NYPD officer Besnik Llakatura was caught on wiretap joking about how he “taxes” the local businesses, prosecutors said.
The newest defendants are allegedly part of a New York-based cell that swiped $3 million in 10 hours by hitting thousands of ATMs using stolen data from debit cards issued by banks.
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.
Marcos Alonso Zea, also known as Ali Zea, of Brentwood is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists, obstruction of justice and more.
A Pakistani man living in Brooklyn ordered the deaths of two people in Pakistan as retaliation after his daughter was freed from an arranged marriage there, prosecutors said.
Ronell Wilson, 31, was convicted of killing undercover detectives Rodney Andrews and James Nemorin on Staten Island in 2003. The two were posing as gun buyers.
The three are charged with conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act and unlicensed firearms dealing, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said.
Prosecutors said the global scheme involved pumping up the value of penny stocks. The defendants then allegedly dumped their shares and, in the process, fleeced tens of thousands of investors out of $140 million.
Federal authorities announced Wednesday a high school student from Long Island pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his plans to travel to Yemen to volunteer to fight for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Federal agents and police raided nearly a dozen 7-Eleven stores on Long Island Monday as part of an investigation into identity theft and human smuggling.
The once-influential politician was convicted previously in a separate case alleging he looted more than $500,000 from taxpayer-subsidized health clinics in the Bronx.
Alleged members of a local cyber crime cell stole nearly $3 million from thousands of ATMs across New York City in a matter of hours, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
State Sen. John Sampson has been indicted on two counts embezzlement, five counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to the FBI, prosecutors announced Monday.
A Long Island programmer and systems manager is charged with hacking into his former employer’s computer system and causing more than $90,000 in damage.
Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, also known as “Spin Ghul,” was named in court papers made public on Wednesday in New York City.