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The case against Odessa Safety comes after undercover agents reported they exchanged cash for documents that falsely certified they received 40 hours of required safety training.
Executives of the Brooklyn-founded seafood restaurant have been accused of a “Ponzi scheme,” an “undercapitalization scam” and “illegal deception.”
Retired officer Kruythoff Forrester was accused of menacing three youths in 2021, but his arrest was voided about an hour after two top cops showed up at the Brownsville precinct house.
A former party leader in the borough says ‘ghost appointees’ are not a new phenomenon.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office contends six developers ‘fraudulently obtained’ more than $1 million in tax credits aimed at boosting affordable housing.
Evener Leon didn’t pay his gas or heat bills but instead gave tenants space heaters and hot plates in what a judge said was “an absolute disaster waiting to happen.”
The plea on behalf of Nachemya Weberman, who has only served nine years of a 50-year sentence, appears to be the only time District Attorney Eric Gonzalez intervened for someone convicted of a sex crime.
Mark Hale, who himself led Brooklyn’s wrongful-conviction unit, faces tough questions about what he knew, and when, during the decades-old murder trial of Anthony Sims.
The first Latino chief prosecutor in New York is considering a statewide campaign if AG Letitia James vies for governor. Queens DA Melinda Katz and state Sen. Mike Gianaris are also pondering runs, THE CITY has learned.
The race for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s seat is crowded and fierce. Here’s the rundown on the candidates and more ahead of the June 22 primary.
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