Crime

Gang member who allegedly killed two Brooklyn moms in crossfire pleads not guilty

One of two alleged gang members who are accused with killing a pair of Brooklyn mothers pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murder charges in Kings County Supreme Court. … Full Article

Flatbush man gets 15 years to life for crushing father of three under his own truck

A Flatbush man who tried to rob a 63-year-old business owner’s truck for drug money and then dragged his body underneath it had to endure the tear-filled expressions of his victim’s family before he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Wednesday. … Full Article

Man accused of gunning down stranger near Barclays Center pleads not guilty

A 45-year-old man pleaded not guilty to murder charges at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday for allegedly gunning down an innocent pedestrian blocks away from the Barclays Center.

Matthew Passaro appeared before Supreme Court Justice Neil … Full Article

Sunset Park immigration center gets restitution after employees cheated clients

About a month and a half before the 2016 presidential election, the Brooklyn DA’s Office announced the indictment of a mother and daughter accused of cheating clients and embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from a Sunset Park immigration center. … Full Article

Terrified teen testifies at friend’s murder trial

The best friend of a 16-year-old girl who was gunned down inside her East Flatbush apartment while babysitting her baby cousin, confronted trial questioning with silence and was reluctant to point out the alleged killer in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn man indicted for fatally strangling foster mom

A Brooklyn man with a criminal history of antagonizing his foster mother pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday to allegedly strangling her to death inside her Canarsie home over the summer. … Full Article

Attorneys for jailed Brooklyn senator argue for overturned conviction

Attorneys for convicted ex-Brooklyn state Sen. John Sampson argued at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Thursday for Sampson’s case to be thrown out for improper charging while prosecutors argued for a new trial on previously dismissed embezzlement counts. … Full Article

Massive health care scheme preys on vulnerable Brooklynites

Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Eric Gonzalez announced the takedown of a nearly $150 million health care fraud scheme on Tuesday, accusing 20 people, including doctors and an NYPD surgeon, of preying on vulnerable Brooklynites to scam public programs. … Full Article

Brooklyn shooter takes second chance on trial for nurse death

A Brooklyn man is trying his hand at a second self-defense argument after his first Brooklyn Supreme Court trial that pinned him with the shooting death of an innocent nurse was overturned. … Full Article

Brooklyn man gets 90 years to life for Fort Greene triple homicide

A 33-year-old man from Brooklyn, who was previously convicted on charges stemming from a triple homicide in Fort Greene was sentenced to 90 years to life in prison on Monday, even as he refused to be seen in the Brooklyn Supreme courtroom. … Full Article

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