Idelfonso Mendez pleaded guilty Thursday to gang assault, though not to any hate crime charges, in the October 3, 2010 beating that authorities described as a violent act mixed with gang ideology, sexual assault, torture and bias against gays.
One by one, seven corrections officers and three supervisors entered a plea of not guilty to the 53-count indictment in the beating of Jamal Lightfoot.
The members of “6 Wild” allegedly held a gun to their victims’ heads and demanded cash and drugs before severely beating the victims, prosecutors said. In some cases, the victims were strangled, according to authorities.
A grand jury indicted Nouel Alba, 37, on scheme to defraud and identity theft charges, prosecutors said. Bail was set at $10,000 bond or $1,000 cash.
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.
The weapons recovered included handguns, assault weapons, bulletproof vests and “high capacity ammunition feeding devices.”
Officer Richard Haste was released on $50,000 bail Wednesday morning after turning himself in to face manslaughter charges in the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.
Last Sunday, Amos Kamil, an alumnus of the school published a piece in the New York Times Magazine alleging a pattern of sexual abuse took place at the school back in the ’70′s.
James Martin, 40, was extradited to New York on Wednesday from the Somerset Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania on murder and rape charges.
On Tuesday night, March 6, New York’s famed Apollo Theater hosted a diverse lineup of artists paying tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson.
Lawyers for Jateik Reed, 19, say they don’t believe the office of District Attorney Robert Johnson can conduct a real and independent investigation.
Police say 354 guns including an Uzi submachine gun and four AK-47-style assault rifles were turned in during a one-day gun buyback program in the Bronx.