Posted by admin on August 26, 2013
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that LOUIS MCINTOSH, 32, was convicted today of 11 robbery and firearms counts after a nine-day trial before United States District Judge Sidney H. Stein in Manhattan federal court.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: “Today’s verdict marks the close of Louis McIntosh’s lengthy and violent crime spree of armed robberies, shootings, pistol-whipping and stun gun abuses in Westchester County and elsewhere. The close cooperation between federal and local law enforcement, as happened here, is one of our best weapons against violent crime.” Louis McIntosh convicted.
Posted by admin on June 4, 2013
Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence — and eight others wounded in shootings — bringing the total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours.
Only Staten Island was safe from the wide-ranging spray of gunfire and sickening weekend bloodshed. At least 12 people were blasted in Brooklyn, eight in the Bronx and another four in Queens. The sole person shot in Manhattan took several slugs to the chest and perished in broad daylight. Three killed Sunday
after three were killed Saturday. One of the wounded includes an 11-year-old girl who will never walk again.
Posted by admin on February 18, 2013
‘Three slick thieves smashed and grabbed $2 million in bling from a Four Seasons display case just feet from the Midtown hotel’s front desk yesterday — and made a clean getaway.
The crooks snatched three watches, a necklace, earrings, rings, cuff links and pendants from the Jacob & Co. case at around 2 a.m. and fled in a waiting car on East 57th Street’ The Post has learned.
Posted by admin on January 29, 2013
‘NYPD’s Firearms Investigation Unit recovered 55 illegal firearms, including AR-15s and AK-47s, from a Soundview barber shop and the home of Reinaldo ‘Caspa’ Romero, who was arrested as the alleged ringleader in the gun smuggling scheme.’ Ten perpetrators were charged in the gun smuggling scheme.
Posted by admin on January 27, 2013
‘The New York City medical examiner’s office is undertaking an unusual review of more than 800 rape cases in which critical DNA evidence may have been mishandled or overlooked by a lab technician, resulting
in incorrect reports being given to criminal investigators.’ New York Examines Over 800 Rape Cases
Posted by admin on January 6, 2013
Brooklyn, January 2, 2013 – Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today hailed the people of Brooklyn, the county’s elected officials and the New York Police Department for the extraordinary drop in the murder rate since he first took office in 1990 when there were 780 murders in the borough. Last year the number, at 149, was the first time it was under 150 since 1960. SINCE TAKING OFFICE IN 1990, NUMBER OF MURDERS IN BROOKLYN HAS DROPPED FROM 780 TO 149
Posted by admin on January 4, 2013
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the Office collected more than $2.98 billion in forfeiture actions in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, representing the largest amount collected in a given year by any office since the United States’ asset forfeiture funds were established in the 1980s. The office also collected $526.7 million from civil actions and $76.8 million in restitution, criminal fines, and special assessments in FY 2012. Office Collected Nearly $3 Billion in Forfeitures and More than Half a Billion From Civil Actions
Posted by admin on December 12, 2012
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Ali Oklu, a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer, pled guilty today to participating in a scheme to illegally transport firearms, including M-16 rifles and handguns, and stolen goods across state lines. Oklu pled guilty
in Manhattan federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein. New York Police Department Officer Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Conspiring to Distribute Firearms and Stolen Goods
Posted by admin on December 11, 2012
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and James T. Hayes, Jr.,
the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) announced that, after spending more than 23 years as a fugitive, ISIDORO “MARIO” GARBARINO pled guilty to unlawfully importing more than 100,000 pounds
of Russian and Iranian caviar, valued at more than $10 million, into the United States between 1984 and 1987. GARBARINO was charged by criminal complaint in July 1987 and indicted in November 1987. GARBARINO, who was free on bail after his arrest, fled the country in July 1989 and remained a fugitive until his arrest by the U.S. Marshals in September 2012. He pled guilty in Manhattan
federal court before U.S. District Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy this morning.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: “Isidoro Garbarino ran his high-end importation business
in a low-end way – cheating the government out of millions of dollars in tax revenues and defrauding his international clients who paid top dollar for exotic caviar they did not receive. Twenty-three years is a long time to be on the lam, but Garbarino will now be held to account for his fraud.” Former Head Of Major New York Caviar Distributor Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Multi-Million Dollar Customs Fraud Scheme
Posted by admin on October 29, 2012
Acting Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York (“NYPD”), announced the arrest
of active-duty New York City Police Officer GILBERTO VALLE for conspiracy to kidnap and for illegally accessing the federal National Crime Information Center (“NCIC”) database. VALLE allegedly conspired with more than one individual to kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and cannibalize a number of women, and used the NCIC database to obtain information about a specific woman. He was arrested by special agents of the FBI and detectives from the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau yesterday at his residence in Forest Hills, Queens. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of New York City Police Officer For Kidnapping Conspiracy And Illegally Accessing Federal Law Enforcement Databasens, and will be presented today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman in Manhattan federal court.
