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New York News: Brooklyn, Anthony Pandrella, Gambino Crime Family Associate Charged in Murder and Robbery of Brooklyn Man

Defendant Allegedly Shot the Victim in the Back of the Head, Then Disposed of Evidence Brooklyn, N.Y. – An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Anthony Pandrella, an alleged longtime associate of the Gambino organized crime family, with the Hobbs Act robbery and murder of 78-year-old Vincent Zito. The indictment was returned … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Anthony Pandrella, Gambino Crime Family Associate Charged in Murder and Robbery of Brooklyn Man

New York News: Brooklyn, Stella Boyadjian, Leader of Queens-Based Non-Profit Organization Pleads Guilty for Her Role in Visa Fraud Scheme

Defendant Provided Armenian Nationals with Fake Dance Certificates and Staged Photos to Qualify for P-3 Visa Program for Entertainers Brooklyn, N.Y. – Earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, Stella Boyadjian, the operator of a non-profit organization called Big Apple Music Awards Foundation Inc. (BAMA), based in Rego Park, New York, pleaded guilty to conspiracy … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Stella Boyadjian, Leader of Queens-Based Non-Profit Organization Pleads Guilty for Her Role in Visa Fraud Scheme

NEW YORK | Knicks beat Spurs to end 18-game home losing streak

NEW YORK (AP) — This Broadway smash even made news on Hollywood’s big night. Hey, when the Knicks win a home game, Spike Lee needs to know. Even if he’s across the country at the Academy Awards, busy getting his own big victory. So when the Knicks snapped their franchise-record losing streak at Madison Square … Continue reading NEW YORK | Knicks beat Spurs to end 18-game home losing streak

New York News: ERIC WILLOR, Brooklyn Park Tax Preparer Known As “Papa Eric” Charged With Tax Fraud

Brooklyn, New York – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging ERIC WILLOR, 69, with 15 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return. WILLOR will make his initial appearance in United States District Court at a later date. According to the indictment, WILLOR, also known … Continue reading New York News: ERIC WILLOR, Brooklyn Park Tax Preparer Known As “Papa Eric” Charged With Tax Fraud

New York News: BROOKLYN, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Convicted of Running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases, including “El Chapo” and “El Rapido,” was convicted today by a federal jury in Brooklyn of being a principal leader of a continuing criminal enterprise – the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel – a charge that includes 26 drug-related violations … Continue reading New York News: BROOKLYN, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Convicted of Running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges

New York News: Brooklyn, John Santos, Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 121 Months’ For Conspiring to Distribute Heroin, Cocaine and Marijuana Across New York City

Brooklyn, New York – Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, John Santos was sentenced by United States District Judge Frederic Block to 121 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by five years’ supervised release, following his December 2017 guilty plea to participating in a conspiracy to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, John Santos, Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 121 Months’ For Conspiring to Distribute Heroin, Cocaine and Marijuana Across New York City

New York News: Brooklyn, Six Defendants Arrested for Distributing Heroin in the East New York Section of Brooklyn and Elsewhere

Defendants Boasted About the Quality of Their Heroin, Using Luxury Vehicles as Codes for the Drugs Brooklyn, N.Y. – Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging five defendants for their participation in a heroin distribution ring operating in the East New York section of Brooklyn and elsewhere. A sixth defendant … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Six Defendants Arrested for Distributing Heroin in the East New York Section of Brooklyn and Elsewhere

MVI Systems Launches Successful Pilot in Top NY & NJ Real Estate Properties

  BROOKLYN, N.Y./ Dec. 18, 2018 (STL.News) MVI Systems, developers of the leading facial recognition, AI-powered, automatic smart video door system, has successfully launched its KeyCom® and myKey™ suite of products for multifamily residential buildings across New York and New Jersey. An innovative newcomer in the Smart Video Door space has successfully completed several pilot … Continue reading MVI Systems Launches Successful Pilot in Top NY & NJ Real Estate Properties

New York News: Brooklyn, Raul Granados-Rendon, Member of Mexican Sex Trafficking Ring Sentenced in Brooklyn Federal Court to Eight Years’ Imprisonment

Defendant Lured Women to the United States with False Promises of a Better Life Then Forced Them into Prostitution Brooklyn, New York – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Raul Granados-Rendon, a member of the Granados family sex trafficking ring based in Tenancingo, Tlaxcala, Mexico, was sentenced by United States District Judge Kiyo A. … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Raul Granados-Rendon, Member of Mexican Sex Trafficking Ring Sentenced in Brooklyn Federal Court to Eight Years’ Imprisonment

