Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByBenjamin Weiser and Vivian Wang Sept. 20, 2018 Joseph Percoco, a former top adviser and confidant to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday in a case that cast a long and unflattering shadow over the Cuomo administration. Mr. Percoco, 49, was convicted in March of soliciting and accepting more than $300,000 in bribes from executives of two companies with state business in return for taking official actions on the firms’ behalf. “I hope that this sentence will be heard in Albany,” Judge Valerie E. Caproni, of Federal District Court in Manhattan, said before sentencing. She said the case had reached to the highest level of the executive branch. “Frankly, it’s not surprising that the citizenry of this state have absolutely lost … [Read more...] about He Was Governor Cuomo’s Closest Aide. Now He’s Going to Prison for 6 Years.
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index A former vice detective is at the center of one of the New York Police Department’s worst scandals in recent years. Here is his story, as uncovered by a team of Times reporters. The retired police detective, Ludwig Paz, 51, is accused of running a syndicate of prostitution and gambling that spanned Brooklyn and Queens and brought in millions of dollars. Credit Credit Supported by ByMichael Wilson, Ashley Southall, Alan Feuer, Al Baker and Ali Winston Sept. 21, 2018 The complaints from neighbors about prostitution flourishing behind the Brooklyn apartment’s thin walls had been flowing into the vice squad for months. Men, arriving at all hours, were asked at the door which nationality of women they preferred: “Brazil? Peru?” Police officers swooped in one day in September 2017, slamming through the door with a battering ram, but they left empty-handed. The brothel on the border … [Read more...] about The Brothel Empire and the Ex-Detective, Always One Step Ahead of the Law
CRIME 09/21/2018 12:27 am ET The shooting reportedly took place at a family gathering to mark the death of a person who died of cancer earlier on Thursday. Sept 20 (Reuters) - Five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl, in Syracuse, New York on Thursday, the city’s police chief said. Police responded to a shooting in the city in upstate New York shortly after 9 p.m. local time, the department said in a statement posted on Twitter by a producer for National Public Radio. “This is very tragic event,” Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said during a news conference. “This is something that cannot occur in our community.” #Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler says five victims were shot at 1313 Midland Avenue, with victims ranging in age from 8 to 35 years old. pic.twitter.com/Cpf1fHA3Ke— Spectrum News CNY (@SPECNewsCNY) September 21, 2018 Fowler did not disclose the condition of the five wounded people. The Syracuse … [Read more...] about Shooting In Syracuse, New York Sends Multiple Victims To The Hospital
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index A region that once attracted heavy industry is coping with an influx of Bitcoin speculators, lured by an abundance of cheap electricity. Computers mining cryptocurrency in a former Alcoa aluminum plant in Massena, N.Y., near the Canadian border. Credit Credit Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times Supported by ByPatrick McGeehan Sept. 19, 2018 MASSENA, N.Y. — The hulking aluminum plant in this northern border town is starting to spew heat and noise again, four years after Alcoa shut it down. But now the hot hum comes from thousands of Chinese computer servers whirring away 24 hours a day for a very modern purpose: producing Bitcoins and other digital currencies. The crackerbox-size machines stacked inside rusty cargo containers are powered by the same cheap source of electricity once used to extract aluminum from ore. They represent the first stage of an obscure company’s plan to convert … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Miners Get Chilly Reception in New York’s Rust Belt
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySharon Otterman Sept. 18, 2018 Four men who were repeatedly sexually abused as children by a religion teacher at a Catholic church in Brooklyn received a $27.5 million settlement from the Diocese of Brooklyn on Tuesday, in one of the largest settlements ever awarded to individual victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The settlement comes two weeks after the New York State attorney general announced a statewide civil investigation into sex abuse within the Catholic Church and its cover-up by church leaders. It also comes in the wake of an extraordinary grand jury report in Pennsylvania detailing the abuse of more than 1,000 children by hundreds of priests over decades, and as Pope Francis faces intense pressure globally to take action against bishops and cardinals for their … [Read more...] about Brooklyn Diocese to Pay $27.5 Million to Settle 4 Sex Abuse Cases