A woman accused of stealing money from a charity is facing serious jail time if she is found guilty. New York prosecutors have confirmed the 68-year-old former treasurer of a New York Police Department charity may have stolen some $410,000 meant to support families of officers killed in the line of duty. If she is found guilty of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, she could face a minimum of two years in prison, and a maximum of 30 years. She is likely focused on preparing her criminal defense alongside her legal counsel.
Anyone can make a mistake that attracts the attention of law enforcement. If this happens to you, officials may file criminal charges against you.
Four people accused of engaging in a serious fight at a local Applebee's on Long Island are now facing charges. New York authorities in the area arrested four men all between the ages of 24 and 28 after an altercation turned violent, leaving one of the suspects with a punctured lung. All four now face assault charges, with several other charges filed against two individuals. Each of them must now focus on preparing a criminal defense.
A New York man who works for the Harlem Globetrotters was arrested on March 9 under suspicion of sex abuse, according to local sources. The man was taken into custody in Syracuse after he allegedly inappropriately touched a 14-year-old fan at a show. There is no word as to whether the man has retained criminal defense representation at this time.
A man faces serious charges following an altercation with a boy with special needs on a subway car, according to local sources. New York police have confirmed the arrest of a 40-year-old man in an alleged assault against an 8-year-old autistic boy. This has led many to question the efficacy of the Thrive NYC mental health initiative aimed at curbing violent behavior by mentally ill people. So far a court date has not been announced, and it is unclear if the man has criminal defense representation in place.