The neighborhood customers, who preferred to use their benefit cards to get cash, cigarettes or alcohol, found a willing cohort in the unscrupulous deli owner, prosecutors said.
In three incidents, someone purposely drove rented U-Haul trucks into livery cabs, sometimes carrying passengers who were in on the scheme, authorities said.
Damique Fennell, 23, was convicted last month of the sexually motivated attack of the 27-year-old woman at a Midtown Holiday Inn in February 2013.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced that two companies and seven people have been indicted on charges that include grand larceny, fraud and forgery.
Nicholas Brooks, 27, was sentenced Monday, two months after he was found guilty of murder.
Elliot Morales, 33, pleaded not guilty to murder as a hate crime in the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Mark Carson.
She told the judge she has known the current District Attorny Cyrus Vance since she was in elementary school but said it would not affect her judgment.
Janet Miller, 39, admitted to stealing more than $650,000 from a Manhattan business woman between July of 2011 and August of 2012, authorities said.
Police said Wei Chu Hu set the fire in his kitchen after getting into an argument with his wife and then tried to keep first responders from going inside.
Rodney Alcala was sentenced Monday in a packed courtroom. The judge choked back tears as she gave him a concurrent 25 years to life sentence.
Nicholas Mina pleaded guilty last month to criminal sale of a firearm, criminal sale of a controlled substance, grand larceny and other charges.
Jonathan Stewart was indicted Tuesday on predatory sexual assault, rape and other charges.
More than 110 guns are off the streets of New York City in what authorities are calling the largest seizure of illegal firearms in Manhattan in recent history.
The new legislation would make the possession of 25 grams of marijuana or less, in private or public view, a violation subject to a ticket and fine rather than a misdemeanor, Cuomo announced Monday.
Rodney Alcala, a former amateur photographer who once appeared on “The Dating Game,” was indicted in January for two murders in Manhattan.