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Yehuda Katz (Image via CBS2)

Auxiliary NYPD Officer Accused Of Hacking Police Computer, FBI Database In Fraud Scheme

Yehuda Katz allegedly installed a hidden camera in the traffic safety office in the 70th Precinct station house and a device that would allow him to access a computer there remotely.

03/17/2015

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973),  seen in 1946. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Picasso Painting Was Stolen In France, Smuggled Into U.S. As ‘Toy’

A Picasso painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France, and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely labeled it as an “art craft” when it was shipped, authorities said Thursday.

02/26/2015

A federal criminal complaint against three Brooklyn men accused of trying to leave the country to join ISIS. (Credit: CBS2)

FBI: 3 Brooklyn Men Arrested For Attempting To Join ISIS, Plotting Terror Attacks In U.S.

FBI agents arrested three Brooklyn men for allegedly attempting to travel abroad to join the terror group ISIS, with one man agreeing to kill President Obama if ordered to, according to authorities.

02/25/2015

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Defendant To Appear In Court In Brooklyn On Charges Of Helping Orchestrate Truck Bombing In Iraq

A defendant has been extradited and was set to appear in court in Brooklyn on Saturday, on charges that he helped orchestrate a terrorist attack that killed five servicemen in Iraq in 2009.

01/23/2015

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Two Long Island Couples Arrested For Allegedly Short Selling Property to Catholic School

Two Long Island couples have been arrested on bank fraud and conspiracy charges after allegedly short selling a foreclosure property to a Hempstead Catholic school, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

07/22/2014

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N.J. Man Convicted Of Luring Girl, 15, To Office For Sex

A federal jury in Brooklyn convicted a man Wednesday of luring a 15-year-old girl for sexual activity under the false pretense of offering her a job.

07/09/2014

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Prosecutors: NYPD Officer, 2 Others Extorted $24,000 From Astoria Restaurant Owner

NYPD officer Besnik Llakatura was caught on wiretap joking about how he “taxes” the local businesses, prosecutors said.

12/03/2013

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch (credit: Justice Dept.)

Prosecutor: NYPD Detective Indicted In $10 Million L.I. Burglary Ring ‘Sold His Honor’

Police and prosecutors say that between 2009 and 2012, the ring committed more than 45 commercial and residential burglaries on Long Island. The federal indictment of the five men was unsealed Thursday.

11/14/2013

Ronell Wilson, on right. (credit: CBS 2)

Convicted Cop Killer Ronell Wilson Gets Death Penalty

Ronell Wilson, 31, was convicted of killing undercover detectives Rodney Andrews and James Nemorin on Staten Island in 2003. The two were posing as gun buyers.

09/10/2013

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L.I. Doctor Admits To Illegally Distributing Thousands Of Oxycodone Pills

The 70-year-old doctor admitted knowing that some of those people who got prescriptions had no medical reason for the painkillers.

07/11/2013

Clockwise from top left: Antonio Lira-Robles, Benito Lopez-Perez, Jose Barrientos-Perez, Anastasio Romero-Perez (credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

U.S. Attorney Announces Crackdown On Sex Trafficking Suspects

A mother coerced into the sex trade was reunited with her captive child for the first time in 10 years, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch announced today.

12/10/2012

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Brooklyn Cop Accused Of Pepper-Spraying, Unlawfully Detaining Man

A seven-year veteran of the New York Police Department is in trouble with the feds.

10/05/2011