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.
A fatal shooting in upstate in New York has led to the arrest of one man, according to local law enforcement. Police say the 30-year-old man is in custody after a fight at a bar resulted in the death of a 44-year-old man the night of April 22. The man is currently being held without bail ahead of a trial date, and there is no word as to whether he has retained criminal defense counsel at this time.
A student at Binghamton University has been accused of stabbing another student to death on campus, according to local sources. The 20-year-old New York student has pleaded not guilty to the charge of second-degree murder. The plea was entered before the court by his criminal defense attorney on April 16. It is unclear whether he is in police custody at this time.
Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship are doubtless familiar with Irish fighter Conor McGregor, who was charged with one count of criminal mischief and three counts of assault following a bizarre incident during a press event on April 5 in Brooklyn. New York authorities say the acclaimed fighter has already appeared in court and was released on $50,000 bail. When he returns to court in June, he will be accompanied by his criminal defense representation.
Authorities have indicted a man they believe has been bringing the dangerous drug fentanyl into the United States. New York police arrested the 41-year-old Mexican native on suspicion of trafficking enough fentanyl to kill some 10 million people. It has been confirmed that he has retained criminal defense counsel, though his lawyers are not issuing public statements at this time.
Two IT workers for the city of New York have been arrested following a probe into their possibly illegal activities, according to an official statement. The workers, who are employed in separate departments for New York City, are faced with federal fraud and theft charges after it was alleged they resold cellphones meant for city use. No trial date has been announced, but both men will face the charges with criminal defense representation at their side.