All eight are charged with receiving bribes, unlawful gratuities, and official misconduct.
On Sunday, a drone came within 25 feet of a Shuttle America flight as it was about to touch down at JFK Airport.
Investigators used wire taps, stakeouts, video surveillance, and intercepted thousands of phone calls in order bring down the ring.
A Queens man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in last month’s shooting of a New York Police Department officer.
Seven baggage handlers who worked at Kennedy Airport have been charged with stealing electronics — including cell phones, iPads and laptops, jewelry and other items from travelers’ checked luggage, Queens DA Richard A. Brown said.
Luis Chango, 45, and Rosa Jerez, 37, were arraigned Monday on multiple charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
The district attorney’s office said the 12-year-old girl, weighing only 58 pounds, was repeatedly beaten and starved between Dec. 1, 2012 and May 6, 2014.
Nicole Kelly, 22, was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge from the hospital via a video hook up, the Queens County District Attorney’s Office said.
Joy Morsi, 39, was rearrested Wednesday and charged with sexually abusing a second 16-year-old male student, prosecutors said.
Physical education teacher Joy Morsi of Massapequa was arraigned Tuesday on charges of rape, criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child.
Andrew Barrett, 22, was convicted of first-degree course of sexual conduct, first-degree rape, first-degree attempted rape, and third-degree robbery, the Queens District Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday.
A Queens man convicted of first-degree murder in the torture death of his ex-girlfriend in 2012 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors say the images were discovered April 1 by a technician at a Best Buy electronics store in Long Island City where Michael Murray, 61, took the laptop to be repaired.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Richard Thomas was arraigned on first degree rape and sodomy charges for the July 1996 attack.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday that Randolph Ardila was arrested after an officer saw the box in a car that witnesses identified leaving the robbed house.