U.S. Anxiously Awaiting The Arrival of Eduardo Li

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Photoshopped image of Li in the MDC cell block, where he will be held until trial. Image by Andres Badilla, DiarioExtra.com
Photoshopped image of Li in the cell block of the MDC Brooklyn, where he will be held until trial. Image by Andres Badilla, DiarioExtra.com

 

BROOKLYN, NY (The Vatican Enquirer) – U.S. authorities are anxiously waiting the arrival of Costa Rican Eudaro Li in Brooklyn, New York, to have their day in a preliminary hearing.

In fact, it has already defined where the Tico will touch g ground.

According to New York prosecutor, Darren LaVerne, upon his arrival Li will be transferred to the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Brooklyn.

The MDC Brooklyn is located in front of the Upper Bay, which divides New York and New Jersey, resting place of the famous Statue of Liberty, an icon of America.

New Jersey has one of the largest Costa Rican population in the United States, with Trenton, Bound Brook and Elizabeth very close to MDC, allowing Li to order in typical Costa Rican food and get visits from other Costa Ricans.

The plan, according to LaVerne, is for the Costa Rican to spend a couple of nights in jail before appearing before trial judge, Raymond Dearie, who will handle the preliminary arraignment and raise the possibility of bail.

Because of the seriousness of the case and Li’s participation in these illegal goings on at the FIFA, he was declared as second defendant in the criminal action filed this week by the attorney general of the United States, Loretta Lynch.

Among the charges against him include conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering, both at the  Uncaf and Concacaf, facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

The Vatican Enquirer tried to contact the Cost Rican consulate in New York and Embassy in Washington to know more about the preparation plans for Li’s arrival and any assistance they will be providing the Costa Rican, but our calls went unanswered.

The MDC was in the eye of the hurricane a few years ago, after being criticized for the alleged torture of prisoners, prisoners not allowed to call their families or have access to their lawyers for long periods of time. And allegations of keeping prisoners in their cells up to 23 hours a day to keep staffing costs down.