Convictions of Martin Heidgen, Taliyah Taylor and Franklin McPherson hinged on prosecutors’ contention they acted with “depraved indifference to human life.”
Police and prosecutors say that between 2009 and 2012, the ring committed more than 45 commercial and residential burglaries on Long Island. The federal indictment of the five men was unsealed Thursday.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said the suspects placed “skimming” devices and hidden cameras near ticket vending machines in Chappaqua, Sea Cliff, Bayside, Great Neck, Merillon Avenue, and Greenvale stations.
Convicted drunken drivers are too often lying about not owning cars to avoid having to use breath-test ignition systems to drive, Nassau County’s district attorney says.
The CEO of a Long Island modeling agency suspected of scamming clients out of thousands of dollars has been arrested in Florida, authorities said.
Sean Crane, 51, pleaded guilty to DWI and other charges Thursday, Nassau County prosecutors said.
The last comprehensive revision of the criminal law in New York State was 1965.
Organizers of the review effort say New York is only one of two states that has kept its age of adult criminal responsibility at 16, along with North Carolina.
The review was prompted after the 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary “Capturing the Friedmans” questioned whether Jesse Friedman had been wrongfully prosecuted.
Friedman, who is married, served 13 years in prison for the sexual abuse but was freed when the case was reopened. He appeared in State Supreme Court in Mineola Tuesday as continues his quest to clear his name.
Many of those arrested in the month-long sting, dubbed “Operation Flush the Johns,” include lawyers, bankers, teachers and medical professionals.
German Gutierrez, 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to assault, depraved indifference, aggravated driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident with serious physical injury, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced.
Pamela Efraimov, 39, walked out of court in Hempstead Tuesday without having to post bail. She is accused of stealing more than $200,000 and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
James Ryan, 26, was arraigned Wednesday on new charges including aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated, among others.
Contractors were were supposed to cut up trees, install water heaters, and remove mold from homes on Long Island damaged by superstorm Sandy.