Crime

Two plead guilty to violent armed robbery of Court Street jewelry store

Two of the four men involved pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to the violent armed robbery of a jewelry store located at 60 Court St. in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn high school teacher indicted for producing child porn

A teacher from Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in Manhattan Beach was arrested and charged in federal court on Wednesday with five counts of sexual exploitation of a child. … Full Article

El Chapo back in Brooklyn court for hearing on potential conflict of interest at trial

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, better known as the alleged drug kingpin El Chapo, is scheduled to be back in Brooklyn's federal court Thursday, as the parties have requested a Curcio hearing, or a hearing to determine whether a conflict of interest exists regarding representation of the defenda … Full Article

Bushwick man gets 25 to life for 2004 murder of 17-year old girl

A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 2004 murder of Sharabia Thomas, a teenager from Bushwick. A DNA analysis of cells found on the victim’s fingernails, conducted in 2016, was a match to the defendant, leading to his arrest and conviction. … Full Article

Two charged with trafficking firearms from Virginia to Queens, Long Island

Two charged with trafficking firearms from Virginia to Queens, Long Island … Full Article

Nine members of the `Bushwick Crew’ charged with murders and racketeering

Nine members of a gang in North Brooklyn, allegedly known as the "Bushwick Crew," were arraigned in federal court in Downtown Brooklyn yesterday with a 19-count indictment that charged eight of the members with racketeering conspiracy, including predicate acts of murder, kidnapping, robbery … Full Article

Man charged with rape of girl, 11, in Brooklyn bedroom burglary

A man has been charged with slipping into an 11-year-old girl's New York City bedroom window and raping her. Eighteen-year-old Julio Ayala is being held on $500,000 bail after his arraignment Sunday on rape and other charges. … Full Article

Former postal worker charged in Brooklyn court with lying to obtain $160K in workers’ comp

A complaint charging Joseph Penatello, a former driver for the U.S. Postal Service and a Brooklyn resident, with falsely claiming injuries to receive more than $160,000 in disability payments was unsealed Friday in federal Eastern District Court in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Jersey man gets 22 years after killing girlfriend when she told him to move out

They met online and dated on and off for three years before moving in together. But when she told him to move out, the 55-year-old boyfriend lashed out and fatally stabbed his girlfriend in her home. He’s now serving 22 years in prison. … Full Article

Mill Basin man who allegedly scammed investors indicted on grand larceny

A Mill Basin man was arraigned yesterday on an indictment in which he is charged with second-degree grand larceny and other charges for allegedly stealing more than $440,000 that he was supposed to invest in securities for at least 22 people, including his friends, family, neighbors and oth … Full Article

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