U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

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Avon To Pay $135 Million After Unit Admits To Bribing Chinese Officials

Avon Products Inc. will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there.

12/17/2014

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Correction Officer, Terrence Pendergrass, Convicted In Rikers Island Inmate’s 2012 Death

A New York City jail correction officer has been convicted of a civil rights charge after a jury concluded he ignored the pleas of a dying Rikers Island inmate who had swallowed a toxic soap ball.

12/17/2014

Correction Officer Austin Romain has been convicted of smuggling items into the jails at Rikers Island. (Credit: CBS2)

Rikers Correction Officer Convicted Of Smuggling Pot, Other Items

A Rikers Island correction officer was convicted Friday of smuggling drugs and other items into the jail.

12/12/2014

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Federal Authorities In N.Y. Charge 7 In Georgia-Based Debt Collection Scam

Federal authorities in New York say they’ve brought criminal charges against seven people in a debt collection scam run out of Georgia.

11/18/2014

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Texas Man Charged In New York In First Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Case

Federal prosecutors in New York on Thursday announced the first bitcoin securities fraud case, accusing a Texas man of engineering a Ponzi scheme involving bitcoins.

11/06/2014

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NYC Accused By Feds Of Ripping Off Medicaid With False Claims

The federal government has filed a lawsuit against New York City, alleging that the city ripped off Medicaid for millions of dollars by submitting tens of thousands of false claims.

10/27/2014

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West Islip Man Sentenced For Defrauding Broadway Producers Of ‘Rebecca’

A former stockbroker who admitted conning the Broadway producers of “Rebecca” has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

10/10/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: More Reforms Needed at Rikers Island

A federal prosecutor cautioned Tuesday that New York City’s efforts to curb abuses of youth offenders at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex need to go further.

09/30/2014

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Reports: Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal Mentioned As Possible Attorney General Replacement

Connecticut’s senior senator is being mentioned in reports as a possible choice to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.

09/26/2014

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Mayor Bill De Blasio: ‘It’s A Very Bad Situation’ In NYC Jails

Amid continued scrutiny of problems at Rikers Island and other New York City jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio said bluntly that the situation in the city’s correction department is very bad.

09/23/2014

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NY Investor Firm Exec, Michael Lucarelli, Charged With Insider Trading

Michael Lucarelli was a director at Manhattan-based Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates Inc. when he made the illegal trades over the last year, prosecutors said as they announced 13 securities fraud charges.

08/26/2014

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Investigations Chief At Rikers Island Resigns Amid Brutality Report

Federal reports called Finkle’s investigation division ineffectual, understaffed and biased in favor of correction officers.

08/22/2014

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Poll: Most Think Corruption Is Big Problem In Albany

A new poll released Monday indicated that most New York state voters believe corruption is a serious problem in Albany, but most are unfamiliar with the anti-corruption commission the governor shuttered in April.

08/11/2014

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Former NYC Councilman Daniel Halloran Convicted Of Bribery

Halloran was found guilty Tuesday in a scheme to bribe Republican party leaders so state Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, could run for the GOP line in the New York City mayoral race.

07/29/2014

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6 Accused Of Drug Trafficking Out Of Bronx Grocery Store

According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the successful drug trade at the store also led to violence.

06/24/2014

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