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January 30, 2019 - 12:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Charles J. Hynes, a former Brooklyn district attorney who served 24 years as the top law enforcement officer in New York City's most populous borough, has died at age 83. Hynes died Tuesday at a hospice in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Sean Hynes said on Wednesday that his father had...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime New York City district attorney who presided as a judge at the “Son of Sam” arraignment will retire this year. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Wednesday that he won’t seek re-election in November. The 86-year-old Democrat spent 18 years on the bench — and...
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Mugshots showing Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka El Chapo.
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December 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Secretly recorded phone calls played Wednesday at the U.S. trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman make him sound as if he was enjoying his life as a narco-outlaw. "Amigo!'' a cheerful voice identified as Guzman's says at the start of a 2008 call made by an...
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December 05, 2018 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A writer who sued a double-decker bus company after getting hit and seriously injured has been awarded $85 million by a jury. The lawyer for Devan Sipher says the jury in Manhattan made its decision in the civil case late Tuesday following a trial that had started in late October...
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November 16, 2018 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A civil lawsuit filed by immigration rights advocates in New York City is accusing federal authorities of denying detainees their day in court. The suit says those authorities have kept people accused of immigration violations in New York and New Jersey locked up for months before...
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October 23, 2018 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A U.S. appeals court has upheld the conviction and life prison sentence given to a London imam for supporting terrorism. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday there was overwhelming evidence against Mustafa Kamel Mustafa. The court also ruled that Mustafa's 2012...
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September 26, 2018 - 6:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Queens-based criminal defense attorney and another man described as an alleged fixer have been indicted on charges they bribed a witness who testified in a double-homicide trial on Long Island. The 65-year-old lawyer, John Scarpa Jr., pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday...
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August 10, 2018 - 5:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The nation's oldest and largest association for African-American lawyers and judges has created an LGBTQ division for its members. The National Bar Association's president calls it a long-overdue milestone. President Juan Thomas says that if the group is to continue as a leading...
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