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.
A Manhattan-based obstetrician deposited the checks of his patients into his personal bank account, prosecutors say.
Jonathan Stewart, 26, pleaded guilty to rape and criminal sexual act Monday and was expected to be sentenced on Sept. 30. The convicted sex offender faces more than 30 years behind bars.
The men duped at least 150 people into spending $8 million on precious metals they did not own, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said.
Jason Teneyck, 36, is the last of six defendants to be sentenced as part of a drug and gun trafficking ring with an unusual cast of characters.