Preet Bharara

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Sue New York City Over Rikers Island Jail Violence

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.

12/18/2014

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Liberty Reserve Founder Due In Court In $6 Billion Money Laundering Case

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.

10/14/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Jails Boss Faces Tough Questions About Treatment Of Juvenile Inmates On Rikers Island

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.

10/08/2014

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Preet Bharara Deflects Attorney General Speculation

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.

09/30/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: NYC Might Face Legal Action Over Rikers Violence Stats

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.

09/22/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: Violence Pervasive At Rikers Island Juvenile Jails

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.

08/04/2014

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

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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

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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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