Crime

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

Brooklyn DA and New York AG call for ICE to stop courthouse raids

William Siguencia Hurtado testified in two Brooklyn homicide cases, resulting in five convictions. In June, federal law enforcement ripped him away from his wife and two kids for living undocumented in the U.S.  … Full Article

Owner of popular male escort service rentboy.com gets six months, advocates law reform

The founder of rentboy.com, the former largest online gay escort service, advocated for sex law reform while he was sentenced to six months in prison Wednesday for promoting prostitution on the site. … Full Article

Murder over 20-year grudge lands Chinese immigrant in prison for 40 years to life

A man on Tuesday was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for fatally shooting another man after a Sunset Park wedding because of a decades-old feud that started in China. … Full Article

Brooklyn block party ends in guilty plea for gun possession

A 31-year-old man from Crown Heights pleaded guilty to gun possession on Monday after he was arrested and sent to jail for getting caught with a pistol during a block party. … Full Article

Three defendants plead guilty to firearms trafficking conspiracy

Friday, Kevin Todd, Kenneth Todd and Keycia Bynum pled guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to conspiracy to engage in the business of firearms dealing without a license. … Full Article

Attorney Jonathan Flom sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment for money laundering

Friday,  Jonathan Flom, an attorney licensed in three states, was sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release for money laundering. Today’s sentencing took place before United States District Judge Roslynn R. … Full Article

Shkreli’s lawyer says investors were experts who knew the risk

After prosecutors labeled “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli a compulsive liar in closing statements of his securities fraud trial, Shkreli’s lawyer told jurors Friday that the allegedly misled investors were hedge fund experts who knew the risk of investing. … Full Article

Judge remands man who tried to grab cop's gun

A man who was previously released without bail by a Brooklyn judge after he allegedly tried to grab a cop’s gun in a Bushwick precinct, was put in handcuffs Thursday when a different judge ordered a psychiatrist test. … Full Article

Prosecutor: Martin Shkreli repeatedly lied to investors

NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy investors say former biotech CEO Martin Shkreli told them he was managing tens of millions of dollars' worth of investments, that they were making double-digit returns and they could withdraw their money at any time. … Full Article

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