Crime

An alleged Brownsville gang member who used stolen credit card information to buy American Girl dolls and concert tickets was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday on five separate indictmen … Full Article

Brooklyn court officer charged for sex abuse of court attendee

A former Brooklyn criminal court officer was indicted Monday for official misconduct in allegedly coercing a woman to perform a sex act on him in a court stairway, officials said. … Full Article

New allocutions push back sentencing in elderly phone scam case

The sentencing of a Canadian man who defrauded hundreds of thousands of dollars from older victims in a phone scam was pushed back at Brooklyn’s federal court Thursday after federal prosecutors surfaced more allocutions.  … Full Article

Subway firebug gets 7 years for robbery, torching booth with worker inside

A Crown Heights man with 14 previous convictions was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for attempted robbery after he torched a Brooklyn subway booth, leaving a worker in the gasoline-filled kiosk for almost an hour. … Full Article

Father of 2 who testified in Brooklyn homicide cases released by ICE

William Siguencia Hurtado testified in two Brooklyn homicide cases, landing five people in prison. His testimony was rewarded with detention in Manhattan, 3,000 miles away from his home country and a borough apart from his wife and two children. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge deals 15 years to gang member, hopeful for his rehabilitation

A Brooklyn judge supported the rehabilitation of a 21-year-old gang member who was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for stealing nearly $2,000 in a series of armed robberies. … Full Article

Hate crime suspect set to start mental health treatment, brother heads for trial

A prisoner who allegedly assaulted a guard while in jail on hate crime charges for a Sunset Park stabbing was deemed unfit for trial and was instead slated to undergo mental health treatment on Wednesday. … Full Article

East Williamsburg man get 10 years for attempted rape while victim forgives him

A man sentenced to 10 years in prison for tackling a woman and pulling down her underwear in an East Williamsburg attempted rape, could hardly face his victim as he sobbed with his back to her in court on Tuesday, even as she forgave him. … Full Article

Alleged Colombian cartel member and murderer appears in Brooklyn federal court

An alleged member of Colombia’s largest criminal band who shipped tens of tons of cocaine into the U.S. appeared at Brooklyn’s federal court Monday ahead of his future sentencing date.  … Full Article

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli convicted of security fraud

Martin Shkreli, famous for trolling on social media and surging the price of a life-saving drug, was convicted of three counts of security fraud Friday for misleading investors in a pair of hedge funds. … Full Article

Haitian immigrant gets nine years for robbing Mill Basin pharmacy, expects deportation

A 24-year-old Haitian immigrant was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday and is expected to be deported for his role in the robbery of a pharmacy on Avenue U in Mill Basin. … Full Article

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