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.
It was seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents after it was sold at auction in New York City for over $1 million last year.
Members of Russian organized crime ran high-stakes poker games attended by professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities and Wall Street titans, federal authorities in New York said.
Both state and federal prosecutors were using Nelson Castro as a mole in Albany. He wore a wire and helped snare Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. Stevenson’s been charged in a bribe-for-legislation scandal.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith, City Councilman Dan Halloran and four others were arrested Tuesday in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called “an unappetizing smorgasbord of greed” involving “six officials who together build a corridor of corruption.”
Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation of a knock-off auto parts ring the FBI says supplied New York City taxi companies.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Ji Yun Lee “functioned as a ‘go-to’ prescription pill dispenser for those who were willing to pay his inflated prices.”
A dozen members of three of the Genovese, Gambino and Luchese crime families are among those in custody, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Attorneys for 15 New York City police officers facing trial on ticket fixing charges asked Judge Stephen Barrett on Monday to toss out or limit key wiretap evidence against the cops.
Daniel Dennis, a station attendant who worked for the LIRR for 30 years admitted Wednesday that he padded his retirement by falsely claiming that he was disabled on the job and no longer able to work.
Officials say the crew’s ringleader, Anibal Ramos, and another member, Anibal Soto, were accused in a July indictment with torturing a kidnapping victim with an iron. The case now has a total of 10 defendants.
The 61-year-old former Bronx councilman told the judge that he remained a “proud man” but was prepared for whatever sentence she would deliver.
Bharara sued the city on behalf of three retired NYPD officers and others who served in the military after 9/11 but said they were short-changed by the city in their pensions.
Eric Prokopi, 38, was charged with conspiracy to smuggle illegal goods, possessing stolen property and making false statements, federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced Wednesday.
The 1961 Pop art painting, titled “Electric Cord,” was recovered in July at a New York storage warehouse, according to the District Attorney investigating the disappearance of the painting.