Trash man who fatally struck tourist also drug-ring ‘enforcer,’ feds say

A former garbage-truck driver who landed solely a tremendous after fatally mowing down an Australian tourist close to Central Park in 2018 might find yourself doing six years behind bars — for his work as a drug-ring enforcer.

Ex-trash hauler-turned-narco henchman Felipe Chairez threatened to take a chainsaw to a New York man and rape his spouse on the course of Mexican drug-traffickers, prosecutors allege.

Chairez was arrested by the feds over the threats in July 2019 — a few yr after he struck and killed 23-year-old Australian tourist Madison Jane Lyden at West 67th Street and Central Park West in Manhattan. Lyden had ridden her bike into his site visitors lane to keep away from an Uber that swerved into her bike lane.

Chairez had downed two beers earlier than he obtained behind the wheel of his truck however was solely slapped with a $1,000 fine within the case after pleading responsible to 1 depend of working a motorcar whereas impaired by alcohol.

Madison Jane Lyden was killed after Felipe Chairez hit her with his sanitation truck.
Madison Jane Lyden was killed after Felipe Chairez hit her together with his sanitation truck.
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But the previous rubbish hauler is now dealing with some severe jail time within the drug case.

The US Probation Department requested that Chairez serve six years after he pleaded responsible to a drug-conspiracy cost in April. He is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

In a sentencing memo filed Thursday, prosecutors detailed the terrifying threats Chairez made to an unnamed man who was working as an informant in opposition to the unidentified drug group, which offered “distribution-weight narcotics” in New York.

Under the feds’ course, the informant organized to purchase 5 kilos of coke from the traffickers, which the authorities seized, in response to prosecutors.

The drug sellers held the informant accountable — and sicced Chairez on him to recoup the cash, in response to courtroom papers.

In July 2019, Chairez went to an auto physique store the place the informant labored and stayed there for hours, ready for him to point out up, prosecutors charged.

While he waited, Chairez advised the man’s coworkers he would deliver a chainsaw to the store and confirmed them images he had of the informant’s household and buddies.

He then known as the informant and threatened {that a} high-ranking member of the drug group would come to New York to gather the cash from him.

Prosecutors allege that Felipe Chairez threatened to take a chainsaw to a New York man and rape his wife at the direction of Mexican drug-traffickers.
Prosecutors allege that Felipe Chairez threatened to take a chainsaw to a New York man and rape his spouse on the course of Mexican drug traffickers.
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“You don’t want him to come,” he allegedly wrote.

Chairez also texted the man images of his household and threatened to sexually assault his spouse if he didn’t pay up.

“Your wife is looking good, man. I will let you know [how] the p—y was,” he wrote in one of many messages, in response to authorities.

“It’s on motherf–ker,” he added in one other, the feds charged.

Soon after, the man organized to offer Chairez $5,000 at a Bronx restaurant, and authorities arrested the previous trash hauler after the cash exchanged arms.

In their sentencing memo, prosecutors famous Chairez was nonetheless coping with the fallout from Lyden’s loss of life when he made the threats.

For fatally hitting Madison Jane Lyden in 2018, after drinking two beers before driving, Felipe Chairez was given only a $1000 as punishment.
For fatally hitting Madison Jane Lyden in 2018 — after consuming two beers earlier than driving it — Felipe Chairez was given solely a $1,000 tremendous as punishment.
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“Approximately nine months later, the defendant was working as a debt collector and enforcer for a [drug trafficking organization], threatening to bring a chainsaw to his victim’s place of work and rape his wife,” Assistant US Attorney Benjamin Schrier wrote within the sentencing memo.

“Less than a year before he started working for the DTO, the defendant had what should have been a course-correcting collision with the criminal justice system. And yet, after being prosecuted in connection with the death of another person, the defendant’s criminal conduct got even worse,” Schrier added.

Chairez’s lawyer, Alexei Schacht, advised The Post in a press release Friday, “My shopper deeply regrets his previous conduct that was attributable to his alcoholism.

Madison Jane Lyden's mangled bicycle is seen after Felipe Chairez fatally hit her with his garbage truck on August 10, 2018.
Madison Jane Lyden’s mangled bicycle is seen after Felipe Chairez fatally hit her together with his rubbish truck on August 10, 2018.
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“And he has been working full time since his arrest in this case to rehabilitate himself and to make amends for his conduct.” 

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