Two men charged in slashing of a girl in Whitestone that was a bloody case of mistaken identity
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BY BRIANNA ELLIS AND ROBERT POZARYCKI A Bayside man allegedly hired a hitman to slash the face of his former underage lover in Whitestone last December, but the hitman instead attacked an innocent victim, prosecutors said. Oakland Gardens’ Wilson Lai, 25, is accused of hiring Pennsylvania resident Devon Berkley, 36, to attack the 16-year-old girl […]

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Flushing couple faces charges after physically and sexually abusing child slaves from Korea
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Flushing couple that exploited two young children for financial gain was indicted on charges of labor trafficking and exploitation this week. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that a grand jury slapped Sook Yeong Park, 49, and Jeong Taek Lee, 53, both of 196th Street in Flushing, with a slew of allegations on Tuesday, May 24. The couple was […]

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An Ozone Park man gets 66 years in prison for shooting an off-duty cop in Jamaica
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An Ozone Park man could spend more than six decades behind bars for shooting an off-duty police officer who responded to a domestic violence incident in Jamaica nearly three years ago. Jose L. Bernazard, 42, a former resident of 88th Street in Ozone Park, received the lengthy sentence on Thursday for the Father’s Day 2013 shooting of […]

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900,000 illegal cigarettes seized in Queens tax scheme, DA says
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Two men from Maspeth and Middle Village face serious jail time for having more than 900,000 illegal cigarettes in their possession, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. Brown identified the defendants as Ling F. Shi, 27, of 52nd Road in Maspeth, and He M. Wang, 46, of Dry Harbor Road in Middle Village. According […]

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Astoria man, who peacefully lit his cigarette after stabbing a guest to death, was sentenced to 25 years to life
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An Astoria man who fatally stabbed his guest was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years to life, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Wahid Elawame, 39, of Steinway Street, was found guilty on April 6 of second-degree murder. On May 4, 2012, Elawame was in his apartment with three other men. At approximately 11:30 p.m., the victim, Mrwan Said, tried […]

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