado bloomberg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of good works and social consciousness fund raising weren't enough to dissuade a federal judge from ordering former TPG Capital Executive Bill McGlashen to prison for three months for paying $50,000 to fix his son's college test scores. Joining me it's Patricia Hurtado. Bloomberg Legal reporter. Pet. Tell us about Bill McGlashen. Well, he's a hotshot investor used to work. The TPG is an executive. And he co founded what is called the Rise Fund, which was like socially conscious investing in all kinds of programs do gooder program and he co founded it with just scold eBay billionaire and social activist and rock star Bono. And he was well known in the financial world as doing good for fundraising, including getting very farmers in India help and get their milk to market in a better way, or Funding a program and Zambia to deliver medicine via drone. So it's the kind of socially conscious investing that he was well known for. So now he made a plea deal with the prosecution so that he wouldn't have to go to trial. Tell us what his eldest son wrote in a letter to the judge before his father's sentencing. His son, George Michael Ashen, who was a high school senior at the time, wrote heartfelt letter to the court. Basically talking about that his father had been swept up in what he called quote unquote parental insanity, And he said that if he watched his father get more and more stressed out about college working with singer And he became compulsive and started monitoring everything he did and talking to him about going to the right college is everything in life, and George said that he was not stressed out at all, which probably made his father even more. So, which any parent of any teenager flying to college probably sympathized with. But George says that this was totally unwarranted and his father just basically lost it, and they pressures of trying to get his eldest son into the right school. But prosecutors told the judge that McGlashen had fully embraced the fraud. And that he had led a double life. Yeah, and that was a really interesting thing because his friends all expressed shock that miss it even happened and he's been in snared and the prosecutor Justin McConnell said. You know, here he is doing work as a co founder of a social impact son who's devoting his life to addressing inequality through investments. And he quotes thought to bring a positive change by leveling the playing field. But privately, he said, when no one was looking, he did the exact opposite, using his wealth and privilege to quote slant that playing field in favor is his son. Gaming the system. What did the glass until the judge when he had a chance to address him? Was actually one of the marriage dramatic Allocution. I've heard from one of these parents, and it was interesting to hear from him because he actually adopted what the prosecutor said of his leading a dual life. He said that what he did was in terrible conflict for the way he actually lived his life. And he said, I'm ready to pay the price of going to prison and that this experience has affected him profoundly and humbled him. His heartfelt emotional contrition was really unusual for some of the parents, too. Basically saying very formulaic kind of statement. I'm sorry. This never happened. I mean, this was one of the most emotional statements I've heard from the parents. And judge the Faneuil Gordon said. You'll serve at least some time in jail to demonstrate that even the rich and famous cannot avoid the rule of law. But he also said he was dumbfounded in appalled by the parents crimes. The judge was actually pointing out. He still doesn't understand a scandal. Like what in the world that these parents thinking, he said. You're undoubtedly an intelligent, hard working businessman who devoted a significant amount of time and money and resource is to doing social good. And yet you're in front of me, and I'm gonna have to send Snoopy Issue displayed an incredible lack of integrity. The first actual trial in the college admission scandal will take place in September in Boston, where eight parents are going to go on trial. That seems like a lot of defendants, especially where their cases have to be dissimilar. In some ways. That's also been a huge bone of contention between the parents and the prosecutors because they've been doing this challenge. It's called a spoke in the hug theory. And basically what the government did here is they made a plea deal with Rick Singer, the mastermind of the case, and he gave up all the parents. The government argues that the parents are all co conspirators with each other like they're conspiring with Rick but also co conspirators of each other. Parents argue. I don't know who these other parents are. I only knew Brooke Singer. So how can I be co conspirator with someone I never met? So that's also going to be fiercely contested at the appellate level? I mean, imagine they're kind of prejudicial spill over that would be on one parent who maybe just get one phone call versus another parent that may have had more machinations, orm or alleged meetings with singer and more wiretaps. You've covered a lot of trials. I've covered a lot of trials. Have you ever seen a trial with eight defendants? I used to cover any good old days. Mafia trial. It would be like 15 defendants, but those they're really, really rare, and they are very unwieldy and under coded protocol. It kind of boggles the mind how you're going to fit eight people with their defense lawyers in a courtroom. It's gonna be a challenge. Thanks, Pet. That's Patricia Hurtado Bloomberg Legal reporter. Coming up next. Why? Derek Chauvet is facing another trial. I'm Joon Gu. Also when you're listening to.