Crime

A Crown Heights man with 14 previous convictions was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for attempted robbery after he torched a Brooklyn subway booth, leaving a worker in the gasoline-fi … Full Article

22-year-old woman pleads guilty to international drug dealing charges

A 22-year-old woman pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to internationally distribute large amounts of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana throughout the U.S. and Mexico, including in Brooklyn. … Full Article

‘Operation Wrecking Ball’ nabs alleged ‘Miley Cyrus’ cocaine dealers

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his sixth major drug bust in recent weeks, and this one had some star power as "Operation Wrecking Ball" led to 19 arrests on 226 charges as a gun and drug trafficking ring was busted up.  … Full Article

Crooked pizza man gets 20 years in family-run international cocaine bust

A Brooklyn Federal Judge sentenced a Queens man to 20 years in prison yesterday — after his parents were already sentenced — for taking part in a large-scale, family-run cocaine distribution ring operated out of a pizza shop.  … Full Article

Judge raises bail for hate crime suspect who assaulted a prison guard

A Brooklyn judge raised bail on a prisoner after he beat a prison guard while awaiting trial on hate-crime charges in a Sunset Park stabbing. … Full Article

Mexican drug kingpin “Tigre” pleads guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court

A Mexican drug kingpin faces life in prison after he pleaded guilty to trafficking thousands of kilograms of cocaine and admitted involvement in more than 300 homicides in Brooklyn’s federal court on Tuesday.  … Full Article

South Carolina man gets 12 years for Brooklyn gun trafficking

A South Carolina man with ties to the Bloods gang was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for transporting 40 illegal weapons into Brooklyn and Manhattan on the “iron pipeline,” a gun trafficking route from the South to the North. … Full Article

MS-13 gang members plead not guilty to Queens shooting

Two alleged MS-13 gang members and an associate pleaded not guilty Monday for allegedly beating a rival gang member and shooting him in the head, paralyzing him from the neck down. … Full Article

Meth and guns dealer dodges 10 years in prison and gets 14 days-time served

A Queens man who was caught selling large amounts of methamphetamine and guns for nearly a year dodged a 10-year sentence Friday and walked out of Brooklyn Federal Court sentenced to 14 days time already served. … Full Article

MTA officer allegedly strikes pedestrian and abandons him in Staten Island

An on-duty MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer was indicted Thursday for allegedly striking a pedestrian with his car in Bay Ridge, taking him to Staten Island and leaving him on a sidewalk, officials said. … Full Article

One man shot outside of Barclays Center; police search for perp

A 50-year-old man was shot in front of Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue Wednesday, leaving a bloody shoe in front of Victoria’s Secret as the alleged shooter ran off, officials said. … Full Article

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