Crime

A 30-year-old man from Brooklyn denied his crimes even as he was being sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for raping and robbing an alleged prostitute in a Borough Park apartment. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy pimp gets 15 years for trafficking 12-year-old girls

A Bedford-Stuyvesant man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for running a prostitution ring and recruiting girls as young as 12 years old to have sex with older men for money. … Full Article

Red Hook’s headless torso may belong to missing N.J. woman

NYPD is investigating whether a woman's butchered and decomposed torso that was found floating off the shoreline of Red Hook on June 27 belongs to a 31-year-old woman who has been missing since June 25. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge puts alleged drug smuggler on short leash after failed drug test

A woman who allegedly smuggled more than two kilos of illegal drugs through John F. Kennedy Airport failed a court-mandated drug test for cocaine so a Brooklyn judge put her on a short leash to monitor her drug problem. … Full Article

Kensington robber gets 31 years while he and victims share tears

A Windsor-Terrace and Kensington-area man who robbed a string of women at gunpoint apologized through tears to his sobbing victims on Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court as he was sentenced to 31 years in prison. … Full Article

Widow and killer-for-hire get life sentences for murdering husband

A woman who had her husband killed to collect health insurance money and the hired shooter got life sentences on Thursday as a full courtroom of the victim’s family sobbed and cheered from the audience.  … Full Article

Chinese military veteran found guilty for Sunset Park revenge grudge murder

A Sunset Park shooter was convicted Tuesday for murder of a 68-year-old man after a 20-year family dispute in China left him seeking vengeance. … Full Article

Brooklyn Judge scolds pill peddler for contributing to opioid crisis, gets eight years

A Brooklyn Judge sentenced a 65-year-old army veteran to eight years in prison Wednesday and railed on him for contributing to the opioid crisis by selling thousands of oxycodone pills and forging over a hundred prescription pads. … Full Article

Gotti grandson among trio of firebug mobsters who plead guilty to arson, bank robbery

Three alleged mobsters, including John J. Gotti, the grandson of John “The Dapper Don” Gotti, pleaded guilty Tuesday to torching a car after the driver cut off “Goodfellas” crime boss Vincent Asaro, who ordered the act. … Full Article

Sunset Park murder caused by family dispute in China

Jurors were shown a confession video in Brooklyn Supreme Court Monday of a Chinese military veteran who killed a man in cold blood on a Sunset Park street amid a 20-year family dispute in China. … Full Article

North Carolina man gets 10 years for selling 33 guns in Brooklyn

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Monday announced that a 24-year-old man from North Carolina has been sentenced to 10 years in prison following his guilty plea last month to first-degree criminal sale of a firearm in connection with trafficking 33 firearms from his home state … Full Article

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