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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

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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

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sen. Malcolm Smith Arrested In Alleged Plot To Rig New York City Mayor’s Race

There were three distinct parts to this public corruption and bribery scandal, but in all three money flowed freely and, at times, city and state funds — your tax dollars — paid the freight.

04/02/2013

Michael Steinberg, a portfolio manager for the hedge fund operator SAC Capital Advisors, after his arrest on Friday March 29, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

SAC Capital Portfolio Manager Arrested In Manhattan

A senior portfolio manager for one of the nation’s largest hedge funds was arrested Friday, accused of making $1.4 million illegally in a widening insider trading probe involving an investment company founded by billionaire businessman Steven A. Cohen.

03/29/2013

Billionaire Galleon Group hedge fund cofounder Raj Rajaratnam departs Manhattan Federal Court - New York, NY - Mar 8, 2011 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Bail Hearing For Hedge Fund Founder Raj Rajaratnam

The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan did not indicate at Wednesday’s hearing which way it was leaning in the question over Raj Rajaratnam’s freedom.

11/30/2011

Bronx police officer Jose Ramos, left, appears with his attorney John Sandleitner in Bronx state Supreme Court in New York, Friday, Oct. 28 2011.  (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

16 Officers Plead Not Guilty In Alleged NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal

Fellow police officers packed the courtroom and stood outside to see the accused stand before the judge.

10/28/2011

Billionaire Galleon Group hedge fund cofounder Raj Rajaratnam departs Manhattan Federal Court - New York, NY - Mar 8, 2011 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Raj Rajaratnam Sentenced To 11 Years For Insider Trading

The Galleon Group founder also was fined $10 million. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Holwell announced the sentence after concluding that Rajaratnam made well over $50 million in profits from his illegal trades.

10/13/2011

Billionaire co-founder of Galleon Group Raj Rajaratnam enters federal court - New York - Apr 25, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Sentencing Set For Raj Rajaratnam, Hedge Fund Founder Convicted Of Insider Trading

If federal prosecutors have their way, Rajaratnam will get between 19 1/2 and 24 1/2 years in prison for what they say were more than $72 million in profits for himself and his Galleon Group of hedge funds.

10/09/2011

Danielle Chiesi (L) (credit: AP Photo/Andrew Burton)

Danielle Chiesi Sentenced To Prison In Insider Trading Case

Judge Richard Holwell said he wanted to send a warning to Wall Street; but he still gave Chiesi less than the 3 to 4 years that prosecutors had sought.

07/20/2011

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SEC Reaches Settlement With Insider Trading Convict Danielle Chiesi

Hedge fund manager Danielle Chiesi will be sentenced next week after pleading guilty in what prosecutors have said was the biggest hedge fund insider trading probe in history.

07/14/2011

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