Crime

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Friday that a 24-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for a wanton attack on a 58-year-old man, parts o … Full Article

Lawmaker calls on harsher hit and run penalties as accused driver offered plea

The driver who prosecutors say killed a popular Brooklyn radio DJ and then fled the scene isn't sure he wants to accept what many consider a generous plea deal from the Brooklyn District Attorney. … Full Article

Couple arraigned at Brooklyn federal court for stealing ATM info

A couple was arraigned in federal court on Monday after a grand jury indicted them for allegedly stealing debit card info from ATMs and using it to make more than 500 withdrawals from machines throughout the city, including in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Sex offender gets 50 years to life for Bushwick rape

When a registered sex offender dodged his victim’s statement in court by refusing to come out of his holding cell, a Brooklyn judge sentenced him to 50 years to life in prison for robbing and raping the woman on a Bushwick street. … Full Article

No soup for 9 months: ‘Soup Nazi’ CFO gets hard time for tax evasion

The former chief financial officer of Soupman, Inc., a company inspired by the Soup Nazi character in “Seinfeld,” was sentenced to nine months in prison on Thursday for committing a nearly $600,000 tax evasion scheme. … Full Article

Employee shot at Bay Ridge smoke shop

A usually safe and quiet business district in Bay Ridge was rocked shortly before midnight on Wednesday night when a gunman entered Moe’s Smoke Shop at 7123 Fifth Ave. and fired his weapon at a worker who was standing at the register. … Full Article

Erasmus Hall teacher indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting student

A 66-year-old business teacher at Flatbush’s Erasmus Hall High School was arraigned on Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing his 16-year-old student.

Mervyn Affoon pleaded not guilty at Brookl … Full Article

Brooklyn man gets 22 years for killing foster mother

Before a Brooklyn judge sentenced a man who killed his foster mother to 22 years to life in prison, the killer’s sister sat down smiling and verbally attacked him in court yesterday. … Full Article

Brooklyn child stabber found guilty of murder

A Brooklyn Supreme Court jury Tuesday found a 30-year-old man guilty of repeatedly stabbing two young children in an East New York public housing elevator, leaving one dead. … Full Article

Trial of accused child stabber heads to jury

A Brooklyn Supreme Court jury began deliberations on Monday in the trial of a 30-year-old man accused of stabbing one young child to death and leaving another with a body full of stab wounds in a public housing elevator. … Full Article

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