U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara
Peter Senese set up two websites claiming he was the founding director of a not-for-profit operation called the “I CARE Foundation,” prosecutors said. On the sites, he claimed to have a track record of recovering children who had been abducted and taken abroad.
From his use of Twitter to a so-called “perp walk” that consisted of a car ride, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Thursday defended his handling of the arrest of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
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.
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.
A Rikers Island correction officer was convicted Friday of smuggling drugs and other items into the jail.
Federal authorities in New York say they’ve brought criminal charges against seven people in a debt collection scam run out of Georgia.
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.
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.
A former stockbroker who admitted conning the Broadway producers of “Rebecca” has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.
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.
Connecticut’s senior senator is being mentioned in reports as a possible choice to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.
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.
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.
Federal reports called Finkle’s investigation division ineffectual, understaffed and biased in favor of correction officers.
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.