A Brooklyn grand jury voted Friday to indict Mingdong Chen, 25, for the killings. First degree murder no longer carries the death penalty in New York State, but does apply in a case of multiple killings.
The judge had ruled that police officers violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of people by wrongly targeting black and Hispanic men with its stop-and-frisk program.
Richard Pearson is notorious on Spring Street and the surrounding neighborhood for verbally and physically assaulting anyone in his path.
Attorney Celeste Koeleveld asked the 2nd U.S. District Court of Appeals to suspend a Manhattan U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin’s August ruling.
Mingdong Chen, 25, did not enter a plea at his arraignment on Monday. He is charged with killing his cousin’s wife and her children in Sunset Park on Saturday. A judge ordered him held without bail.
In response to charges of racial profiling at Barneys, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said it’s a daily phenomenon for police officers to be called in by high-end retailers to investigate suspected shoplifting and credit card fraud.
Avonte Oquendo, who cannot communicate verbally, was last spotted on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.
The charges against Reza Olangian were unsealed on Friday. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said that after Olangian was thwarted in his first attempt back in 2007, he seized a second opportunity last year to arm the Iranian military in violation of international trade sanctions.
Nunez sat in the backseat of a BMW on June 7, 2012, and shot three men at close range with a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, prosecutors argued.
Authorities said they seized more than 68 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $1 million.
The trial against five of Bernard Madoff’s former employees continued Wednesday with testimony from consultants who investigated the firm following Madoff’s arrest.
Conrado Juarez, 52, of the Bronx waived his appearance before a judge Tuesday.
FBI Agent Theodore Cacioppi said he interviewed Bernard Madoff for about an hour before arresting him. The office was then placed under surveillance so evidence could be removed.
The trial follows the 2008 collapse of Madoff’s private investment business, which cost clients nearly $20 billion. A court-appointed trustee has recovered much of the money by forcing those customers who received big payouts from Madoff to return the funds.
Prosecutor Matthew Schwartz introduced the government’s case Wednesday, saying the defendants “helped perpetuate Madoff’s elaborate fiction.” The Manhattan federal court trial is expected to last five months.