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Southern Brooklyn Top Cops Snared In FBI Corruption Probe
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Southern Brooklyn Top Cops Snared In FBI Corruption Probe

NYPD probe into Brooklyn South cops makes headlines. (Photo: Liena Zagare) Several high-ranking NYPD officers past and present from Patrol Borough Brooklyn South are facing consequences as the latest corruption probe [http://ditmasparkcorner.com/blog/news/66th-precinct-detective-named-in-federal-corruption-probe-says-new-york-daily-news/] to hit the police department continues its course. Among them? Deputy Inspector James

Several Brooklyn Cops, Past And Present, Get Caught In Corruption Scandal
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Several Brooklyn Cops, Past And Present, Get Caught In Corruption Scandal

NYPD probe includes several Brooklyn cops and makes headlines. (Photo: Liena Zagare)Several high-ranking NYPD officers past and present are facing consequences as the latest corruption probe [/blog/news/66th-precinct-detective-named-in-federal-corruption-probe-says-new-york-daily-news/] to hit the police department continues its course. Among them? Deputy Inspector James Grant, former commanding officer of Sunset Park’

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Michael Grimm, Inmate 83479-053, Begins Eight-Month Prison Sentence

Source: FacebookDisgraced ex-Congressman Michael Grimm, who pleaded guilty [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2014/12/congressman-michael-grimm-expected-plead-guilty-tax-fraud-case/] in December to tax fraud, has turned in his suit and tie for some prison-issued threads. The Daily News reports [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/michael-grimm-start-8-month-prison-sentence-pa-article-1.2369719] that Grimm surrendered himself in to U.S.

Former Assembly Speaker’s Son-In-Law, A Midwood Resident, Accused Of Running Ponzi Scheme
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Former Assembly Speaker’s Son-In-Law, A Midwood Resident, Accused Of Running Ponzi Scheme

Source: Nick Ares/FlickrThe son-in-law of indicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Marcello Trebitsch, of Midwood, was arrested yesterday morning and charged [http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2015/brooklyn-man-arrested-and-charged-in-manhattan-federal-court-in-connection-with-multi-million-dollar-fraudulent-investment-scheme] with running a Ponzi scheme. Trebitsch, 37, allegedly swindled approximately $7 million from multiple clients over five years, promising investors

Grimm’s Ex-Girlfriend Likely To Avoid Jail Time Because Crime Was Motivated By “Personal Relationship” With Congressman
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Grimm’s Ex-Girlfriend Likely To Avoid Jail Time Because Crime Was Motivated By “Personal Relationship” With Congressman

Feds will not be pushing for prison time for Diane Durand, Congressman Michael Grimm ex-girlfriend who pleaded guilty [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/09/congressman-michael-grimms-fraud-trial-begin-december/] to illegally gathering contribution’s for the disgraced politician’s campaign last year. In a letter, prosecutors wrote [http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/

Department Of Buildings Rejects Draft Proposal For 30-Story Building On Voorhies Avenue
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Department Of Buildings Rejects Draft Proposal For 30-Story Building On Voorhies Avenue

Developers behind the 30-story residential building slated for 1501 Voorhies Avenue [/voorhies-tower-gated-entrance-sheepshead-bay-rd-one-bedrooms-start-700k-absolutely-affordable-housing/] will have to submit more documentation before they can break ground on the project after the city disapproved their draft plans. The disapproval is more of a bureaucratic hurdle typical of large-scale projects than it is a barrier

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Congressman Grimm Comes To Chris Christie’s Defense In Bridgegate, Calling Apology “True Leadership”

Grimm, left; Christie, right.Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge and Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm came to the defense of embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today, saying the fellow Republican has “demonstrated true leadership” amid the expanding scandal surrounding the George Washington Bridge. Christie has come under fire after e-mails and

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Crooked Cop’s Four-Day Prison Sentence Slashed To One Day

Hockenjos (Source: NYDailyNews.com)Diego Palacios, the police officer kicked off the force after his bogus arrest of a Sheepshead Bay man [/accused-of-trying-to-run-over-cop-sheepshead-resident-uses-video-to-prove-lies/] , may have been sentenced to four days in prison [/diego-palacio-arrest-john-hockenjos-sentenced/] – but he served only one night. New York Post picked up [http://www.nypost.com/p/news/

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Lobbyist Who Bribed Carl Kruger Now Working For Feds

Lipsky on CUNY TV (Source: cuny.tv)Longtime lobbyist Richard Lipsky, who pleaded guilty to bribing ex-State Senator Carl Kruger, has been busy sharing his secrets with federal prosecutors, according to court papers released yesterday and first reported by the Daily News [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/lobbyist-ensnared-bribery-scandal-carl-kruger-feeding-feds-intel-ongoing-criminal-probes-prosecutors-article-1.1167622] . Acting

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Charges Dismissed After Video Proves Bogus Arrest, But Homeowner Fears For His Safety

An example of the graffiti left near the Hockenjos' home.A Sheepshead Bay man accused of attempting to run over a cop [/accused-of-trying-to-run-over-cop-sheepshead-resident-uses-video-to-prove-lies/] had the charges against him tossed last week, after surveillance video suggested the arresting officer may have fabricated the incident. The Daily News reports [http://www.nydailynews.

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State Senator Carl Kruger: I'm Not Resigning! – Oh, And Kagan's Too Busy To Run

Source: NYS SenateWell, so much for our little speculative piece earlier this week about what candidates might step up if Carl Kruger resigns [/kruger-hints-at-possible-resignation-from-state-senate-contenders-begin-lining-up/] . The state senator, embroiled in a corruption case that alleges he took about $1 million in bribes [/carl-kruger-charged-with-accepting-1-million-in-bribes/], had a proxy write to the Daily News

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