Posted by admin on October 23, 2012
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the guilty plea of NICHOLAS MINA, 32, a New York City police officer, for stealing police-issued firearms from his colleagues’ lockers in the 9th Precinct Station House and selling them on the underground market. MINA pleaded guilty to Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Second Degree, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, and Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Third Degree. The defendant is expected to be sentenced on November 7, 2012
Posted by admin on October 19, 2012
Where can you get a Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton for the bargain basement price of $1 million? A Manhattan auction house of course: Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James T. Hayes, Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced today the unsealing of a Complaint charging ERIC PROKOPI with multiple crimes relating to a scheme to illegally import dinosaur fossils into the United States, including a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton from Mongolia, a Saurolophus angustirostris skeleton, also from Mongolia, and a Microraptor skeleton from China. PROKOPI was arrested this morning by federal agents at his home in Gainesville, Florida, and will be presented at the federal courthouse in Gainesville this afternoon. PROKOPI’s arrest follows an earlier civil suit filed by this Office seeking forfeiture of the Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton so that it can be returned to Mongolia. That action is pending before U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Florida Man For Illegally Importing Dinosaur Fossils
Posted by admin on October 10, 2012
These two should seriously think about going straight: Joseph Romano, a convicted boiler room owner, and Dejvid Mirkovic, Romano’s business associate, have been charged in a federal criminal complaint with conspiring to murder a United States District Judge and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Romano, who is currently serving a 15-year-sentence following his conviction for
conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, and Mirkovic allegedly attempted to hire a hitman to kill the judge, who presided over Romano’s underlying case (“the judge”) and the prosecutor who handled the case (“the AUSA”), in exchange for $40,000. Convicted Boiler Room Owner and Business Associate Charged with Plotting to Kill Federal Judge and Federal Prosecutor
Posted by admin on October 7, 2012
The Village Voice reports what everybody pretty much knew, that crime in New York City is rising. The murder rate continues to drop, but in almost every other category and in each borough, crime is going up. It also raises some good questions about the repealing of the Rockefeller drug laws, the drop in NYPD manpower since 2001 and that maybe the NYPD has been manipulating the New York City crime statistics. For the First Time in Twenty Years, New York’s Crime Rate Is on the Rise.
Posted by admin on September 29, 2012
Every once in a while some type of scandal hits the Diamond district in Manhattan, whether it’s fraud or someone staging his own holdup. The place doesn’t have a reputation for its upstanding ethics. So it’s no surprise to me that someone is going around selling gold bars filled with tungsten. This seems to be a very sophisticated scheme that has taking in some knowledgeable people. Counterfeit bars turn up in New York
Posted by admin on September 24, 2012
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (“ICE-HSI”), charged 35 members of a Chinese alien smuggling (snakeheads) and drug trafficking organization based in Sunset Park
section of Brooklyn. Group is also charged with several home invasions, smuggling of aliens, credit card fraud, and drug trafficking. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against 35 Members Of Chinese Alien Smuggling Ring
Posted by admin on September 21, 2012
I find it amazing that the Human Resources Administration has almost 1,000 agents investigating welfare fraud in New York City. But if they actually did save the city almost 1 billion last year and are on track to save even more this year, I guess their worth it. Welfare cops expose poor-ly done scams
Posted by admin on September 17, 2012
I don’t get it! If Federal agents have evidence that points to these two men being innocent of murder, and the Bronx District Attorney’s Office has no problem with them being released conditionally. Then what are these guys still doing in prison. Lawyers have new legal plan to free two ‘innocent’ inmates
Posted by admin on September 14, 2012
The Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE) program is coming to Rikers Island, courtesy of Goldman Sachs using social impact bonds (SIB). “The Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience focuses on personal responsibility education, training, and counseling, with the goal of reducing the likelihood
of re-incarceration” and will introduced to teen inmates on Rikers.
