Want to Attend the Allison Mack Sentencing Hearing? Here’s What You Need to Do

John Marzulli, Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, sent this info in a series of emails to members of the media regarding the Allison Mack sentencing hearing:

ORDER: Defendant Allison Mack’s sentencing hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein Ceremonial Courtroom, 225 Cadman Plaza E. The court expects limited seating to be available in the courtroom for members of the public.

If necessary, overflow seating with a livestream of the proceedings will be available. All attendees, including counsel for the parties, media representatives, and members of the public, are advised that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for entrance to the Ceremonial Courtroom. All attendees will be required to provide the court with their name and contact information for contact tracing purposes. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 6/23/2021.

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The late Judge Weinstein in front of the courtroom renamed in his honor. He’s described by some as a legal maverick who was “a firm believer in the rehabilitation of convicted criminals.” (Photo by David Handschuh/NYLJ)


Allison Mack’s sentencing hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein Ceremonial Courtroom on the second floor of the federal courthouse in Brooklyn.

All attendees, including counsel for the parties, media and members of the public are advised that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for entrance to the Ceremonial Courtroom.

All attendees will be required to provide the court with their name and contact information for contact tracing purposes.

Seating for the public and the media in the Ceremonial Courtroom is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

An EDNY ceremonial courtroom. Its large size better allows for social distancing.

Courtrooms 2E and 2F will serve as overflow courtrooms to watch the proceeding in real-time. I believe some space will be reserved for the media in the Ceremonial Courtroom, but I don’t know how many seats at the present time. Will update.

A temporary press room will be available for the media where they can bring their electronics. If you still have your Ranieri [sic] court pass from the Keith Ranieri [sic] trial, you can use it on Wednesday to bring in your phone/laptop to the temporary press room.

If you don’t have a Ranieri [sic] trial pass and want to obtain one for Mack’s sentencing, an application is available on the Court website with instructions.


I am awaiting guidance as to whether face masks and social distancing will be required in all three courtrooms and will update you all.


  • Two rows in the middle section of the gallery of the Ceremonial Courtroom have been reserved for the press. An estimated 10 to 12 members of the media will be seated in those two rows on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • In addition to the proof of vaccination for the Ceremonial Courtroom, face masks must be worn in both the Ceremonial Courtroom and the overflow courtrooms (Courtroom 2E North and 2F North). Everyone in the overflow courtrooms must also socially distance.
  • Electronic equipment in the courtrooms is prohibited.
  • Room 302 North has been assigned as the media room for the proceeding and you will need a Court-issued media pass in order to bring your electronics to that room. You will NOT be able to hear the proceeding in the media room.

HERE’S THE INFORMATION FOR OBTAINING A PASS TO USE THE MEDIA ROOM. Do not send the application to me, you have to bring it to the clerk’s office at the courthouse. https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/press-forms

  • Mack’s sentencing is in-person – there is no remote access.

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  • Re Affordable Accommodations for travelers to Allison’s Sentencing in NYC:

    A certain Chicagoan (Shadow)will be staying at the World famous Manhattan Bowery Lodge.


    The Barry Lodge features multiple bunkbed rooms, VIP shared bathrooms, and a soda machine on the first floor.

    Claviger swears by the place and it’s where Bangkok’s mom brings all her regular Johns! 😉

    Don’t be snob bunk with Shadow!

  • The best sentencing I ever saw.

    After an extraordinary, two-hour-long denial of guilt, retired Judge Thomas Maloney was sentenced Thursday to 15 years and 9 months in prison and fined $200,000 for the unprecedented fixing of three murder trials in the 1980s.

    The sentence is the longest imposed among 18 Circuit Court judges who have been convicted in Cook County in the last decade. At Maloney’s age of 69, it effectively amounts to a life sentence, his lawyers said.

    Maloney hugged several relatives goodbye and was taken into custody after U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber imposed a 6-year prison term on former attorney Robert McGee, Maloney’s bagman in two of the murder fixes.

    He bitterly questioned the integrity of the prosecutors and even took after WMAQ anchorwoman Carol Marin in an odd attack on her as a stooge of the U.S. attorney’s office.

    He left his most acid comments for the government’s main witnesses, calling corrupt attorney William Swano “a conniving slime rat” and Robert Cooley, a longtime crooked lawyer-turned-government mole, “a corrupt, inept slob.”


    Maloney called reporter Carol Marin “The Bag Lady of Television.

  • What’s the protocol for Convict Mack? Does she just hop a flight from LA and show up at the courthouse tomorrow? Transported by a Federal Marshal? Spend the night at MDC?

    Facing possibly 17 years or more in prison, what’s to prevent her changing her mind at LAX and hopping a flight to Mexico?

    • A guilty plea is a conviction, albeit a voluntary type of a “conviction.” One can read up on these details at websites such as Cornell Law, etc. Cornell’s law language is expository and clear to decipher, especially easy to follow for anyone inexperienced who is wanting practical, legal, real-talk info.

      Anyhow and therefore, Mack has been under a federally maintained and a network-like custodial set of arrangements, ever since her (arrest and) her guilty plea. Coast to coast and she was even escorted into the Ca. Drivers’ Licence bureau to renew her license once, and no doubt she wore her ankle monitor to do this, even with an escort accompanying her.

      So she will be escorted to court, she and her extra-large sized cankle monitor. She has zero latitude to maneuver anymore or anywhere independently.

      Eyes are looking into a distance now while considering what awaits Mack on Wednesday, tomorrow – and yikes! Eleven in the morning the cabaret begins the beguine.

      Since Mack was unheard of to me at all prior to her notoriety due to Nxivm/DOS, she has never been a star at all, nor do I find her either beautiful or even sexy.

      Just some tv actress from tv which I never watch, Mack could only pass as the girl next door IF
      the girl next door
      is a 40 yr old pimp for a manwhore
      with no babies and no loverman
      tough as nails
      arrogant, jealous and ughly
      keep a wide river between
      anyone like her
      and anybody who you love.

  • “This sentencing will take place in the Ceremonial Courtroom,” where fountains, jugglers, and Peacocks have been installed.

  • I can see it years from now.
    Allison is catering a party.
    She’s run out of matches to light the candles on the cake.
    Here is a handy cauterizing pen to do the trick..

    The party is saved!

  • United States District Court
    Eastern District of New York
    Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    Courtroom 4D S
    11:00 AM
    Criminal Cause for Sentencing
    Deft. 2 – ALLISON MACK
    On Bond
    In-person proceeding
    Note: This sentencing will take place in the Ceremonial Courtroom.

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