“This case started as an investigation into street-level cocaine dealers, but that was only the tip of the iceberg,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.
Eleven defendants were indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and arraigned in State Supreme Court later Wednesday on identity theft, fraud, grand larceny and forgery charges.
The Manhattan district attorney is the latest law enforcement official wanting answers from the Chris Christie administration and its involvement in the Port Authority.
An investigation into suspected cheating on New York state tests for licenses to drive such sensitive vehicles as school buses and hazardous-materials trucks has ensnared almost two dozen more people after 19 arrests in September.
Three former executives conspired to hide a law firm’s snowballing financial problems from auditors and even their own partners as it headed toward collapse in the nation’s biggest law firm bankruptcy, prosecutors said Thursday.
Former police officers and firefighters were among the nearly 30 defendants arrested Tuesday, accused of claiming Social Security disability payments when they were still able to work.
The arrests will be Round 2 of the sweep that began last month, when more than 100 people were nabbed for allegedly filing disability claims that did not exist.
Jose Pimentel entered the plea Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism. It was less than a week before his scheduled trial in a rare state-level terrorism case.
A New York City man has been given 19 years to life in prison for stabbing his estranged wife to death in a parked SUV in 2008.
The retired NYPD officer who posted a photo of himself on a Jet Ski to Facebook while he was collecting disability payments turned himself into police Thursday.
More than 100 former New York City workers, including scores of retired police officers, firefighters and prison guards, have been charged with faking psychiatric problems in order to get federal Social Security disability benefits, prosecutors said.
Roberto Nunez, 32, was convicted last month of fatally shooting three men in a parked car on West 122 Street on June 7, 2012.
Jason Carroll, 23, has been charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, prosecutors announced.
The last comprehensive revision of the criminal law in New York State was 1965.
Nicholas Brooks, 27, was sentenced Monday, two months after he was found guilty of murder.