U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Local Plastic Surgery Clinic Accused Of Refusing To Treat Patient With HIV

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan is suing a plastic surgery clinic, saying it refuses to treat patients with HIV.

05/06/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested On Corruption Charges

Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Son-In-Law Charged In $7M Ponzi Scheme

A son-in-law of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was charged with defrauding investors out of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme, according to a federal complaint.

04/14/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Judge: Bharara Went Too Far In Slamming Silver, But Indictment Won’t Be Dropped

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara went too far in criticizing former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver upon his arrest, but not so far that the indictment against him must be tossed out, a judge said Friday.

04/10/2015

Peter Senese (credit: stopchildabduction.org)

Prosecutors: Brooklyn Man Conned Parents Of Abducted Children Out Of Money

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.

03/31/2015

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bharara Defends Remarks, Handling Of Sheldon Silver Criminal Case

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.

03/05/2015

Avon catalogs are on display outside an Avon store February 3, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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

FILE -- Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

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

An LED sign outside the D Las Vegas advertises that the hotel and casino now accepts Bitcoin. (credit: Getty Images)

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

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov)

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

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

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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