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3 Years, 4 Months In Prison For Former LIRR Foreman In Disability Fraud Scheme

A former Long Island Rail Road train maintenance foreman was sentenced to more than three years in prison Wednesday for his role in a disability claims scheme at the railroad.

03/05/2014

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Report: 2 LIRR Employees Plead Guilty To Fraud Scheme

Two more Long Island Rail Road retirees pleaded guilty to charges of disability fraud just as before their trial was set to begin, according to a published report.

09/23/2013

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Judge Picks Organizer For Public Meetings On Stop-And-Frisk

A federal judge on Wednesday appointed the head of a nonprofit center for justice policy research to organize public meetings to ensure the city’s stop-and-frisk policy is carried out constitutionally.

09/04/2013

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De Blasio: Quinn’s Legal Filing To Implement Stop-And-Frisk Reforms Is ‘Desperate’

In filing papers against the city’s push to continue the stop-and-frisk program during an appeal of a riling against it, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn might have painted herself as a target.

09/03/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: CBS 2)

Quinn: Court-Ordered Changes To Stop-And-Frisk Should Start Now

City officials have filed notice to appeal the ruling against the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants court-mandated changes to go ahead regardless.

08/17/2013

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett To Sue NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he will file a federal lawsuit against the NCAA in a bid to overturn the hefty sanctions imposed on Penn State University in the wake of the Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

01/02/2013

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Martin Kessman Sues White Castle, Says Booths Are Too Small At Nanuet Restaurant

An Airmont man is suing White Castle because he says booths at the company’s Nanuet restaurant are too small for his 290-pound frame.

09/13/2011

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Connecticut Doctor Accused Of Insider Trading In Manhattan

An Ivy League-trained physician who became a health care investment analyst surrendered Wednesday on charges that accuse him of evading $30 million in losses.

04/13/2011

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Judge: Lockout Ruling To Take “Couple Of Weeks”

The federal judge overseeing the NFL players’ request to lift a lockout by the owners says it will take “a couple of weeks” to rule.

WFAN–04/06/2011

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More Charges in Insider Trading Probe

Federal authorities expanded their crackdown on insider trading that masks itself as legitimate market research.

02/08/2011

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3 Calif. Men Plead Guilty In N.J. Ticket Scam Case

Three California men who made more than $25 million reselling illegally purchased tickets to concerts and sporting events have pleaded guilty in federal court in New Jersey.

11/18/2010

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NY Jury Sides With Citigroup In EMI Dispute

A jury deliberated only a few hours before concluding Thursday that Citigroup did not fool a British private equity firm into buying music company EMI in 2007 at an inflated price, ending a three-week trial that had pitted two former friends and powerbrokers in the British banking world against each other.

11/04/2010

FILE - This undated file photo released by the FBI shows terror suspect Aafia Siddiqui. The U.S.-trained scientist from Pakistan who was convicted of trying to murder U.S. agents and military officers in Afghanistan should be sent to prison for 12 years rather than life because she is mentally ill, her lawyers said in court papers Wednesday Sept. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

Pakistani Scientist Gets 86 Years For Firing At Troops

Aafia Siddiqui, 38, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Judge Richard M. Berman, who said “significant incarceration is appropriate.”

09/23/2010