Obviously, I’m very blessed’: Nets’ LeVert discusses injury

Brooklyn forward Caris LeVert felt the pain in his right foot, and thought it was just a sprain. That is, until he looked down. A week removed from dislocating his right foot — a grotesque injury that looked so much worse than what it actually was — LeVert spoke out Monday about what happened and … Continue reading Obviously, I’m very blessed’: Nets’ LeVert discusses injury

New York News: Brooklyn, Two Alleged Associates of Gambino Organized Crime Family Indicted for Arson and Extortion

Defendants Charged with Setting Fire to Victim’s Car to Induce Protection Payment Brooklyn, N.Y. – An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Peter Tuccio and Jonathan Gurino with arson and arson conspiracy, extortion and extortion conspiracy and using fire to commit a felony. The defendants were arrested today and are scheduled … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Two Alleged Associates of Gambino Organized Crime Family Indicted for Arson and Extortion

New York City Rents Rise in October, Defying Typical Autumn Chill

  NEW YORK/ Nov. 15, 2018 (STL.News) The New York City rental market stayed hot in October, resisting the fall season’s typical cooldown, according to the October 2018 StreetEasy Market Reportsi. The StreetEasy Rent Indexii increased at its fastest annual pace since 2016 in Manhattan and Brooklyn — up 2.1 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively. … Continue reading New York City Rents Rise in October, Defying Typical Autumn Chill

New York News: Brooklyn Man, Mark Krivoi Convicted of Kidnapping and Extortion Conspiracy

Defendant Assaulted and Threatened Teen Entrepreneur for Operating a Competing Business Brooklyn, N.Y. – Following six days of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn today returned a guilty verdict against Mark Krivoi on all four counts of an indictment charging him with kidnapping, kidnapping conspiracy, extortion and extortion conspiracy in connection with the violent assault … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn Man, Mark Krivoi Convicted of Kidnapping and Extortion Conspiracy

New York News: Brooklyn, Lorindo Powell, Defendant Sentenced to 51 Months’ Imprisonment for Defrauding Elderly Victims in Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams

Brooklyn Victim Left Homeless After She was Induced by Defendant to Stop Making Mortgage Payments and Give the Money to the Defendant Instead Brooklyn, N.Y. – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Lorindo Powell was sentenced by United States District Judge Margo K. Brodie to 51 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay $770,632.50 in … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Lorindo Powell, Defendant Sentenced to 51 Months’ Imprisonment for Defrauding Elderly Victims in Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams

New York News: Brooklyn, Larry Pagett, Leader of Brooklyn Street Gang, Eight Trey Crips, Convicted of Murder In-Aid-Of Racketeering

Defendant Gunned Down Gang Rival in a Crowded Nightclub Brooklyn, N.Y. – Following eight days of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn today convicted Larry Pagett, a leader of the Eight Trey Crips street gang, of murder in-aid-of racketeering. Pagett faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison when he is sentenced by United States … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Larry Pagett, Leader of Brooklyn Street Gang, Eight Trey Crips, Convicted of Murder In-Aid-Of Racketeering

CFTC News: Federal Court Orders Trading Firm and CEO to Pay More than $2.5 Million for Fraudulent Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

Washington, DC – A New York federal court has ordered New York corporation Gelfman Blueprint, Inc. (GBI) and its Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Gelfman of Brooklyn, New York, to pay in total over $2.5 million in civil monetary penalties and restitution in what was the first anti-fraud enforcement action involving Bitcoin filed by the Commodity … Continue reading CFTC News: Federal Court Orders Trading Firm and CEO to Pay More than $2.5 Million for Fraudulent Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

NEW YORK | Financially hard-up women get help in pursuing MeToo cases

NEW YORK — A dollar store cashier from Brooklyn. Five fire department paramedics in Chicago. An aspiring singer shunned by Nashville’s country music establishment. Thanks to a $22 million legal fund, they’ve now teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pursue #MeToo-style sex harassment cases that they otherwise couldn’t have afforded. In its early phases, the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Financially hard-up women get help in pursuing MeToo cases

New York News: Colombian Veterinarian, Andres Lopez Elorez Pleads Guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court to Heroin Importation Conspiracy

Defendant was a Member of Conspiracy that Used Puppies to Secretly Transport Narcotics Brooklyn, N.Y. – Andres Lopez Elorez pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy in federal court in Brooklyn to conspiring to import heroin into the United States. Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of … Continue reading New York News: Colombian Veterinarian, Andres Lopez Elorez Pleads Guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court to Heroin Importation Conspiracy

New York News: Owner of Queens Pharmacies, Aleah Mohammed Charged in Scheme to Defraud Medicare and Medicaid

