Prosecutors say they’ll move to drop all charges against a Brooklyn man in a controversial extortion case involving a Hasidic Jewish religious leader.
The witness, Sahim Alwan, was called Thursday to testify against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith. Abu Ghaith is charged with conspiring to kill Americans and conspiring to support al Qaeda.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to kill Americans after the Sept. 11 attacks.
prosecutor John Zach told jurors Tuesday that Madoff depended on his former secretary, his former head of operations, an account manager and two computer programmers to keep his fraud alive for four decades.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith will be tried on charges that he conspired to kill Americans and support terrorists in his role as al Qaeda’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith is accused of conspiring to kill Americans as al Qaeda’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Including the final phase of Operation Crew Cut, a total of 50 members or leaders of four violent gangs have been charged with murder, assault, narcotics possession and on gun-related crimes, according to authorities.
Heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were all found in his system, according to the ME’s office. Hoffman, 46, was found dead with a needle still in his arm in his West Village apartment on Feb. 2.
Kennedy hugged and clasped hands with her lawyers as a six-person jury cleared her of driving while impaired, a misdemeanor.
The defense rested its case Thursday after calling a final witness to stand and introducing a medical journal article that appears to bolster her testimony.
Kennedy testified that she thought she had taken her thyroid medication, but must have taken a sleeping pill by mistake.
The prosecution in Kerry Kennedy’s drugged-driving trial wrapped up its case Tuesday by calling a toxicologist to the stand. But the witness may have turned out to be more helpful to the defense.
In July 2012, Kennedy was arrested after her Lexus hit a tractor-trailer on Interstate 684 in North Castle. She drove to the next exit, where she failed a sobriety test, police said.
Nineteen-year-old John Giamella was arrested and hauled into court on a charge of aggravated harassment for allegedly making threats online against Dolan.
The fund will distribute assets forfeited in the Madoff case. It’s separate from a bankruptcy court proceeding that has recovered money to redistribute to burned Madoff clients.