Nancy Salzman took the first plea deal and got the best deal. Lauren came a few weeks later. He deal was not as good.

Bangkok: Lesko will ensure prosecution sweetens plea deal offers for Nancy and Lauren

Lesko is not a Lieutenant. He’s more like a fucking General or a Field Marshall

By One Night in Bangkok

Hey Claviger,

Nice piece bro, but you’re doing your readers a disservice by being such a kiss-ass towards AUSA Moria Penza and Co. You have zero objectivity here. You act like a fanboy for the government. I expect more from a so-called Albany attorney.

Guess what?

AUSA Mark Lesko is FAR too senior of an attorney to serve underneath Penza while merely doing the extra ‘grunt work’ that’ll come with a superseding indictment.

Regardless of the fact that he’s not been designated to officially supervise Penza’s team, Lesko is FAR TOO SENIOR to merely help Penza’s team with the extra leg-work involved in having a new superseding indictment. Get a clue.

I have no doubt that Penza will remain as the ‘official’ head of the prosecution team (since I’m guessing that US Attorney Richard Donoghue doesn’t wish to embarrass his team by demoting her) but Lesko was likely brought in to stem the tide of Penza’s FUCK UPS and her LACK of negotiating success with the other side.

You can sense (from the defense motions) that the defense attorneys seem to FUCKING HATE Penza. The defense attorneys don’t seem to have even a working relationship with her.

It’s NOT normal to have ZERO people flipping in a case with so many defendants. This can only happen if the prosecution is offering SHITTY DEALS which don’t contain proper incentives for people to flip.

Penza is just too self righteous to offer Nancy and Lauren a set of properly incentivized “mamma/daughter” plea deals.

I suspect that Lesko will ensure that the prosecution sweetens its plea deal offers in the coming weeks/months, possibly leading to Lauren and Nancy agreeing to cooperate for the government.

Guess what, Claviger? … The announcement of any superseding indictments won’t prove SHIT about why Lesko was brought in. It also won’t vindicate your pathetic attempt to kiss Penza’s butt and deny her failures. It’ll only prove what everybody already KNEW, that a superseding indictment was IMMINENT all along.

You might as well predict that a rainstorm is coming soon to Seattle, then take credit for it after it happens. The superseding indictments are as imminent as a fucking rainstorm in Seattle.

You’re refusing to even ENTERTAIN the idea that Lesko was brought in to better strategize the trial for the prosecution. Lesko is not a Lieutenant. He’s more like a fucking General or a Field Marshall. It doesn’t matter what his ‘official’ job title is, he was likely brought in to collaborate with HIGH LEVEL STRATEGY and to stem the tide of Penza’s obvious FAILURES and FUCK UPS in this case.

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  • My narcissistic friend was also a FAN OF ALL CAPS to make certain his readers were aware of the UTTER CLUELESSNESS and general MORAL DECREPITUDE of those people who were the objects of his wrath.

  • Bangkok – What is your purpose? Resident Doom-monger? Constantly undermining Frank, Claviger and the prosecution team isn’t going to work on here. I believe that the prosecution has brought Lesko in because there will be a superceding indictment with new charges and more defendants. Perhaps there will be evidence against corrupt officials. Lesko would be the right guy to take them on. For a genius, Vanguard wasn’t too good at covering his tracks. It isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that murder plots could be uncovered.

  • With Lesko’s considerable background, it is likely this case has migrated from a NXIVM/Albany-focused case to national/international political/billionaire status. Otherwise, Lesko had bigger fish to fry. The whole “flipping” talk could be a diversion, as the Feds don’t need, or even want, anyone to flip, they can nail ALL of them with the evidence.

  • Dear Bangcock,
    Does it give you pleasure to undermine the successful work of AUSA Penza and Hajir?
    You are blinded by your obviously sexist attitude.

    I have seen very high profile cases prosecuted and defendant flipping has a timeline appropriate to each case. As the trial date nears and pressure and fear of conviction become imminent, you will see deals being made.

    Stop maligning these very competent attorneys and wait to watch it play out.

    Prosecutors will not hand out plea deals if they are NOT needed to convict this group of scum. Thanks to the dilligence of the Nxium/ESP criminal enterprise, prosecutors have a tremendous treasure chest of evidence. Through their meticulous record keeping they have convicted themselves as did the Nazis.

    Sit back take it in stride and watch the show! Enjoy!!

  • Plea deals are for cases where the government lacks enough evidence to secure convictions without the testimony of the accused.

    Is there a reason to assume the government lacks enough evidence to put everyone away?

  • EDNY at first saw that they had a lurid sex-trafficking case that NDNY somehow wouldn’t touch. They had enough victim testimony that it was a slam dunk. Two relatively junior female prosecutors seemed an adequate allocation of resources.

    Federal prosecutions emphasize flipping underlings against bosses. EDNY didn’t realize that NXIVM omerta is even stronger than the Mob.

    The fruits of the Clifton Park raids were likely richer than the Feds dreamed. Immigration, money importation and laundering, and massive tax evasion. And why did Raniere have a book on the history of torture in the “Library” anyway?

    It’s likely true that the original AUSAs haven’t flipped the expected parties (e.g., Russell). But I think EDNY has realized that NXIVM is a bigger case than they thought.

    Lesko seems to be the kind of person I’d pick to finish this. He doesn’t need to burnish his own reputation, it’s already stellar. He can let the original AUSAs be the leads, and just coach them from the background. He knows how to win immigration-servitude cases, and public corruption cases.

    It would not surprise me if Roger Kirsopp and several other Capitol Area law enforcement, judicial, and political figures announced their retirements really soon now…

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