David Shaftel

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  • 6 years ago

    Legendary local attorney Robert Simels is only being punished for representing some of New York's most unredeemable gangsters, say some in local legal circles. Kind of a what-goes-around-comes-around situation. Simels not only lawyered for mafia t...

  • 10 years ago

    On the shelves of Sonny Hoang's supermarket in New Orleans East, bags of Zatarain's crab boil sit next to bags of glutinous white rice, cans of jackfruit share space with Louisiana brand hot sauce. Behind the counter, Hoang, 35, does a brisk busin...

  • 10 years ago

    "These are not normal dogs," says Tyler Eison, gazing reverently at a litter of seven-week-old pit bull puppies. "I like having very vicious, angry dogs. I'm going to teach them not to like other dogs. I'm going to agitate them, make them aggressi...


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