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Monday, Jun 12, 2017

Ex-NBA Player Sebastian Telfair Arrested in Brooklyn: Police

Ex-NBA Player Sebastian Telfair Arrested in Brooklyn: Police

Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was arrested in Brooklyn on gun possession-related charges, a senior law enforcement official tells NBC 4 New York.

Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Hezbollah Operatives Scouted Targets in NY, Panama: Feds

Hezbollah Operatives Scouted Targets in NY, Panama: Feds

Two men with ties to Hezbollah conducted “pre-operational surveillance” on possible targets for attack in New York, as well as U.S. and Israeli embassies in Panama, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

Ex-NYPD Psychologist Gets Prison in Shooting of Husband

Ex-NYPD Psychologist Gets Prison in Shooting of Husband

A former NYPD psychologist who told detectives she was knocked unconscious by an intruder on the night her husband was shot has been sentenced to three-and-a half years in prison.

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

Alleged Mob Group Indicted Over 10,000 Pounds of Chocolate

Alleged Mob Group Indicted Over 10,000 Pounds of Chocolate

More than 30 members and associates of a New York City-based Russian organized crime group are named in federal court papers charging them with racketeering, murder for hire and other crimes, including...

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Long Island Man Gets 60 Years in Prison in Child Porn Case

Long Island Man Gets 60 Years in Prison in Child Porn Case

A Long Island real estate investor convicted of producing child pornography has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Monday, Jun 5, 2017

NYC Doc Prescribed 2.2M Oxy Pills From Family Practice: Feds

NYC Doc Prescribed 2.2M Oxy Pills From Family Practice: Feds

An 81-year-old Manhattan doctor has been arrested on charges that he illegally dispensed thousands of opioid prescriptions. Martin Tesher has been charged in federal court in Brooklyn with writing more...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017

Charles Oakley Trial Date Is Set in Wake of MSG Arrest

Charles Oakley Trial Date Is Set in Wake of MSG Arrest

Former Knicks player Charles Oakley has chosen to go to trial in August on charges he struck a security guard at Madison Square Garden.

Saturday, Jun 3, 2017

WTC Climber Nabbed Doing Handstands Atop Another High-Rise

WTC Climber Nabbed Doing Handstands Atop Another High-Rise

A young daredevil who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower in 2014 has been arrested on top of another Manhattan high-rise.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

Convicted Police Chief Released From Solitary: Sources

Convicted Police Chief Released From Solitary: Sources

James Burke, the disgraced Suffolk County police chief sentenced to prison after being convicted of orchestrating a department cover-up, was released from solitary confinement, where he was placed about...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

Judge Won't Toss Attempted Cop Murder Charges vs Rahimi

Judge Won't Toss Attempted Cop Murder Charges vs Rahimi

A judge has denied a request to dismiss attempted murder charges against the man accused of setting off bombs last year in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30 people.

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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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