Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a “deep-seated culture of violence” against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex.
Arthur Budovsky, 40, the Costa Rican founder of currency transfer and payment processing company Liberty Reserve, was extradited from Spain to the U.S. on Friday.
In the wake of a scathing federal review of New York City jails, city lawmakers grilled the city’s correction commissioner Wednesday about the treatment of juvenile inmates on Rikers Island.
Bharara joked with reporters in Central Park that his proud mother was calling all the newspapers and asking them to put his name on the list.
A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force meaningful reforms.
New York City jails holding teenage inmates are extremely violent and unsafe and major reforms are needed, the federal government said in a scathing report released Monday.
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.
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.
U.S. officials turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80-million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum.
Prospective jurors in the corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith were asked Monday if they recognized any names on the witness list.
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.
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.
Preet Bharara’s office will move aggressively to complete the Moreland Commission’s “important and unfinished work” investigating New York political corruption, he said.
The verdict was returned Wednesday for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in federal court in Manhattan.
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.