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  • STOPPING THE FLOW OF GUNS TO BROOKLYN
  • PROSECUTING IMMIGRATION FRAUD
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Gun Trafficker Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Smuggling Firearms from Georgia to Brooklyn

Total of 151 Weapons, Including Rifle and Semi-Automatic Pistols, Purchased During Undercover Operation  

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that an 18-year prison sentence was given to an out-of-state firearms trafficker who transported guns from Georgia to Brooklyn up Interstate 95, commonly referred to as the “iron pipeline,” and sold over 150 firearms, including assault weapons, to an undercover officer on multiple occasions. One shipment included 25 guns that were then sold to the officer, which represents the largest single weapons buy in the history of the New York City Police Department.


City Correction Officer Charged With Promoting Prison Contraband For Allegedly Smuggling Tobacco to Rikers Island Inmates

Also Indicted On Charges of Bribe Receiving and Corrupting the Government; Payments Wired to Brooklyn Western Union Agent

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters, today announced that a New York City correction officer has been indicted in connection with accepting more than $8,000 in bribes for allegedly smuggling loose tobacco to inmates on Rikers Island.


Three Alleged Gang Members Indicted for Attempted Murder of Five Victims, Including Pregnant Woman, Who Were Shot in Red Hook

Allegedly Wounded Three Women and Two Men as Retribution for Earlier Shooting

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that three Brooklyn men were indicted for a shooting that wounded five people in Red Hook, