A total of 18 people have been arrested following nearly two years of investigation into alleged gang activities, according to local and state sources. Half of those arrested on gun and drug charges in Queens are reported to be members of two notorious New York City gangs, including the 97th Street Trinitarios and #Hot97Boyz, according to the District Attorney's Office. All 18 people are currently awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court, where they will each be individually represented by a criminal defense attorney.
Two people are in custody after the tragic death of their 3-year-old son, according to local sources. New York authorities in Seneca Falls arrested the couple and have charged them with several counts of murder and associated crimes. If they are found guilty, they could face years in prison, and each individual is likely focused on preparing a criminal defense as the case heads to court.
A 59-year-old leader of New York's prominent Orthodox Jewish community is facing a serious allegation after an investigation was launched into his activities, according to local sources. The man, who is a leader of an auxiliary police force servicing New York's Orthodox neighborhoods, is facing charges of statutory rape and sexual abuse, as well as other charges. He stands accused of abusing a teenage girl, and if he is found guilty, he could face jail time as well as the loss of his community position. He is likely focused on preparing his criminal defense as the case heads to court.
A woman believed to be responsible for killing two children in a car crash has been indicted by a court in Brooklyn. The accident took place back in March in New York City and claimed the lives of a 4-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy. The woman is facing charges of negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and more. She is expected to appear in court on June 13, and she has entered a plea of not guilty to all charges, though it is unclear whether she has retained criminal defense counsel.
A man who is believed to have misled a senior citizen into believing she had won the lottery is being charged with grand larceny. The man reportedly fooled the New York woman into turning over money for taxes to be paid on a nonexistent lottery win. The man is likely working alongside criminal defense counsel to prepare for the upcoming court proceedings.