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Man Sentenced To 25 Years For Beating, Robbing Transgender Prostitute

Damique Fennell, 23, was convicted last month of the sexually motivated attack of the 27-year-old woman at a Midtown Holiday Inn in February 2013.

09/09/2014

FILE -- Mathew Martoma (credit: Getty Images)

Mathew Martoma Sentenced To 9 Years For Insider Trading

A former portfolio manager convicted of helping his firm earn more than a quarter-billion dollars illegally through insider trading has been sentenced in New York to nine years in prison.

09/08/2014

Members Of The 'Central Park 5' (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

Judge OKs $41 Million Deal With ‘Central Park Five’

A federal judge has signed off on New York City’s $41 million settlement with the five men who were wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger.

09/05/2014

(Credit: U.S. Department of Justice)

Skull Of T-Rex Relative Smuggled Into United States From Mongolia

Prosecutors say the skull of the Alioramus dinosaur arrived in New York in January with paperwork saying it was a cast worth about $3,400.

09/05/2014

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Scorned Wife Who Threatened Husband’s Mistress Avoids Jail Time

The wife of a top pulmonary doctor at the NYU Medical Center, who was repeatedly arrested for stalking and threatening to kill her husband’s mistress, was sentenced Thursday.

09/04/2014

Scales of justice (credit: ClipArt.com)

Pre-K Contractor Sentenced For Pocketing Government Money

A contractor in charge of running a pre-K program for children with special needs will be spending time behind bars after pocketing government money intended for the running of special education pre-K programs.

09/04/2014

Franklin Reyes is charged in the traffic accident that killed Ariel Russo, 4, on the Upper West Side in June 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Teen Driver Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Ariel Russo, 4, Accused Of Dragging Police Officer

Franklin Reyes, 18, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and unlicensed driving, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.

09/03/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY, 11th District) walks out of Brooklyn Federal Court after being indicted on 20 counts on April 28, 2014. .  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm’s Trial Set For December

U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen told lawyers at a hearing on Tuesday that jury selection will begin Dec. 1.

09/02/2014

Pedro Vargas, who police say claimed to be a livery cab driver tried to sexually assault a woman in Queens, in front of her children. (Credit: NYPD)

Suspect Accused Of Posing As Livery Cab Driver, Attacking Family Appears In Court

Police said 48-year-old Pedro Vargas of Yonkers was arrested Thursday night and charged with two counts of felony assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

08/29/2014

Yaroslav Kolchin climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Judge: Russian Tourist Accused Of Climbing Brooklyn Bridge Should Clean It

The Russian tourist accused of climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures with his cell phone was back in court Friday.

08/29/2014

Athena Skeeter (Credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Day Care Worker Indicted In Toddler’s Death

A grand jury charged Athena Skeeter with second-degree murder and first- and second-degree manslaughter, the district attorney’s office said.

08/28/2014

Robert Vineberg is arraigned on drug charges Feb. 5, 2014.  (Credit: Pool)

Manhattan Man Linked To Philip Seymour Hoffman Pleads Guilty To Heroin Possession, Will Avoid Prison

Robert Vineberg pleaded guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday to a low-level heroin possession charge.

08/28/2014

Alleged Social Security scammers John Minerva, Thomas Hale, Joseph Esposito, Raymond Lavallee. (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Retired Cop Pleads Guilty To Involvement In Disability Scam

A 70-year-old retired police officer, Joseph Esposito, has plead guilty to stealing more than a million dollars in social security benefits.

08/27/2014

President Barack Obama presents artist Jasper Johns with a Medal of Freedom in 2011. (credit: Getty Images)

Former Jasper Johns Assistant Pleads Guilty To Moving Stolen Artwork

James Meyer told the judge he removed 22 pieces from Johns’ studio in Sharon, Connecticut, without the artist’s permission so that he could sell them at a gallery.

08/27/2014

Yaroslav Kolchin climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Russian Tourist In Court After Climbing Brooklyn Bridge

Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old Russian tourist visiting the city from Moscow, is charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and other charges.

08/25/2014

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