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Sep 20, 2018

Ex-Cuomo Aide Sentenced to 6 Years in Fraud, Bribery Case

Ex-Cuomo Aide Sentenced to 6 Years in Fraud, Bribery Case

A former aide so close to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that he considered him like a brother was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for fraud and accepting bribes. The judge said she hopes the punishment...

Sep 19, 2018

Fed: Teacher Brags of Child Sex, Seeks Kid Porn on Facebook

Fed: Teacher Brags of Child Sex, Seeks Kid Porn on Facebook

A Brooklyn high school teacher allegedly used Facebook to solicit sexually explicit photos and videos from dozens of children as young as 10 years old, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New...

Sep 18, 2018

NJ AG Says Nurse, Cop Among Child Predators Snared in Sting

NJ AG Says Nurse, Cop Among Child Predators Snared in Sting

A police officer, a nurse and a firefighter were among two dozen men arrested for trying to meet with underage teens for sex following a sting operation, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said.

Sep 17, 2018

GOP Rep. Chris Collins Will Remain on the Ballot After Insider Trading Charges

GOP Rep. Chris Collins Will Remain on the Ballot After Insider Trading Charges

A legal representative for Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., says his client will remain on the ballot in the race for New York's 27th Congressional District despite his indictment for insider trading.

Sep 17, 2018

14th Suspect Arrested in NYC Bodega Machete Killing of Teen

14th Suspect Arrested in NYC Bodega Machete Killing of Teen

A 14th suspect was arrested Sunday in the caught-on-camera machete killing of a 15-year-old boy outside a bodega in the Bronx in June.

Sep 19, 2018

DA: Ex-Vice Cop, Wife Masterminded Huge Sex Ring; 49 Arrests

DA: Ex-Vice Cop, Wife Masterminded Huge Sex Ring; 49 Arrests

A retired Vice detective and his wife allegedly were the masterminds behind an elaborate prostitution and gambling ring that had brothels in three counties and led to the indictments of more than four dozen...

Sep 13, 2018

7 in NYPD Arrested in Gambling, Prostitution Ring: Sources

7 in NYPD Arrested in Gambling, Prostitution Ring: Sources

Seven members of the NYPD, including officers, detectives and sergeants, have been arrested for their involvement in a prostitution and gambling ring in Queens, law enforcement sources said.

Sep 12, 2018

14th Suspect Sought in Machete Killing of Bronx Teen

14th Suspect Sought in Machete Killing of Bronx Teen

The NYPD says they're now looking for a 14th suspect in the caught-on-camera machete killing of a 15-year-old boy outside a bodega in the Bronx in June.

Sep 12, 2018

Thousands of Low-Level Marijuana Cases in NYC Thrown Out

Thousands of Low-Level Marijuana Cases in NYC Thrown Out

Over 3,000 low-level marijuana cases were thrown out Wednesday as Manhattan's top prosecutor furthered a shift away from arresting and prosecuting many people for small-time pot offenses in the nation's biggest...

Sep 12, 2018

6 Members of '200' Gang Arrested for Racketeering: DEA, NYPD

6 Members of '200' Gang Arrested for Racketeering: DEA, NYPD

Six members of a violent gang operating in upper Manhattan and the Bronx, dubbed the “200,” are in custody on federal racketeering charges, law enforcement sources say.

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