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Friday, Aug 4, 2017

Convicted 'Pharma Bro' Has an Image Problem, Lawyer Concedes

Convicted 'Pharma Bro' Has an Image Problem, Lawyer Concedes

Martin Shkreli, the eccentric former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide "Pharma Bro" persona on social media, was convicted Friday on federal charges he deceived investors...

Friday, Aug 4, 2017

Martin Shkreli Convicted at Securities Fraud Trial

Martin Shkreli Convicted at Securities Fraud Trial

Martin Shkreli, the eccentric former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide "Pharma Bro" persona on social media, was convicted Friday on federal charges he deceived investors...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

$4 Million in Heroin Seized in Bronx Drug Mill Bust

$4 Million in Heroin Seized in Bronx Drug Mill Bust

Authorities arrested five people and seized $4 million worth of heroin in a Bronx heroin mill bust Wednesday.A task force made up of members of the DEA, the NYPD and New York State Police had been conducting...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

Man Nabbed in LI Burglary May Be Serial NYC Jogger Rapist

Man Nabbed in LI Burglary May Be Serial NYC Jogger Rapist

A man arrested in Nassau County for an alleged burglary has been linked by DNA to a 2013 rape on a running trail in Queens, and authorities say he could be responsible for nearly a half-dozen other sex crimes on...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

D.A. Staffer Steals $440K, Flaunts Spoils on Instagram: DOI

D.A. Staffer Steals $440K, Flaunts Spoils on Instagram: DOI

A former manager who helped oversee finances at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office is accused of stealing almost half a million dollars over a decade, of which the spoils were flaunted on...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

No Verdict After 4th Day of Deliberations in Shkreli Trial

No Verdict After 4th Day of Deliberations in Shkreli Trial

Jurors have failed to reach a verdict after the fourth day of deliberations in the securities fraud trial of former pharmaceutical company CEO Martin Shkreli.

Friday, Aug 4, 2017

Rap Legend Thought He Heard Gay Slur Before Stabbing: Source

Rap Legend Thought He Heard Gay Slur Before Stabbing: Source

Nathaniel Glover, aka The Kidd Creole of the pioneering rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, told prosecutors he stabbed a homeless man because he thought the man might rob him after hitting on him....

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

'80s Rap Pioneer Charged in Deadly Stabbing of Homeless Man

'80s Rap Pioneer Charged in Deadly Stabbing of Homeless Man

Nathaniel Glover, aka The Kidd Creole of the pioneering rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, has been charged in the deadly stabbing of a homeless man in Midtown, law enforcement sources tell News 4...

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017

NYC Employee Downloaded Child Porn at Work: Feds

NYC Employee Downloaded Child Porn at Work: Feds

A 28-year-old IT worker employed by the city was arrested by federal prosecutors Wednesday after authorities say he used his computer at work to download child pornography, the second time he's accused of...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

Karina Vetrano's Family Reflects 1 Year After Her Killing

Karina Vetrano's Family Reflects 1 Year After Her Killing

The family of Karina Vetrano gathered for a memorial walk Wednesday evening a year after she was killed while going for a run in her Queens neighborhood of Howard Beach.

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Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida after crashing into a fountain at a traffic circle and flipping his car.

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

A group of expert hackers that attacked governments and corporations around the globe has been busted after its ringleader — one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals — turned against...

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

News 4's I-Team has obtained a videotape in which Lamont Pride confesses to firing the bullet that struck NYPD Officer Peter Figoski point-blank in the face. His attorney declined to comment.

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused cop killer Lamont Pride told detectives the day after the shooting of Officer Peter Figoski that he was sorry for what happened and that he didn't want to kill a cop, according to police documents.

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

NBC New York's Jonathan Dienst has exclusively obtained a partial transcript of the confession that police say Levi Aron gave authorities during questioning for allegedly killing an 8-year-old boy.

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Mob Busts
Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

A mobster-turned-FBI-informant who is believed to have carried out a killing while helping the FBI track Mafiosos from Boston to Philadelphia was found dead in a New Jersey hotel last month.

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

A well-groomed New York City mobster has avoided getting the death penalty for ordering a gangland hit.

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Federal prosecutors say they've broken up a mob-run ring that recruited women from Russia and other Eastern European countries to dance at Long Island and Queens strip clubs.

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

DEA and FBI agents arrested four members of the Bonanno organized crime family early Friday for alleged crimes that include racketeering, gambling and drug sales. The father of a "Mob Wives" reality show...

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

Epic bust marks "largest single day operation" against organized crime.

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