Crime

‘Soap opera’ trial comes to close for accused Brooklyn Bridge Park murderer

Closings arguments were given at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday in the trial of a 55-year-old registered sex offender accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend after she left work near Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Martin Shkreli cries before sentenced to seven years in prison

Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, best known for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug and creating a bombastic online persona, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on Friday after being convicted of securities fraud last summer. … Full Article

Medical assistant gets 3 years for role in $17M southern Brooklyn Medicare fraud

A Brooklyn federal judge called health care schemes a “thorny problem” in the Eastern District of New York before sentencing a medical assistant to three years in prison for his role in a $17 million Medicaid and Medicare scam in southern Brooklyn. … Full Article

Three from Brooklyn indicted for murder, extortion of Queens business owner

Four men, including three from Brooklyn, were indicted on Thursday for the murder and extortion of a Queens business owner that occurred in October 2017. … Full Article

Former flophouse owner gets jail time for pushing out tenants in Medicaid scheme

A former owner of Brooklyn three-quarter houses was sentenced to 2 1/2 to five years in prison on Wednesday for wrongfully evicting residents and pushing them into unnecessary drug programs for Medicaid kickbacks. … Full Article

Flatbush man gets year in prison for homophobic threats on A train

A 73-year-old Flatbush man was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to brandishing a knife at a passenger on the A train and spewing homophobic slurs at him. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA announces pre-court drug addiction treatment program

With the opioid epidemic plaguing the country, a new program funded by the City Council and launched by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office seeks to keep people arrested for misdemeanor drug possession out of jail and get them into treatment, the district attorney announced Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn man with overturned conviction awaits decision on case

A Brooklyn man who spent 16 years behind bars for a 1991 murder of an off-duty corrections officer, a conviction that was overturned, continues awaiting a decision on the future of his case. … Full Article

Brooklyn man arrested for mail bombing innocent man in attempt on cop’s life

Had he gotten the right address, a Brooklyn man’s explosive package might have killed a police officer. Instead, it burned an innocent 73-year-old to death. … Full Article

Judge sends message to parents at teen gang member’s sentencing

A Brooklyn judge called upon parents to keep their kids out of gangs before he sentenced a teen gang member to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for killing a 16-year-old in a 2015 shootout. … Full Article

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