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Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro (credit: Facebook)

Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro Avoids Jail Time For Government Cooperation

The judge focused on Castro’s four years as a government cooperator in which he wore a wire and brought down other crooked politicians.

09/11/2014

Gigi Jordan (credit: CBS 2)

Peninsula Hotel Staff Testifies In Trial Of Socialite Mom, Gigi Jordan, Accused Of Killing Son

The trial of wealthy mother Gigi Jordan, accused of killing her young, autistic son with prescription pills, continued Thursday with the hotel staff’s testimony.

09/11/2014

Jeff Wilpon (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Former Team Exec Claims Mets Fired Her For Being Pregnant Out Of Wedlock

Leigh Castergine, the former Mets’ head of marketing and ticket sales who was let go last month, is claiming that she was unfairly terminated.

09/10/2014

Shia LaBeouf appears in court in New York City on Sept. 10, 2014. (credit: Pool)

In Wake Of ‘Cabaret’ Fiasco, Actor LaBeouf Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct

Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at a Broadway show this summer.

09/10/2014

Gigi Jordan (credit: CBS 2)

Trial Begins For Socialite Gigi Jordan, Accused Of Killing Son In NYC Hotel

Socialite Gigi Jordan was arrested in 2010 after police said they found her 8-year-old son, Jude Mirra, dead from a drug overdose in a 16th-floor suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Midtown.

09/10/2014

Derek Boogaard (credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

2 Arrests Made Stemming From Drug Sales In Derek Boogaard’s Death

A former minor league hockey player has been arrested on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild who died of an accidental overdose.

09/09/2014

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Admissibility Of Videotaped Confession Of Etan Patz’s Murder To Be Focus Of Hearing

The videotaped confession that is the heart of the murder case against Pedro Hernandez will be viewed in court, focusing on the admissibility of the confession.

09/09/2014

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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

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