Crime

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

Twelve Bushwick gang members in turf war charged on 10 separate shootings

In a bloody turf war, 12 alleged Bushwick gang members took to the streets in 10 separate shootings and were busted in a 59-count indictment Thursday. … Full Article

Bail denied for Brooklyn corrections officer accused of abusing female inmates

A federal court judge in Brooklyn denied a second request for bail on Wednesday in the case of a federal corrections officer accused of allegedly sexually abusing and threatening female prisoners at the Brooklyn federal facility. … Full Article

Fort Greene man gets 11 years for shooting at three cops

A 25-year-old man from Fort Greene was sentenced to 11 years in prison Wednesday for shooting at three police officers and engaging a shootout in the middle of the street. … Full Article

Family doctor busted for allegedly distributing millions of pain pills

An 81-year-old Manhattan doctor is out on a $250,000 bond after he was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court Monday for allegedly and illegally prescribing more than 2.2 million oxycodone pills. … Full Article

Autopsy of brother of man who killed Brooklyn boy inconclusive

New York City's medical examiner is still trying to determine the cause of death of the brother of a man now imprisoned for kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy nearly six years ago. … Full Article

Brownsville woman gets 22 years for beating young nephew to death

A Brownsville woman was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Thursday for beating her 4-year-old nephew to death while she was babysitting him. … Full Article

Brooklyn day care operator gets up to 15 years for stealing $50,000

An operator of three day care centers in Brooklyn was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday for stealing more than $50,000 from the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) funds. … Full Article

Son of former Gabonese prime minister guilty of bribery gets two years

The son of a late former prime minister of the West African country Gabon was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday for bribing African government officials to obtain rights to mining concessions. … Full Article

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