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.
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.
A bizarre incident led to tragedy in Rockland County on the afternoon of Feb. 20 after a man was accused of running over a family with his car. New York police apprehended the 35-year-old man following a standoff outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Haverstraw. The man is charged with murder, with several more charges expected to be filed at a later time. Reportedly, he has retained criminal defense counsel.
A man accused of transporting some 60 pounds of marijuana has been taken into custody, according to state officials. The 34-year-old man, who hails from Brooklyn, New York, was arrested on Feb. 8 after a routine traffic stop. He is currently being held without bail at a correctional facility and was due to appear for arraignment in Third Division Court on Feb. 11. While the report did not clarify whether he had retained criminal defense counsel at this time, he is legally mandated to be represented when he faces arraignment and for the duration of the criminal trial.
A man from Tuscarora is in custody following a tragic snowmobile accident that claimed the life of his wife. New York law enforcement has charged the man with felony driving while intoxicated as well as several other charges. He is currently in a county jail without bail awaiting a trial date, where he will be represented by a criminal defense attorney.
Four people in Rochester, including a minor, are facing serious charges after an alleged plot was uncovered to attack a local Muslim community. New York police arrested three men, aged 20, 19 and 18, as well as a minor who is being charged as an adolescent offender. It is unclear at this time whether any of the four have sought criminal defense representation.
A 35-year-old Brooklyn lawyer is in hot water after being accused of sexual assault, according to local sources. The New York man, who practices business law, was arrested on Jan. 4 after being accused of assaulting a number of women back in 2014 and 2015. He was expected in court on Jan. 10, at which time he would likely have been represented by a criminal defense attorney.
A man in Watervliet is facing a serious charge after he allegedly accidentally shot his nephew, according to local sources. New York police were notified of the alleged shooting after the victim arrived at a local hospital. His uncle is currently out on bail in advance of a trial date, where he will be represented by a criminal defense attorney.