This is what’s in it for Goldman; “If re-incarceration rates for the teens at Rikers drops by 10%, Goldman gets its money back. If they fall further than 10%, Goldman will see a tidy profit. But if rates do not fall by the set target, Goldman stands to lose money.”
I got one question! Who’s going to rehabilitate Goldman Sachs Being good pays
Posted by admin on September 14, 2012
Skynet is online and about to become self-aware. Every single vehicle entering New York City today has its plate entered into a database and checked for warrants. A system of camera’s and sniffers can track a car for days and get a read on radioactive substances. LORD KNOWS WHERE WE’RE GOING! Nowhere to hide from NYPD’s new computer system
Posted by admin on September 10, 2012
The Bronx is just out of control lately. A 2-month-old boy got grazed with a bullet in the 41st precinct near
the Seneca Houses last week. The 41st precinct in the South Bronx, once known as Fort Apache, has seen some of the worst crime in New York City over the years, but these last couple of weeks have been particularly violent. 2-Month-Old Boy Grazed By Stray Bullet in the Bronx
Posted by admin on September 8, 2012
Mayor Mike “Mike the Monarch” Bloomberg doesn’t have a problem with a couple of murders at the West Indian Day parade this year. “There were four homicides this year, versus 12 in 2011; 23 shooting victims
compared with 74 last year; and seven shooting victims Monday, down from 16 last year”.
OK MIKE, IF YOU SAY SO! Mike: 2 slays not that bad
Posted by admin on September 3, 2012
I’m really happy this guy beat this case. For year’s law-enforcement or more specifically Federal law enforcement, have been arresting blue-collar guys for running illegal lotteries (the numbers) and illegal banking operations (loan sharking). While the state gets fat on multiple lotteries and banks using predatory
loan practices make the Gambino crime family look like amateurs.
SO YA! I’M HAPPY THIS GUY GOT A PASS Poker not a gamble, judge rules
Posted by admin on September 1, 2012
NYPD from the 44th precinct in the South Bronx, along with the Special Narcotics Office, round up members of the “Dub City” gang for fourteen shootings in the last 16 months. And the fact that this crew likes to broadcast their crimes on Facebook and YouTube probably made it easy. Prosecutor Bronx gangsters indicted on assault, drugs and weapons charges; used social media to plan attacks
Posted by admin on August 24, 2012
This is the second time in as many weeks that the NYPD has had to kill some lunatic in Mid-town. This time near the Empire State Building At least two people killed, seven wounded in shooting near Empire State building amid midtown Manhattan morning rush
Posted by admin on August 22, 2012
Along with its record breaking market value on Monday, Apple’s numbers are also raising in a very different venue, New York City’s crime statistics. There seems to be a whole underground economy starting in New York and stretching around the globe for stolen iPhones and iPads. Black market for iPhones, iPads fuels city Apple theft wave
Posted by admin on August 21, 2012
Four years after the fact, four people who robbed an armored-car in Manhattan for $330,000 have been arrested, including one of the guards. Four Are Arrested in 2008 Robbery of an Armored-Car
Posted by admin on August 13, 2012
The man who shot Queens anti-gang Sgt. Craig Bier last week has been identified. Sgt. Bier was shot outside the South Jamaica Houses in the 113th Precinct South Jamaica Queens. The NYPD is offering $22,000 for information that would lead them to John Thomas. Police ID suspect wanted in Jamaica cop shooting