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FBI: BlackShades Infected Half-Million Computers

More than a half million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals take over a computer, authorities said as charges were announced Monday.

05/19/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm speaks to the media on April 28, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Not Guilty To 20-Count Indictment

Rep. Michael Grimm has vowed to stay in office after he pleaded not guilty Monday to a 20-count federal indictment that includes charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud.

04/28/2014

Authorities announce arrests in a Super Bowl sex and drug ring in New York City on Jan. 30, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Officials: Super Bowl Sex, Drug Arrests In NYC

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the arrests follow an 11-month investigation by the state Organized Crime Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security and the NYPD.

01/30/2014

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announces criminal charges against JPMorgan Chase over Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, Jan. 7, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

JPMorgan To Pay Largest Ever Settlement Over Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme

The bank will pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges and a $350 million civil penalty for what the Treasury Department called “critical and widespread deficiencies” in its programs to prevent money laundering and other suspicious activity.

01/07/2014

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Prosecutors: NYPD Officer, 2 Others Extorted $24,000 From Astoria Restaurant Owner

NYPD officer Besnik Llakatura was caught on wiretap joking about how he “taxes” the local businesses, prosecutors said.

12/03/2013

A suspect authorities say is wanted for seven bank robberies across the Tri-State area. (credit: FBI)

FBI: ‘Serial Bank Robber’ Hits Seventh Tri-State Area Bank

The suspect is believed to be connected to bank robberies New York. New Jersey and Conn., authorities said.

10/22/2013

Smoke rises from the Westgate mall in Nairobi on September 23, 2013. (credit: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities: ‘Dangerous And Influential’ Members Of Al-Shabab Face Brooklyn Court Appearance

Three men facing federal terrorism charges in New York City have strong ties to the same extremist Islamic group that’s claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall, U.S. authorities say.

09/23/2013

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FBI: ‘Manhattan Madam’ Kristin Davis Charged With Selling Prescription Painkillers

According to federal officials, Davis allegedly sold hundreds of pills, including oxycodone, for cash.

08/06/2013

Two books about America's early days were stolen from the National Library of Sweden in the 1990s. They were repatriated on July 24, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Rare Books On America’s Early Years Returned Years After Being Stolen, Resold

The FBI and the Justice Department held a repatriation ceremony Wednesday for the valuable works stolen from the National Library of Sweden.

07/24/2013

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NYPD Detective Accused Of Hacking Into Fellow Officers’ Email Accounts

Edwin Vargas, 42, was arrested outside his home in Bronxville on Tuesday morning after FBI agents followed his computer trail, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.

05/21/2013

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FBI: Former Stuyvesant Librarian Accused Of Plot To Rape, Murder Women

The charges against Robert Christopher Asch and Richard Meltz are contained in court papers. The men are expected to make appearances Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

04/15/2013