Crime

Ex-NY Congressman Grimm begins prison sentence for tax fraud

Former Congressman Michael Grimm, who represented southwest Brooklyn and Staten Island, has reported to a prison in western Pennsylvania to begin his eight-month sentence for tax evasion. … Full Article

Twenty-five arrested in $1.5 million Brooklyn heroin-trafficking ring

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Thursday the arrests of 25 people in a 368-charge indictment that involved a family-run heroin trafficking ring that netted $1.5 million last year. … Full Article

Bay Ridge insurance agent indicted for allegedly swindling seniors out of millions

A Bay Ridge insurance agent is accused of swindling his customers out of more than $2.5 million of their life savings in a scam targeting vulnerable senior citizens, Brooklyn prosecutors alleged on Wednesday. … Full Article

Gang bound for park basketball in Brooklyn arrested after Joralemon Street rampage

Members of a gang of roughly 20 young adults rampaged along Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights last Thursday night at 7 p.m., allegedly stealing money from street vendors and terrorizing a popular local deli. … Full Article

Man who climbed Brooklyn Bridge, took selfie is arrested

A Tennessee man who police say illegally climbed the Brooklyn Bridge and took a selfie while perched on a railing has been arrested. … Full Article

After chase, cops nab armed suspect in Brooklyn

Make that one less gun in the wrong hands in Brooklyn. Two 83rd Precinct police officers, Ramon Portillo and Marvin Luis, chased down and arrested a Bushwick man armed with a loaded Smith & Wesson handgun Sunday night. … Full Article

Suspect in child abduction seen driving into Brooklyn over Brooklyn Bridge

NYPD issued an Amber Alert Tuesday afternoon in the case of the abduction of a three-year-old girl by a suicidal man suffering from P.T.S.D. The abduction took place in Manhattan around noon on Tuesday. Cops suspect the kidnapper headed towards Brooklyn. … Full Article

Pols, civic leaders want Coney Island shootings to stop

A coalition of civic leaders, clergy members, elected officials and everyday residents came together on Monday to demand action from City Hall to combat increasing gun violence in Coney Island. … Full Article

Leaders of Brownsville-based gang convicted of racketeering, murder

This past Thursday, following approximately eight weeks of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn returned guilty verdicts against Paul Rivera and Michael Garrett on charges of racketeering, murder, sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and witness tampering. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to 35 years for 2014 New Year’s Day Flatbush shooting

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced on Friday that a 31-year-old Brownsville man was sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted earlier this month of one count of second-degree attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault for opening fire outside a … Full Article

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