In 1997, Roger Logan, then 36, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison. Prosecutors said that he had killed Sherwin Gibbons on the night of July 24 after somebody stole Logan's gold chain during a dice game earlier that day. The strongest evidence against him was an eye ... More >>
Over the past year, former NYPD homicide detective Louis Scarcella has become the poster boy for the sketchy police work that led to numerous wrongful convictions in the '80s and '90s. His alleged shady methods are tied to at least four recent exonerations, and the Brooklyn District Attorney's offic ... More >>
Brooklyn has spoken: former police officer and state senator Eric Adams will succeed Marty Markowitz as borough president. Adams has said the latter turned Brooklyn "from the ugly duckling to a beautiful swan." Election day brought fresh blood to Brooklyn: Ken Thompson beat incumbent Charles Hynes ... More >>
For six months, Christopher McPhaul allegedly sold 30 firearms to a Brooklyn man who seemed to be an eager customer. So much so that McPhaul would reach out to the man when he returned to New York with a fresh supply of weapons, according to prosecutors, who say that McPhaul texted the man in code: ... More >>
For authors Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins, the long road to their fascinating new book about mafia boss Alfonso D'Arco, who became the federal government's most successful cooperator, began a decade ago. In Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al, the Man Who Brought Down The Mafia, which hits bookstores to ... More >>
It's pretty clear at this point that a pair of former high school administrators shouldn't be allowed near high school girls anymore, or perhaps women in general, or maybe just other carbon-based life forms. William Abreu was yanked from his job as assistant principal at Progress High School in Will ... More >>
On July 7, 2011, Pablo Negron, 24, and his friends got into a bar fight with a couple of off-duty cops, Jason Reynolds, 28, and Albert Lloyd, 37. Lloyd had apparently made a pass at Negron's girl, and when she rejected him he'd called the curly-haired Negron a "rabbit chinchilla." The fight spilled ... More >>
A man who spent a year in jail before robbery and kidnapping charges were tossed out of court is suing the New York City Police Department and the city for "generating false evidence and ignoring evidence of his innocence," court records show.
A former principal at a Jewish High School in Brooklyn could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison after getting convicted yesterday on 75 counts of sex-with-a-kid-related crimes.The jury in the case against Emanuel Yegutkin found that the former principal at Elite High School in Bensonhu ... More >>
Just so we're all on the same page: Albany County District Attorney David Soares admittedly had sex with a young female staffer. Shamed Assemblyman Vito Lopez is accused of trying to have sex with several young, female staffers. Soares now wants to join the team investigating allegations that Lopez ... More >>
In an apparent attempt to save a little face, Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he's asked disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez to quit his job in the wake of the ongoing sex scandal that's plaguing both pols.Lopez, as you know, has a habit of allegedly sexually harassing young, female sta ... More >>
As we reported earlier, Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make possession of marijuana even less illegal than it already is -- a move that apparently has the support of just about everyone.The governor's office put out a press release this afternoon announcing Cuomo's plan to make possessing weed in "p ... More >>
A Brooklyn thug who fatally pushed a police officer last year was in court today, where was hit with a 28 1/2-year prison sentence.In addition to learning his fate, George Villanueva, 52 -- who has a lengthy criminal history -- used his sentencing hearing to offer a worthless apology to the victim's ... More >>
We're told the man suspected in the "subway slaying" of Joshua Basin has now formally been charged in the 20-year-old's death -- and he's been charged with a couple of misdemeanors.A source tells the Voice that Ryan Beauchamp, 33, faces one count each of misdemeanor attempted assault and harassme ... More >>
That's how a handful of dead-end high-schoolers ended up giving the city a big black eye.
Cyrus Vance Jr.'s campaign to succeed Robert Morgenthau as Manhattan District Attorney is holding its big kickoff fundraiser on March 31st. Tickets range from $50,000 (event chair level), to $500 (mere guest). The event will be held at an interesting location for an aspiring crime-busting DA: Fr ... More >>
Another Manhattan bench press
The latest casualty in New York's ongoing political crime wave is Brooklyn assemblywoman Diane Gordon who was found guilty today in State Supreme Court of taking bribes. Gordon, 57 and a Democrat, was convicted of having tried to steer city-owned land to a private developer who agreed to deliver h ... More >>
In a crime straight out of Bad Lieutenant, a Brooklyn cop was convicted of sexual abuse in the first degree for sexually molesting a female motorist after a traffic stop in Bushwick. Officer Fernando Clerge, 40, will face a maximum of seven years jail time when sentenced next month. The state Supr ... More >>
In a notorious murder case, Rohan Bolt is doing the time. Did someone else do the crime?
Backers of Margarita Lopez-Torres, the insurgent Brooklyn civil court judge who holds the lead in the tight race for the borough's powerful surrogate judge position, say Democratic party bosses are trying to use the courts to take her victory away. With two canvasses of voting machines completed, an ... More >>
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