Courts and Law

This past March, Patria Frias-Colón, the Brooklyn borough chief of the Family Court Division of the New York City Law Department, received the Legal Excellence Award from the Brooklyn Distric … Full Article

Brooklyn DA candidate Ama Dwimoh reflects on Nixzmary Brown’s case 11 years later

This past Tuesday would have been the 19th birthday of Nixzmary Brown, who was 7 years old when she was brutally murdered by her stepfather and mother in their Bedford-Stuyvesant home. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge postpones sentencing for man with action-packed crime path

A Queens man who went on a crime spree of carjacking, ramming and shooting in Crown Heights, had his sentencing postponed on Wednesday so that the judge could give his victims a chance to testify. … Full Article

Adams calls for state commission to investigate Brooklyn’s wrongful convictions ‘crisis’

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday called for an independent state commission to investigate who was responsible for dozens of wrongful convictions over the past decades at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA candidate Fliedner accuses Gonzalez of refusing to prosecute police officers

Marc Fliedner, who has more than 15 years’ experience within the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in two stints, left the office in a public way a little more than a year ago claiming that it had become too political. … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association raises money for charity at inaugural golf outing

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) hosted its inaugural golf outing at the Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn on Thursday. The event, which the group plans to host annually, helped raise money for various charitable organizations that the KCCBA supports. … Full Article

Cartoon guru, former New Yorker ​editor, featured at EDNY Court​

Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry on Friday announced the opening of “The World of Bob Mankoff: A Cartoon Retrospective” by Bob Mankoff at the Charles P. Sifton Gallery in the Theodore Roosevelt United States Courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Investors: 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli was shady, and profitable

The jury at the securities fraud trial of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has heard investors accuse the quirky former biotech CEO of repeatedly giving them the runaround when they tried to pull their money out of his failing health care hedge fund. … Full Article

Haitian Bar Association hosts clinics for those in danger of losing temporary protected status

Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York (HALANY) have been hard at work this summer as they have held a pair of temporary protected status (TPS) renewal clinics in Flatbush this summer to help Haitian immigrants who are in danger of losing their status. … Full Article

Conviction of ex-New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver is tossed

A federal appeals court has overturned the corruption conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came Thursday. … Full Article

Brownsville man released from prison 20 years after wrongful conviction

After a man spent 20 years in prison convicted of a Brownsville homicide, he walked out of court a free man Wednesday after the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office found his trial unfair, marking the 23rd conviction removed by the DA’s Office. … Full Article


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