Crime

Proud al-Qaida member refuses to attend his Brooklyn federal sentencing

A Brooklyn judge sentenced a senior al-Qaida member responsible for a 2003 attack in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. service members to life in prison on Friday while the terrorist refused to come to court. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge denies El Chapo's request to speak in court

Appearing in court for a status conference leading up to his September trial, a Brooklyn federal court judge denied a request by alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to speak in court on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn slumlord slapped with probation after serving jail time

A Brooklyn real estate developer who wrongfully evicted tenants from his rent-controlled apartments and fraudulently obtained properties, was released from jail on Wednesday and sentenced to five years’ probation. … Full Article

Woman gets jail time for stealing over $1M in amusement park tickets

A longtime employee of a Red Hook charter bus company was sentenced to one to three years in prison on Wednesday for stealing more than $1 million in amusement park tickets from the company. … Full Article

Judge puts blame on parents at teen gang member sentencing

In sentencing a teenage gang member to 15 years in prison for a shootout that killed a 16-year-old, a Brooklyn judge on Tuesday pointed his finger to parents for not preventing gang violence. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge scolds drug peddler who hasn’t seen daughter in 15 years

Before a Brooklyn federal judge sentenced him to five years in prison for helping traffic at least 1,000 kilos of cocaine, a man pleaded the judge on Monday to think about his 16-year-old daughter in the Dominican Republic when sentencing him. … Full Article

Brooklyn man allegedly neglects doctor's orders and kills father

A 41-year-old Brooklyn man with multiple sclerosis allegedly neglected his doctor’s orders not to drive, got into accidents with six cars and killed an innocent pedestrian in East Flatbush, officials announced on Friday. … Full Article

Man who chopped up wife and threw her in garbage gets 10 years for manslaughter

A Brooklyn man who admitted to killing his wife and waiting a week before chopping her up and throwing her out was forced to face four tear-filled speeches from his victim’s family members before he was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Criminal Court sergeant admits to sex abuse in court stairwell

A former Brooklyn Criminal Court sergeant pleaded guilty to public lewdness and was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge on Wednesday after he forced a woman to perform a sex act on him in a court stairwell. … Full Article

After two trials a Brooklyn man gets 20 years for killing innocent mother in a shootout

After a guilty verdict came in exactly 10 years since the death of an innocent Brooklyn mother and nurse, who was killed in crossfire, the victim’s family told her killer they wished he’d spend life in prison. … Full Article

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