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Father, mother and daughter sentenced to combined 418 years in prison

Father. Mother. Daughter. All thieves. A Queens judge Wednesday hammered a family of con artists with a combined 418-year prison sentence for duping fellow Caribbean immigrants out of $1.8 million of their life savings. Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder slammed the Ramsundar family — daughter Shantal, 23, and parents Shane, 52, and Gomatee, 48, — as “the most despicable gang of criminals to ever sit in front of me.” Read More: Daily News


LI homeless teen’s family offered apartment as she competes for $100K Intel science prize

A homeless New York teenager who’s a national Intel science competition semifinalist won’t be homeless for much longer. Samantha Garvey and her family were offered a rent subsidized home by officials in the Long Island county where she goes to school. Garvey is one of 61 students who have a chance at the competition’s top prize of $100,000. The 17-year-old and her family moved into a homeless shelter on Jan. 1. Suffolk County officials made the housing announcement Friday morning at Brentwood High School, where Garvey is a senior. County official Steve Bellone says Garvey and her family can move into the house in about 10 days. Read More: New York Post


Joran van der Sloot to serve 28 years in Peruvian prison

Joran van der Sloot was sentenced to serve 28 years in a Peruvian prison Friday for the 2010 murder of a young woman in his Lima hotel room. Van der Sloot also is considered the chief suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba in 2005. Coincidentally, his sentencing by a three-judge panel in Lima came one day after Holloway was declared legally dead in Alabama. Read More: New York Post


Philly cops bust NJ man accused in brawl

Philadelphia police have arrested a man in connection with the beating of a New York Rangers fan after the NHL’s Winter Classic. Dennis Veteri, 32, surrendered to police Thursday night after an arrest warrant was issued in his name. He was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault, conspiracy aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. Veteri, of Glassboro, NJ, later posted $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 31. Read More: New York Post


Longtime CBS News correspondent Richard Threlkeld killed in car crash

Richard Threlkeld, a former correspondent for CBS News, was killed today in a car crash on Long Island. Threlkeld, 74, who lived with his wife in East Hampton, was driving his Mini Cooper north on the Cross Highway in Amagansett when he collided with a propane tanker that was traveling east on the Montauk Highway, police said. His car then went off the road and hit a fence. He was taken to Southampton Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the tanker, Earl Freyberger, was uninjured in the accident. Read More: New York Post


Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s FBI file reveals drug, gun, murder allegations against Wu-Tang Clan

Newly unsealed FBI documents portray Wu-Tang Clan members as more mobsters than musicians, linking the Staten Island rappers to guns, drugs and a pair of murders. The eyebrow-raising portrait of the renowned nine-man rap crew emerges from the 93-page federal file on the late Russell Jones, better known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard. According to an August 1999 report, NYPD detectives “have documented in their case files that the WTC is involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, car jackings and other types of violent crime.” Read More: Daily News


NYPD suspects veteran officer Monty Green moonlighting as a pimp

NYPD Internal Affairs investigators amassed wiretap and surveillance evidence against a seven-year veteran cop suspected of moonlighting as a pimp, the Daily News has learned. Officer Monty Green was taped “discussing prostitution-related activities,” according to an NYPD Internal Affairs investigative report. In a conversation with a suspected pimp, Green admitted having sex with a hooker and said he wanted to pimp the woman out, the report says. Despite the probe, which dates back to 2009, the married cop has stayed on the force. Read More: Daily News


NY Giants vs. Green Bay Packers: Inside the matchups for the NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on Sunday

Where the Giants have looked to turn short completions into big plays lately, the bomb will be back this week for Big Blue. Green Bay’s secondary can be beaten for big plays down the field. In the December game between these teams, Manning tested the Packers from the first possession, when he hit little-used TE Travis Beckum for a 67-yard strike on the third play of the game. Read More: Daily News


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