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Dec 11, 2018

Former Cuomo Economic Guru Sentenced to Prison

Former Cuomo Economic Guru Sentenced to Prison

The former head of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was sentenced Tuesday to 3½ years in prison for his role in corrupting the state's Buffalo Billion project.

Dec 5, 2018

Man Guilty in Hofstra Grad's Killing Sentenced to 25 to Life

Man Guilty in Hofstra Grad's Killing Sentenced to 25 to Life

The adopted son of famed jeweler who was found guilty in the brutal 2016 murder of a Hofstra grad after a night of partying has been sentenced Wednesday — and could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Dec 4, 2018

Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing Wife With Daughter's Help

Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing Wife With Daughter's Help

A 48-year-old New Jersey man will spend the rest of his life in prison without possibility of parole for strangling his ex-wife in upstate New York with the help of his college student daughter.

Dec 4, 2018

‘El Chapo’ Consort Who Changed Face Testifies About Killings

‘El Chapo’ Consort Who Changed Face Testifies About Killings

A key government witness at the U.S. trial of the alleged Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" has testified about the cold-blooded killings committed to further his own narcotics empire.

Dec 4, 2018

More Than $1.6M in Fake Nike Sneakers Smuggled Into NY, NJ

More Than $1.6M in Fake Nike Sneakers Smuggled Into NY, NJ

Thousands of pairs of counterfeit Nike sneakers, worth nearly $1.7 million, were seized by authorities at the Port of New York/Newark.

Nov 30, 2018

Nurse Indicted in SUV Death of Butchered NY Teen's Mother

Nurse Indicted in SUV Death of Butchered NY Teen's Mother

A 58-year-old Long Island nurse has been indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide, criminal mischief and petit larceny in connection with the September SUV death of Evelyn Rodriguez, the mother of an...

Nov 30, 2018

NYC Attorney Indicted in Dirty Politics Facebook Plot

NYC Attorney Indicted in Dirty Politics Facebook Plot

In what could be a first of its kind case, a Staten Island attorney has been indicted on multiple felony charges for allegedly making fake Facebook pages in order to discredit a state assembly candidate.

Nov 28, 2018

NY Man Who Killed Brother for 'Being Loud' Gets Jail Term

NY Man Who Killed Brother for 'Being Loud' Gets Jail Term

A Bronx man who stabbed his brother to death for being too loud was sentenced to prison, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Nov 26, 2018

Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Paid Massive Bribes to Top Mexican Cop

Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Paid Massive Bribes to Top Mexican Cop

A government witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the alleged Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" claims his cartel paid massive bribes to a top law enforcement official.

Nov 26, 2018

Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering Charges

Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering Charges

Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine plead not guilty Monday to federal racketeering and firearms charges he and other face.

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