Crime

Career thief gets 11 years for armed robbery spree

A career armed robber who has been in and out of prison since the 1970s, was sentenced back to 11 years Tuesday for a citywide armed robbery spree. … Full Article

Homeless vet gets a year in prison for assaulting gay couple in Brooklyn

A 61-year-old homeless veteran from Queens was sentenced to a year in prison on Friday for assaulting and harassing a gay couple on Brooklyn streets. … Full Article

Brooklyn Federal Court Judge shows leniency in sentencing sex offender

U.S. District Court Judge Jack Weinstein was in a sympathetic mood when he sentenced a pimp to five years in prison Wednesday, deviating from a guideline sentence of up to three decades for trafficking minors in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Trial begins for Houston Al-Qaeda member accused of helping blow up military base

A day after the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the trial of an al-Qaeda member accused of helping blow up a U.S. military base began in Brooklyn’s federal court. … Full Article

Grocery cashier pleads guilty to food stamp fraud in multi-million dollar scheme

A 46-year-old man who worked at his brother’s bodega in East New York pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing millions of dollars in a food-stamp scheme while he worked as a cashier. … Full Article

Medieval death in Brooklyn: Tenant pleads guilty to killing landlord with sword

A Bangladeshi man pleaded guilty Friday to killing his former landlord with a sword in a medieval-style execution that left the dead man nearly decapitated. … Full Article

Brooklyn man allegedly kills person over parking spot, claims self-defense

Everyone knows it’s hard to find a parking spot in Brooklyn, but things don’t usually get this bad. … Full Article

North Brooklyn Assemblymember Lentol proposes new hit-and-run bill

As kids take to the trains and traverse the streets on the first day of school, on Thursday, Assemblymember Joseph Lentol proposed a new law to crack down on drivers of hit-and-runs. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge sends man charged for punching cyclist to jail on increased bail

A Brooklyn judge ordered cuffs and raised bail on Tuesday after charges were increased on a man who allegedly punched a father of two off his bike and into a coma in Bedford-Stuyvesant.  … Full Article

Man gets two years for ‘dangerous drug’ possession

A middle-aged man walked into Brooklyn Supreme Court in his street clothes Friday and left in handcuffs with a two-year prison sentence in front of him for drug possession. … Full Article

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