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Friday, Dec 15, 2017

NY Atty Arrested on Federal Extortion, Kidnapping Charges

NY Atty Arrested on Federal Extortion, Kidnapping Charges

A controversial Staten Island attorney and three others were arrested early Friday by the FBI on federal kidnapping, fraud and extortion charges, law enforcement officials say.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Exclusive: NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

Exclusive:  NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

The four officers who were attacked in Queens last October speak exclusively to News 4's Jonathan Dienst.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017

NY Woman Used Bitcoin in Attempt to Send Money to ISIS: Feds

NY Woman Used Bitcoin in Attempt to Send Money to ISIS: Feds

A Long Island woman has been charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars to send to Islamic State fighters in Syria using Bitcoin, federal prosecutors say.

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Port Authority Explosion: Who Is Akayed Ullah?

Port Authority Explosion: Who Is Akayed Ullah?

The suspect in the explosion near Port Authority terminal in midtown Manhattan is a 27-year-old Bangladeshi electrician and ex-cabbie living in Brooklyn who was apparently inspired by ISIS-style Christmas...

Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Actress' Lawyer 'Deeply Concerned' Over NYC Weinstein Case

Actress' Lawyer 'Deeply Concerned' Over NYC Weinstein Case

The lawyer for an actress who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape said Friday that she is frustrated prosecutors have not yet brought criminal charges.

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

Spitzer Blackmailer Wants to Talk About His Fetishes

Spitzer Blackmailer Wants to Talk About His Fetishes

A Russian woman who was accused of blackmailing disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is seeking to lift a court-mandated gag order so she can talk about what she says are Spitzer's fetishes.

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

Ex-Guards Charged With Beating Prison Inmate, Covering It Up

Ex-Guards Charged With Beating Prison Inmate, Covering It Up

Two former correction officers have been convicted of beating a New York state prison inmate so severely he was hospitalized for two weeks and then covering up the attack.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Family Sobs Watching Confession in Killed NYC Jogger Case

Family Sobs Watching Confession in Killed NYC Jogger Case

The family of a woman found dead after she vanished while jogging watched in tears as lawyers played a taped confession of the man accused of killing her.

Monday, Nov 20, 2017

NYC White-Collar Drug Ring Moved 6M Fentanyl Doses: DA

NYC White-Collar Drug Ring Moved 6M Fentanyl Doses: DA

Members of a Bronx-based drug ring distributed millions of doses of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine throughout New York City and delivered on demand to buyers in the advertising and real estate industries,...

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