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Statement of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

“I congratulate Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.  I had the honor to serve with Loretta in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  She’s an extraordinary prosecutor, possesses great integrity and will be relentless in protecting the interests of the American people. I have no doubt that Loretta will serve our nation with honor and distinction. As the first-ever African American woman to serve as Attorney General, this is also a proud moment in our country’s history.”

Defendant Who Allegedly Targeted Asian Women Indicted For Robbery as a Hate Crime and Other Charges in Six Separate Incidents

Faces Up To 25 Years in Prison on Top Count 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today said that a 20-year-old man has been named in a 36-count indictment in which he is charged with second-degree robbery as a hate crime and other charges for allegedly robbing five Chinese women and attempting to rob a sixth woman in separate incidents in Borough Park. The women were allegedly targeted because of their race.

Alleged Unscrupulous Landlords Indicted For Unlawful Eviction Of Rent Stabilized Tenants and Filing False Documents In Connection With Residential Buildings in Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg

Defendants Face Up To 15 Years in Prison for Unlawfully Trying To Force Out Tenants In Rapidly Gentrifying North Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two Brooklyn landlords have been indicted on unlawful eviction and other charges for allegedly forcing or attempting to force rent-stabilized tenants out of their homes by allegedly destroying their apartments and making them uninhabitable in an effort to destabilize the apartments in order to collect significantly higher market-rate rents.  camera Video

Bushwick Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life In Prison for Stabbing Death of Girlfriend

Victim Found In Her Bed, Beaten About the Face and With Stab Wounds to the Neck 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 43-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his girlfriend. The victim was found dead in their Bushwick apartment days after the murder when her family became concerned because they could not reach her and alerted authorities.

Former Manager of New York Knights Goal Ball Team and Two Others Charged With Stealing $65,000 From Paratransit Access-A-Ride Program

Visually Impaired Defendants Allegedly Reimbursed For Falsified Taxi Rides

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General Barry L. Kluger, today announced that three men have been charged with second-degree grand larceny and other charges for allegedly stealing approximately $65,000 by using falsified taxi receipts to receive reimbursement from the MTA through a transportation program available to the disabled.

Cold Case Homicide Suspect Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison

Defendant Fled to Jamaica, West Indies, Following 1997 Murder of a 16-Year-Old Boy 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that a 45-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of a Bushwick teenager nearly 15 years ago.


CUNY-TV’s CityWide hosted by Ken Fisher interviews DA Thompson about his Crime Strategies Unit, Conviction Review Unit and other cases.


Twenty-Three Defendants – Including Nine Doctors – Charged With Enterprise Corruption in Massive $7 Million Medicaid Fraud

Defendants Preyed on Low-Income and Homeless People; Offered Free Sneakers in Exchange For Unnecessary Medical Tests, Treatment

newsletter-pix-jan-coverThe Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office issues a quarterly newsletter, Justice News, to keep the public informed of the Office’s work and commitment to seeking justice