COBBLE HILL – A former long-time Brooklyn Community Board 6 (CB6) District Manager has been found not guilty for allegedly giving himself more than $38,000 in raises over a three year period using the electronic signatures of two CB6 chairs. Brooklyn Community Board 6, Hammerman is second from left, Lonial
Pamela Harris speaking with fellow politicians during her 2015 run for office. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Former Assemblymember Pamela Harris, who resigned from her 46th District seat after an arrest earlier this year, has been sentenced to six months in jail following conviction on multiple counts of fraud and
Source: Nodar Kherkheulidze via Wikimedia CommonsCONEY ISLAND – Posing as a paralegal, a Coney Island man defrauded immigrants by taking their money and filing fake asylum applications. Now, he’s facing charges. Vadim Alekseev, 42, of Coney Island, was hit with a 21-count indictment yesterday, facing charges of scheme to defraud,
Former Assemblymember Pamela Harris pleaded guilty to fraud and witness tampering this week (Photo by Alex Ellefson/Sheepshead Bite)Former 46th District Assemblymember Pamela Harris, who resigned earlier this year, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of fraud and witness tampering, admitting to defrauding government agencies like FEMA out of tens
Yury Baumblit via Brooklyn DA’s Office.BRIGHTON BEACH – Brighton Beach resident Yury Baumblit, 67, was sentenced today by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun to one to three years in prison, having pleaded guilty to a first-degree scheme to defraud his tenants of their property. Concurrently, he will also
(Photo: Joe Gratz / Flickr)Yesterday, Brooklyn real estate developer Daniel Melamed pleaded guilty to fraud, forgery and grand larceny in a 13-count indictment brought by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Between 2011 and 2014, Melamed created shell corporations and forged letters to defraud the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
EAST FLATBUSH – Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced yesterday that an East Flatbush man has been charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument, and other charges for allegedly forging documents in an attempt to transfer ownership of an elderly neighbor’s house to himself. 390 East
Hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli posing with an Enigma machine, used by the Nazis to decode communications. (Photo: Martin Shkreli / Facebook)UPDATE: After a six week long trial, last Friday a federal jury in Brooklyn convicted Martin Shkreli of two counts of securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
The operator of three Brooklyn daycare centers has been convicted of grand larceny and bribery for stealing more than $50,000 from NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), falsifying vouchers, bribing government employees, and running an unsafe daycare facility. Owen Larman, 44, of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, was convicted Thursday, May
Photo via Coney Island History ProjectMuch ink has been spilled about Dr. Martin Couney, the famed — or infamous — incubator doctor, the medical pioneer who saved thousands of premature babies through his Coney Island side show exhibit, at a time when mainstream hospitals were slow to adopt the “newfangled “incubator technology.
Carl Smith (Courtesy Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.)A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for stealing three properties, including one in Fort Greene, announced Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. Carl Smith, 50, was sentenced on June 13 to a minimum of nine years
8403 7th Avenue (Source: Google Maps)The bogus insurance agent who admitted to ripping off seniors through his Dyker Heights business has been sentenced to four to 12 years in prison, announced Attorney Kenneth Thompson. Paul Simoneschi, 70, of Staten Island had pleaded guilty fraud, money laundering, and larceny as
From left to right: Officer Andrey Vishnevsky, private investigator Roman Khaykin, and officer Raghunandan Ramroop at the Kings Bay Y. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)The Be Proud Foundation invited law enforcement to the Kings Bay Y Friday to warn seniors about scams and other other forms of abuse that
Source: Brooklyn District Attorney’s OfficeSunset Park man was sentenced to two to four years in prison for posing as an attorney and charging thousands of dollars for immigration services which he failed to deliver, announced Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today. Howard Seidler, 70, of 51st Street in Sunset
Photo: Erica ShermanSeven more people have been arrested in connection to a city-wide fraud that involved ripping off scores of heating oil customers, including Edward R. Murrow and James Madison high school, prosecutors announced Wednesday. “The defendants are charged with running a scheme to systematically steal heating oil from a
Photo by Ditmas Park CornerTwo local bankers and two others have been indicted for allegedly stealing $400,000 from the bank accounts of over a dozen senior citizens and deceased account holders, who had accounts at the Chase Bank the defendants worked at according to Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.
Source: Nick Ares/FlickrMidwood resident Marcello Trebitsch, the 37-year-old son-in-law of former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of nearly $6 million over the course of seven years, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced. Trebitsch
9th Street Vision Center at 332 9th Street. (Image via Google Maps)A 39-year-old Sheepshead Bay woman has been charged in a connection to a $3.4 million scam that duped financial institutions into paying for false purchases of medical equipment, Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson announced Wednesday. The DA’s
9th Street Vision Center at 332 9th Street. (Image via Google Maps)An optical store owner in Park Slope and an owner of a medical equipment sales dealership have been charged with a 148-count indictment for allegedly stealing about $3.4 million from financial institutions that provided financing for false