Opening statements began Friday in the trial against Pedro Hernandez, the New Jersey man accused in the disappearance and killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz.
Hernandez, a former shop worker in the Patzes’ neighborhood of SoHo, is accused of killing Etan, who vanished while walking two blocks to a school bus stop on May 25, 1979.
Attorney Sanford Rubenstein Makes First Court Appearance Since DA Declines To Prosecute Him For Rape Allegation
The once flamboyant but publicly humiliated attorney Sanford Rubenstein made his first court appearance Wednesday, since the DA declined to prosecute him on a rape allegation brought against him by a top assistant to Rev. Al Sharpton.
The arrest of 14 accused drug dealers came after a long-running investigation sparked by community complaints of gang violence and drug trafficking at Brooklyn’s Farragut Houses.
FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed the 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at FBI headquarters in New York City.
Jail investigators found Robert Hinton, with his arms tied and legs shackled, suffered a broken nose and other injuries for refusing to be escorted in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill inmates.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Cheng Le tried to acquire ricin over the “dark web,” an Internet marketplace where those peddling illicit goods can more easily hide their identities.
Prosecutors in New York say Saddiq Al-Abbadi and Ali Alvi were captured in Saudi Arabia before being brought to the United States.
Wesam El-Hanafi, who was born in Brooklyn, said he’d spent the nearly five years since his arrest reflecting on his actions.
A 33-year-old Brooklyn man got a very long prison sentence for shooting at two police officers in East Flatbush in 2011.
Prosecutors’ recently revealed informant in the infamous missing-child case of Etan Patz is a Rikers Island inmate.
A judge on Thursday threw out gun possession charges against a man who claimed police planted a firearm on him.
Judge Charles Solomon has refused to toss the top charge of felony burglary related to the September 2013 stunt.
Judge Gregory Carro told Franklin Reyes Jr. he would sentence him to three to nine years in prison if he pleaded guilty in the June 2013 death of Ariel Russo.
The undercover agents were the first to testify in the case. One described receiving a shipment of heroin mailed from the Netherlands with a German stamp.