Crime

Judge raises bail for hate crime suspect who assaulted a prison guard

A Brooklyn judge raised bail on a prisoner after he beat a prison guard while awaiting trial on hate-crime charges in a Sunset Park stabbing. … Full Article

Mexican drug kingpin “Tigre” pleads guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court

A Mexican drug kingpin faces life in prison after he pleaded guilty to trafficking thousands of kilograms of cocaine and admitted involvement in more than 300 homicides in Brooklyn’s federal court on Tuesday.  … Full Article

South Carolina man gets 12 years for Brooklyn gun trafficking

A South Carolina man with ties to the Bloods gang was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for transporting 40 illegal weapons into Brooklyn and Manhattan on the “iron pipeline,” a gun trafficking route from the South to the North. … Full Article

MS-13 gang members plead not guilty to Queens shooting

Two alleged MS-13 gang members and an associate pleaded not guilty Monday for allegedly beating a rival gang member and shooting him in the head, paralyzing him from the neck down. … Full Article

Meth and guns dealer dodges 10 years in prison and gets 14 days-time served

A Queens man who was caught selling large amounts of methamphetamine and guns for nearly a year dodged a 10-year sentence Friday and walked out of Brooklyn Federal Court sentenced to 14 days time already served. … Full Article

MTA officer allegedly strikes pedestrian and abandons him in Staten Island

An on-duty MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer was indicted Thursday for allegedly striking a pedestrian with his car in Bay Ridge, taking him to Staten Island and leaving him on a sidewalk, officials said. … Full Article

One man shot outside of Barclays Center; police search for perp

A 50-year-old man was shot in front of Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue Wednesday, leaving a bloody shoe in front of Victoria’s Secret as the alleged shooter ran off, officials said. … Full Article

Canarsie store owner pleads guilty to exchanging millions in food stamp benefits for cash

A Canarsie supermarket owner pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by illegally exchanging over a million dollars of food stamp benefits for cash for over two years. … Full Article

Brownsville basketball star pleads not guilty to running heroin ring

A beloved former NCAA and American Basketball Association star accused of running a multimillion dollar heroin ring pleaded not guilty to 56 charges on Tuesday at Brooklyn Supreme Court.  … Full Article

Alleged heroin slinging Brownsville basketball player yet to be arraigned

A 65-year-old former American Basketball Association player from Brownsville who was busted for allegedly leading a multimillion dollar heroin ring, was not produced before the court Monday, putting his case off for the second time, until Tuesday. … Full Article

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