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El Chapo to be tried by anonymous jurors in Brooklyn trial

A Brooklyn federal judge ruled on Monday that all prospective and selected jurors trying alleged Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will be anonymous for their safety and privacy, according to court documents. … Full Article

Man gets 5 years for rape of 9-year-old girl

A 30-year-old man was sentenced to five years in prison at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday after he pleaded guilty to sexually penetrating a 9-year-old girl and punishing her and her siblings by taping them to a wall. … Full Article

Brooklyn contractor slapped with probation, pays up for cheated workers

A contractor who underpaid workers by about $50 per hour for restoration work on two Brooklyn housing developments was slapped with three years’ probation at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday and was forced to pay back his employees. … Full Article

Ex-Brooklyn prosecutor gets jail time for wiretapping love interest

A federal judge sentenced a disgraced former Brooklyn prosecutor who pleaded guilty to wiretapping her love interest and a fellow prosecutor to a year and one day in prison on Friday. … Full Article

DA issues indictment on opioid peddling South Brooklyn drug ring

Led by a Brooklyn demolition worker, 11 members of a drug ring that peddled fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine throughout southern Brooklyn were slapped with a 273-count indictment on Wednesday. … Full Article

Auto insurance fraudster refuses to show for sentencing

A 74-year-old auto insurance fraudster refused to leave his Brooklyn Supreme Court holding cell for sentencing on Wednesday, but a judge ordered he be forced to show on his next court date. … Full Article

Ex-building inspector gets jail time for extortion scheme

A former inspector for the New York City Buildings Department was sentenced at Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday to a year and a half in prison for running an extortion scheme. … Full Article

Career Brooklyn burglar gets 40 years to life for 8 thefts, cites drug problem

A career Brooklyn burglar with felony thefts dating back to 1984 was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday, as he told the judge that a drug addiction changed his lifestyle. … Full Article

Lawyer's mob-tied pal denied bail after guns and mine found in home

A Brooklyn federal judge denied bail to an alleged partner of the eccentric and now-jailed Staten Island lawyer Richard Luthmann on Friday after the feds found 23 guns and a landmine in his family home. … Full Article

Brooklyn car wash taken to court for cheating 150 employees

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking an East Flatbush car wash that cheated more than 150 employees out of their wages, to court for nearly $1.6 million in damages and penalties, officials announced Thursday. … Full Article

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