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FILE -- Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (Credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara: My Office Will Investigate Public Corruption

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says he’s taking over the anti-corruption work that a commission created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo aborted when it was suddenly disbanded in April.

07/24/2014

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Tunisian Man Beats Terrorism Charge, Will Be Deported

Prosecutors in New York say a Tunisian man accused of plotting to organize a U.S.-based terrorism cell is “far more dangerous” than his guilty plea to immigration charges would indicate.

07/16/2014

Some of the fossils being returned to the Mongolian government (Credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

US Officials: Dinosaurs Returning Home To Mongolia

U.S. officials turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80-million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum.

07/10/2014

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jury Selection Underway In Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

Prospective jurors in the corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith were asked Monday if they recognized any names on the witness list.

06/02/2014

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Bronx After-School Worker Charged With Producing Child Porn, Molesting Kids

A 22-year-old man who worked for the past three years at an after-school program in the Bronx is facing federal charges for producing and distributing child pornography.

05/21/2014

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FBI: BlackShades Infected Half-Million Computers

More than a half million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals take over a computer, authorities said as charges were announced Monday.

05/19/2014

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit: justice.gov)

U.S. Attorney Blasts Gov. Cuomo’s Decision To Shut Down Anti-Corruption Commission

Preet Bharara’s office will move aggressively to complete the Moreland Commission’s “important and unfinished work” investigating New York political corruption, he said.

04/10/2014

Courtroom sketch of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (left), as the verdict is read at his terrorism trial in Manhattan federal court, March 26, 2014. (credit: Court art/ Jane Rosenberg)

Bin Laden Son-In-Law Convicted At NYC Terror Trial

The verdict was returned Wednesday for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in federal court in Manhattan.

03/26/2014

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US Announces $1.2B Settlement With Toyota; Says Company Made Misleading Statements On Safety

The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. and filed a criminal charge alleging the Japanese automaker defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

03/19/2014

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Second Portfolio Manager From Stamford-Based Hedge Fund Convicted Of Insider Trader

When prosecutors announced the case against Mathew Martoma in November 2012, they said it may be the most lucrative insider trading scheme of all time.

02/06/2014

Surveillance photo of crowd outside Astramed Physicians in the Bronx, from July 9, 2013. Dr. Terdiman is seen in a white shirt, pointing, in the center. (credit: Office of the NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

Prosecutors: Bronx Clinic Doctors Wrote Bogus Prescriptions For 5.5 Million Oxycodone Pills

The ring operated out of Astramed, a purported medical clinic with multiple locations in the Bronx, prosecutors said. The pills have a street value of up to $550 million.

02/05/2014

An LED sign outside the D Las Vegas advertises that the hotel and casino now accepts Bitcoin. (credit: Getty Images)

Bitcoin Operators Charged In NYC ‘Silk Road’ Drug Bust

The top executive of a Manhattan-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, which let users buy illegal drugs anonymously, authorities said Monday.

01/27/2014

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announces criminal charges against JPMorgan Chase over Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, Jan. 7, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

JPMorgan To Pay Largest Ever Settlement Over Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme

The bank will pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges and a $350 million civil penalty for what the Treasury Department called “critical and widespread deficiencies” in its programs to prevent money laundering and other suspicious activity.

01/07/2014

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit: justice.gov)

Feds: U.S. Citizen Charged With Trying To Acquire Missiles For Iranian Government

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.

10/25/2013

People walk by a Bank of America branch in Times Square on Sept. 20, 2012. (credit: Getty Images)

Bank Of America Found Liable In Mortgage Fraud Trial

Bank of America was found liable for fraud in a civil case the government said captured the frenzied pursuit of profits at all costs just before the economy collapsed.

10/23/2013

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