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More Than 30 Suspects Arrested in SI Identity Theft Ring

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More than 30 people have been arrested for stealing millions of dollars through an identity theft scheme that stretched from Staten Island to Fort Hood, Texas. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says most of the suspects are Nigerians living on Staten Island who stole personal information ...

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Defending Terrorists: A Legal Challenge Like No Other

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Accused Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad has delayed his second court appearance to give his defense lawyers more time to negotiate. These attorneys are part of a defense bar in the Southern District of New York helping to define new law in the modern era ...

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Defending Terrorists: How You End Up With a Terror Suspect for a Client

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Most of the terror suspects in the Southern District of New York end up with a lawyer who gets paid by the government.

“As a general rule, terror defendants don’t have any money, so they’re not in a position to retain counsel,” says Ron Kuby, a ...

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Defending Terrorists: Lawyers, Not Sympathizers

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Robert Precht still remembers the night someone accused him of helping terrorists murder more people. He was riding the subway after a disturbing day at trial. A photo of a dead pregnant woman had made the jury cry that afternoon. The explosion inside the garage ...

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Former Brooklyn College Student Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Syed Hashmi, a former Brooklyn College student, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in late April to one count of conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaida.

Hashmi, 30, admitted that while he was a graduate student in London, he was ...

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NJ Undercover Unit Key in Terror Arrests

Monday, June 07, 2010

Two New Jersey men accused of planning to join a terrorist group in Somalia appeared in federal court in Newark Monday, where they were charged with conspiracy to kill, maim and kidnap persons outside the U.S.

Much of the evidence against them revolves around taped conversations ...

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NJ Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Menendez Recall

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Jersey's Supreme Court is considering whether a Tea Party group can try to remove Sen. Robert Menendez from office through a recall vote.

In oral arguments Tuesday, a lawyer for the Committee to Recall Robert Menendez said states have the power to decide whether federal ...

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Is it FYE-zl or FEH-sl?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One goal of mine when I went to the courthouse for the appearance of suspected Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was to hear how he pronounces his own name. There's been some debate in the public sphere, and in the WNYC newsroom, about this. But all Shahzad said was "yes" ...

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How Faisal Shahzad's Lawyer Got Assigned His Case

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The man accused of driving a car bomb into Times Square has finally been appointed a lawyer -- after spending two weeks in custody while cooperating with federal investigators. It was an accident of timing that landed Shahzad's file in Julia Gatto's lap on Tuesday, ...

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Terror Suspect Shahzad Appears in Court, Briefly

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of driving a car bomb into Times Square, appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since his May 3 arrest.

He walked in quietly dressed in a grey sweatshirt and sweatpants. His hair was a bit longer than it has ...

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Paterson Won't Rule Out Layoffs

Monday, May 17, 2010

Governor David Paterson is not ruling out layoffs as a way to get savings from the state's workforce after a federal judge last week blocked the governor's plan to furlough workers one day a week.

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With Furloughs On Hold, Paterson Won't Rule Out Layoffs

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gov. David Paterson is not ruling out layoffs as a way to get savings from the state's workforce after a federal judge last week blocked the governor's plan to furlough workers one day a week.

The state is facing a $9.2 billion deficit and Paterson says ...

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Should Terror Suspects Be Read Miranda Rights?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

When American citizen Faisal Shahzad was arrested for the attempted car bombing of Times Square this month, some politicians, like Sen. John McCain, said he shouldn’t have been read his Miranda rights. And this week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced he plans to ask Congress to change the ...

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Should Terror Suspects Be Read Miranda Rights?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

When American citizen Faisal Shahzad was arrested for the attempted car bombing of Times Square this month, some politicians, like Sen. John McCain, said he shouldn’t have been read his Miranda rights. And this week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced he plans to ask Congress ...

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Cause of Ferry Crash Still Undetermined

Monday, May 10, 2010

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say they still cannot determine what caused a Staten Island ferry to slam into a pier Saturday morning, injuring nearly 40 passengers. WNYC's Ailsa Chang has more.

REPORTER: Board member Robert Sumwalt said right now, they're not ruling anything ...

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Holder Claims Link Between Times Square Bomb, Pakistani Taliban

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Speaking Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and ABC’s “This Week,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said last Saturday's failed car bombing attempt in New York City’s Times Square was orchestrated by the Pakistani Taliban. Holder said mounting evidence shows that the group directed, facilitated ...

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Latest on Investigation and Interrogation of Faisal Shahzad

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The question everybody is asking this week has been, who is 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad, the man held and accused of placing a car bomb in New York's Times Square over the weekend? After two days of intense interrogation efforts, news continues to trickle in about the motives and connections behind the attempted attack.

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Court: Lawsuit Challenging NY Public Defender System Can Proceed

Thursday, May 06, 2010

New York's highest court is allowing a class action lawsuit to proceed in challenging New York's system of providing public defenders. The state's chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, ruled the suit could proceed because it poses fundamental questions about the fairness of the system. Donna Lieberman, ...

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Bomb Suspect Waives Right to Speedy Arraignment

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Terror suspect Faisal Shahzad has waived his right to a speedy arraignment. That means it could be a while before Shazad sees a judge for the first time. The decision could have legal costs for Shahzad -- and legal benefits.

Federal prosecutors first announced Shahzad ...

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Alleged Bomber to Arrive at New York Courthouse

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang is at the Manhattan federal courthouse where the alleged Times Square bomb suspect, Faisal Shahzad is expected to arrive. The courthouse is mobbed with news cameras all waiting for his arrival.

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