Crime

Four men, including one from Brooklyn, were charged on Tuesday on six charges related to bank fraud and identity theft that resulted in the theft of more than $1.5 million. … Full Article

International drug trafficker gets 20 years for major drug imports

A career international drug trafficker who imported thousands of pounds of drugs into the U.S., including to New York, was sentenced to 20 years in prison at Brooklyn’s federal court on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn federal judge hears home invasion robber’s guilty plea

A Brooklyn federal judge experienced in high-profile organized crime cases accepted a guilty plea on Wednesday for a robber, allegedly associated with Bonanno crime family members, who made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a home invasion and multiple jewelry store heists. … Full Article

‘Enforcer’ for New York lawyer’s alleged fraud scheme to be released on bail

A Brooklyn federal judge upheld $1.5 million bail and home detention on Tuesday for an alleged “enforcer” accused of threatening a man at gunpoint for money in a Staten Island lawyer’s scrap-metal fraud scheme. … Full Article

$5,000 reward offered for would-be dog killer in East New York

A nonprofit animal rights organization is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of a person who left a dog to die in East New York on Dec. 19. … Full Article

Convicted Brooklyn residents among those pardoned by Cuomo

In an end-of-year act of mercy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued pardons or commutations to 61 New Yorkers on Wednesday, including several men from Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn ends 2017 as safest year on record

Over the last four years, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has become one of the most progressive DA’s offices in the country, but that hasn’t slowed the plummeting crime rate in the borough, which set another record low this year. … Full Article

‘Goodfellas’ mobster gets 8 years for arson, says he’ll die in prison

It didn’t matter that he was acquitted in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa heist, the murder of a believed government informant or at base, the decades of organized crime in the Bonanno crime family. … Full Article

Brooklyn federal judge keeps man in anger management after release violations

A Brooklyn man who was out under supervised release, after previously being convicted on federal wire fraud charges, found himself back in federal court on Thursday when a judge ordered him to remain in an anger management program for violating terms of his release. … Full Article

Brooklyn doctors accused of massive health care fraud denied bail before New Year’s

A Brooklyn federal judge temporarily denied bail on Wednesday for two Brooklyn doctors accused in a $44 million health care fraud scam that left them behind bars for Christmas. … Full Article

Sanitation worker busted on assault charges for Christmas night parking fight

A sanitation worker from Brooklyn got to return home to his family the day after Christmas when a judge denied a prosecutor’s request for $1,500 bail on Tuesday during his arraignment for hitting a woman in the head with an empty plastic bottle in a Christmas-night parking spot feud. … Full Article

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