Queens foster mother faces up to 25 years in prison for severely burning a one-year-old
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A St. Albans woman has been convicted of depraved assault among other crimes after her 19-month-old foster son was discovered to have sustained severe burns to his legs following being scalded by the mother, says District Attorney Richard Brown. The defendant, identified as 35-year-old Shirley Verneus of 203rd St. in St. Albans, Queens, was convicted […]

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Person of the Year: Queens County District Attorney Richard A. Brown
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District Attorney Richard Brown has been here for it all, and he has no plans on going anywhere else. Brown was sworn in Monday for his seventh consecutive full term as the district attorney of Queens County, continuing a 2010 record he set of being the county’s longest tenured chief prosecutor. He has overseen a radical […]

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LIC car dealership stole almost $200K in city and state taxes: DA
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The owner of L.T. Motors Auto Sales Inc., a used car dealership in Long Island City, has been charged with criminal tax fraud and grand larceny for allegedly making away with $195,680 in taxes over six years, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced on Monday. Maxim Fuzailov, 59, of 67th Avenue in Forest Hills — the […]

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Rego Park man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of two on Queens Boulevard

A 24-year-old Rego Park driver has pleaded guilty for killing two pedestrians on their way to work in 2013 after he lost control of his car which he was driving at more than 100 mph, prosecutors said. Leonid Redko pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter and faces a term of three to nine years […]

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Kew Gardens man one of 17 indicted in $32M sports betting ring: DA
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A Kew Gardens man was one of 17 individuals indicted Wednesday on charges of unlawfully operating a “highly sophisticated” online sports gambling enterprise which allegedly booked more than $32 million annually in bets, according to authorities. Johnson Mathew, 31, of Metropolitan Avenue is alleged to have been an agent in the ring and was charged— […]

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