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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

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

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

Two men have been accused of distributing a form of heroin nicknamed "Breaking Bad'' that has killed three people. (credit: Handout)

2 NY Men Charged With Selling ‘Breaking Bad’ Heroin Linked To 3 Deaths

Two men from upstate laced their heroin with a powerful anesthetic, stuffed it into packets stamped “Breaking Bad” and sold it around the Hudson Valley, resulting in at least three fatal overdoses, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

06/19/2014

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Leader Of International Sex Trafficking Ring Gets Life In Prison

Bonafacio Flores-Mendez was the leader of a 10-year-long international sex trafficking conspiracy, luring young women from Mexico to New York with promises of a better life, only to force them to work as prostitutes.

05/30/2014

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Feds: NYPD Officer Gave Out Driver’s License Info To Use Fraudulently

Federal agents on Tuesday arrested a New York City Police officer on charges of fraud and identity theft, after he allegedly gave out other people’s driver’s license information to use falsely.

05/27/2014

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Former Rikers Island Correction Captain Accused Of Ignoring Dying Inmate

On Aug. 18, 2012, inmate Jason Echevarria, who was in a mental health unit, swallowed a powerful disinfectant commonly referred to as a “soap ball” which he was given by a new correction officer after a sewage backup in his cell, officials said.

03/24/2014

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Brooklyn Rabbi, Teacher Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

A Brooklyn rabbi and teacher at a girls’ seminary was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, on charges that he was downloading and distributing child pornography.

03/05/2014

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Indirect Investors May Get Cut Of Reclaimed Madoff Fund

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Monday that more than 10,000 people whose indirect investments with Bernard Madoff prevented them from eligibility for billions of dollars will get to make claims against a $2.35 billion fund.

11/18/2013

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Schumer: Seizure Of Midtown Building Sends Strong Message To Iran

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that the forfeiture of a Midtown Manhattan office building allegedly controlled by the Iranian government shows the U.S. means business in sanctions against Iran.

09/18/2013

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit: justice.gov)

U.S. Attorney To Commission: Political Corruption Is Out Of Hand In N.Y. State

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a new state commission Tuesday night that recent corruption in New York state politics infects state and local officials of both major parties, and has reached intolerable proportions.

09/17/2013

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Doctor, 2 Consultants Convicted In LIRR Disability Fraud Scheme

Three defendants were convicted Tuesday in a scheme to help Long Island Rail Road employees receive disability payments by exaggerating or making up ailments.

08/06/2013

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Westchester Basketball Coach Accused Of Sexually Abusing Five Minors

Richard Dinizo, 58, of Cortland Manor was arrested Thursday morning and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and transporting child pornography.

04/25/2013

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