Judge Nicholas Garaufis

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Mob Boss Turned Government Informant Sentenced To Time Served

Joseph Massino was the highest ranking mobster ever to turn government informant, having served as moss of the infamous Bonanno family.


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Appeals Court: Judge Moved Too Quickly In Calling FDNY Discriminatory

A years-long fight for diversity in the New York City Fire Department headed back to square one on Tuesday.


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NYC Wants Judge In FDNY Discrimination Case Removed

City attorneys said in a brief filed in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis should be removed from the case.


President Barack Obama applauds after he presented former active duty Marine Corps Corporal Dakota Meyer with the Medal of Honor during an East Room ceremony September 15, 2011. (credit:Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Medal of Honor Recipient Won’t Apply To Join FDNY After Judge’s Ruling

Sgt. Dakota Meyer’s lawyer says he doesn’t want to be a “one-person exception” to the deadline and won’t apply.


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Judge Sets Retrial Date For Ronell Wilson, Accused Of Killing NYPD Detectives

Judge Nicholas Garaufis told prosecutors in Brooklyn that no more tax dollars should be spent on the case unless he gets a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder saying he still wants to seek death for Ronell Wilson. Otherwise, Wilson would automatically get a life term.


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Brooklyn Judge Orders Woman To Serve Jury Duty — For Life!

Was she trying to get out of jury duty? Or when she wrote in the questionnaire that “African-Americans, Hispanics and Haitians” are the three people I admire the least — is that how she really felt?