Defendant’s Pharmacies Received Reimbursements for Prescription Drugs Not Prescribed or Dispensed Queens, New York – Aleah Mohammed, the owner of four pharmacies in Queens, New York, will be arraigned today in federal court in Brooklyn on an indictment charging her with submitting millions of dollars in claims as part of a scheme to defraud Medicare … Continue reading New York News: Owner of Queens Pharmacies, Aleah Mohammed Charged in Scheme to Defraud Medicare and Medicaid

The Trust for Public Land and Governor Cuomo Open First ‘Vital Brooklyn’ Student-Designed Playground as Part of $1.4B Investment to Improve Central Brooklyn

NEW YORK/ SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 (STL.News) Governor Andrew Cuomo, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, has announced the opening of a new student-designed community playground on the Winthrop School campus in Brooklyn. More than 30,000 East Flatbush residents live within a 10-minute walk of the new playground, which features new play equipment, a … Continue reading The Trust for Public Land and Governor Cuomo Open First ‘Vital Brooklyn’ Student-Designed Playground as Part of $1.4B Investment to Improve Central Brooklyn

New York News: Brooklyn, Alfredo Rodriguez, Defendant Charged With Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute Imitation Designer Drug

N-Ethylpentylone Mailed from China to Residence in Queens, New York Brooklyn, N.Y. – Alfredo Rodriguez was arraigned this morning before United States Magistrate Judge Vera M. Scanlon at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on a two-count indictment charging him with conspiring to distribute, and with attempting to possess with the intent to distribute, N-ethylpentylone, a … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Alfredo Rodriguez, Defendant Charged With Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute Imitation Designer Drug

BROOKLYN, Iowa | Suspect in Iowa woman’s slaying was a hardworking farmhand

BROOKLYN, Iowa — For years, his employer said the young man from Mexico presented himself as a legal U.S. resident and reliable worker at a family dairy farm in small town Iowa. But now Cristhian Bahena Rivera is accused of illegally living and working in the U.S. on fraudulent documents and of being a predator … Continue reading BROOKLYN, Iowa | Suspect in Iowa woman’s slaying was a hardworking farmhand

NEW YORK | Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks

NEW YORK— Jon Stewart has helped make a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about “two very baaaaad boys” along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn’t clear where the goats came from. Police arrived on the scene, tranquilized the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks

NEW YORK | Jon Stewart comes to aid of goats found on subway tracks

NEW YORK — Jon Stewart has made a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about “two very baaaaad boys” along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn’t clear where the goats came from. Police arrived on the scene, tranquilized the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Jon Stewart comes to aid of goats found on subway tracks

BROOKLYN, Mich. | Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. “That was definitely way up there on the bucket list,” Harvick said. Harvick broke a tie atop NASCAR’s Big 3 by easily … Continue reading BROOKLYN, Mich. | Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year

BROOKLYN, Mich | NASCAR’s Big 3 running strong entering Michigan race

BROOKLYN, Mich— NASCAR’s Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 16 of 22 races and haven’t allowed the field to win consecutive races with points at stake this year. Of the other 56 drivers who have started a race, only Clint Bowyer has … Continue reading BROOKLYN, Mich | NASCAR’s Big 3 running strong entering Michigan race

BROOKLYN, Mich. | Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not expected to be available for interviews as NASCAR prepares to run its first race, at Michigan International Speedway, since chairman Brian France … Continue reading BROOKLYN, Mich. | Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

NEW YORK | Are esports sports? Overwatch players sure act the part

NEW YORK — Seung-Tae Choi doesn’t look the part of a traditional athlete, not with his shaggy hair, smallish build and an expression that says ready to nap rather than game on. During all the hours he spends playing video games, though, the 21-year-old from South Korea certainly acts it. “We’re not here to have … Continue reading NEW YORK | Are esports sports? Overwatch players sure act the part

NEW YORK | Liquor heiress charged with aiding group called a ‘sex cult’

NEW YORK — An heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was arrested Tuesday in connection with her work with an upstate New York self-improvement organization accused of branding some of its female followers and forcing them into unwanted sex. Clare Bronfman, a daughter of the late billionaire philanthropist and former Seagram chairman Edgar Bronfman Sr., … Continue reading NEW YORK | Liquor heiress charged with aiding group called a ‘sex cult’

New York News: Brooklyn, Owner of Queens Construction Company, Rafal Ziolkowski Indicted for Tax Evasion

Defendant Allegedly Failed to Pay Approximately $650,000 in Federal Taxes Brooklyn, N.Y. –  An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Rafal Ziolkowski, the owner of Oliwa Construction, Inc., in Queens, with seven counts of willfully failing to collect and pay taxes, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Owner of Queens Construction Company, Rafal Ziolkowski Indicted for Tax Evasion