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.
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.
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.
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.
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.