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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, Dec 1, 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...

Friday, Oct 21, 2016

Caregiver Who Killed Boy Gets 22 Years to Life in Prison

Caregiver Who Killed Boy Gets 22 Years to Life in Prison

The caregiver who fatally beat and starved a 4-year-old New York City boy was sentenced Friday to 22 years to life behind bars.

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

Caregiver Pleads Guilty to Murder in NYC Boy's 2013 Death

Caregiver Pleads Guilty to Murder in NYC Boy's 2013 Death

A caregiver accused of fatally beating and starving a 4-year-old New York City boy has pleaded guilty to murder and assault charges. Prosecutors announced the guilty plea of Kryzie King on Thursday. The...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

NYC Settles Suit in Fatal Stairwell Shooting for $4M

NYC Settles Suit in Fatal Stairwell Shooting for $4M

New York City has reached a settlement of more than $4 million with the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a darkened stairwell in November 2014, the attorney for the family said...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

Liang Verdict Stands After Lawyers Argue to Get Case Tossed

Liang Verdict Stands After Lawyers Argue to Get Case Tossed

A judge has decided to allow the guilty verdict to stand against Peter Liang, the ex-cop convicted of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a darkened Brooklyn public housing project.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

Ex-Cop's Sentencing Postponed in Stairwell Shooting

Ex-Cop's Sentencing Postponed in Stairwell Shooting

A judge has delayed the sentencing for a former New York Police Department officer who accidentally shot an unarmed man in a darkened public housing project stairwell.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016

Juror in NYPD Stairwell Shooting to Face Judge

Juror in NYPD Stairwell Shooting to Face Judge

A judge is set to determine whether to overturn the conviction of a former NYPD officer who accidentally shot and killed a man in a darkened housing complex stairwell because of a juror failed to disclose...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016

Lawyers for Convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang Seek Retrial

Lawyers for Convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang Seek Retrial

An attorney for the NYPD officer convicted of accidentally firing a stray shot into a public housing stairwell that killed an unarmed man tells NBC 4 New York he filed a motion Tuesday seeking retrial for Peter...

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

Stairwell Shooting Cop Apologizes to Mother of Victim's Child

Stairwell Shooting Cop Apologizes to Mother of Victim's Child

A former NYPD officer convicted of accidentally shooting an unarmed man in the stairwell of a public housing building on Thursday apologized to the man's domestic partner.

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