Last week, a trial in Brooklyn started off with a strange twist. At the federal criminal trial of James Rosemond -- a/k/a Jimmy Henchman -- one of the first things Rosemond's attorney did was kick an unemployed journalist named Chuck Philips out of the courtroom by naming him a witness in the case. ... More >>
State Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman William Boyland turned themselves into police this morning in order to face longstanding allegations of a bribery conspiracy. As the Village Voice's Tom Robbins wrote back in the summer of 2010, Kruger "has been relentlessly soaking [Sout ... More >>
State senator's big stash attracts the FBI
Just in time for the state budget showdown, the FBI is again poking around in the affairs of state senators. The latest probes are encouragingly bi-partisan, which is the best way to do corruption probing. There is one for a Democrat -- state senator Carl Kruger of Brooklyn, whose dealings wi ... More >>
In the running controversy over the Dec. 30 bar mitzvah at the Tombs, we reported that Assistant Correction Commissioner Umar Abdul-Jalil [above] was on "lifetime parole" following his prison stint on drug charges. In fact, that wasn't accurate. As his lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman pointed out this week ... More >>
PPS: He has a web site.
A never-ending tail with a twist: The Hip-Hop Cops follow their man but lose him in the end.