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Two Accused Russian Spy Couples Appear in Federal Court

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Yonkers and Montclair couples accused of being secret Russian spies are appearing in federal court in Manhattan Thursday afternoon for their bail hearing. They are four out of the 11 accused after being arrested in an FBI operation earlier this week.

In a letter to ...

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Bronx Landlord Jailed for Continued Housing Violations

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A Bronx landlord continues to sit in jail for failing to make necessary repairs.

In an extremely rare move, the Bronx Housing Court last week ordered Sam Suzuki to be held behind bars until he corrects the nearly 700 open housing violations at his five-story building ...

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Spies Among Us: How Common is Espionage?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

As more details emerge about the 11 people accused of being secret Russian spies, many are wondering ... are there others out there?

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Court Voids Death Penalty for Killer of 2 NYPD Officers

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A federal appeals court on Wednesday tossed out the first federal death sentence given in New York in five decades. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Ronell Wilson needs to be re-sentenced because prosecutors improperly advised the jury that Wilson's failure to plead ...

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Spies Among Us: How Common Are Espionage Rings?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

As more details emerge about the 11 people accused of being secret Russian spies, many are wondering ... are there others out there? And how many? Espionage and intelligence experts say the answer is, "More than you think."

In fact, the U.S. government keeps a running ...

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Kagan's Family Watching Senate Supreme Court Hearings

Monday, June 28, 2010

Senate confirmation hearings begin Monday afternoon in Washington for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

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City’s Tough Handgun Laws Could be Challenged by Supreme Court Ruling on Chicago

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Supreme Court has ruled that cities and states cannot violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms when they enact gun control laws. By a 5-4 vote, the Court held that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, ...

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Kagan's Family in NYC: 'Just Incredibly Proud'

Monday, June 28, 2010

Senate confirmation hearings begin Monday afternoon in Washington for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Her brother Irving Kagan will be seated behind her while she testifies.

For weeks, the White House has recommended that Irving Kagan and his brother Marc avoid talking to the media, but ...

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Trial Begins for Contractor Accused in Crane Collapse

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The manslaughter trial has begun for the contractor accused of causing the March 2008 crane collapse in midtown Manhattan that killed seven people.

In their opening argument, prosecutors say the case comes down to four polyester security straps that defendant William Rapetti relied on to support ...

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Faisal Shahzad Pleads Guilty to 10 Terror-Related Charges

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-born American citizen who attempted to blow up a car in Times Square, pleaded guilty yesterday to ten terror-related charges. “I want to plead guilty 100 times over,” said Shahzad in Manhattan federal court. He went on to describe his training in Pakistan and the events leading up to the attempted bombing.

We talk with WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang, who was in the courtroom.

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Times Square Bomb Plot Suspect Pleads Guilty

Monday, June 21, 2010

The man charged with the failed car bomb attack in Times Square pleaded guilty on Monday to all 10 terror-related charges against him.

Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, nodded calmly and cordially during the entire one-hour court proceeding as Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum read each ...

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Alleged Mortgage Scammers Charged as Part of 'Operation Stolen Dreams'

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More than 30 people in New York have been charged in connection with mortgage-fraud scams as part of a nationwide federal crackdown dubbed "Operation Stolen Dreams."

Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced charges Thursday in eight separate cases, with ...

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More than 30 Arrested in 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.

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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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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: 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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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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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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