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Former reBar owner sentenced to jail for tax fraud

The owner of a popular Brooklyn wedding venue was sentenced Monday to three- and one-third to 10 years behind bars for failing to pay state and city sales taxes. … Full Article

Caribbean-American Chamber announces upcoming gala's honorees

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) held a membership roundtable and power breakfast meeting at its headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Friday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Lucky Star seeks Yellowstone injunction

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Carolyn Demarest listens as the plaintiff’s attorney, Perry Ian Tischler (far left), conducts a direct examination during an order to show cause appearance last week in Kings County Civil Term. … Full Article

Judge blocks Brooklyn Bridge Park from approving Pier 6 towers, for now

A park advocacy group obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) in state Supreme Court on Friday which prevents Brooklyn Bridge Park from signing off on two controversial residential towers planned for the park’s Pier 6. … Full Article

VIDEO: Eagle reporter discusses Civil Rights Act anniversary

It's a historic month for America and the freedom and equality as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Eagle reporter Charisma Miller was a host again on BK Live discussing this important and seminal moment for our country and o … Full Article

Welcome Justice Kamins back to the bench

The good news is that, once again, Justice Barry Kamins is back on the bench; he was assigned this past week to Supreme Court in Queens. … Full Article

Attorney Spinelli does civic ‘pro bono’ work as Kiwanis Club leader

Historically, lawyers have been getting “bad press” since the profession began. Even Shakespeare has been misinterpreted to tarnish our image; for example, one of his characters proclaims, “First, we kill all the lawyers.” … Full Article

U.S. Rules Gov. Shutdown no Excuse to Forgo Prison Sentence

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has overturned the decision of a Brooklyn federal judge who sentenced a defendant to probation in lieu of imprisonment on account of the 2013 government shut down that limited the resources of the federal court system.  … Full Article

Brooklyn D.A.’s drug policy follows tide of the country

Brooklyn’s new district attorney announced a policy on Tuesday to decline prosecution in low-level marijuana possession cases. This decision by D.A. Ken Thompson appears to follow the liberal and progressive tide of the country in general and New York state in particular. … Full Article

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses Harris v Quinn

Our legal editor Charisma Miller appeared on BK Live, an online cable broadcast roundtable show from Brooklyn Independent Media, on July 7 to discuss the local legal ramifications of Harris v Quinn. Check out the full video: … Full Article

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