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.
Prosecutor Timothy Howard, however, told jurors that the Silk Road website was an online shopping paradise for the sale of dangerous illegal drugs, and that Ulbricht was the kingpin of the digital criminal enterprise.
Around 2:45 a.m., the back door of an armored car traveling east on the LIE near Yellowstone Boulevard in Forest Hills popped open, and a bag full of money fell out.
An informant has emerged as a down-to-the-wire witness against Pedro Hernandez in the infamous missing-child case, prosecutors revealed Monday.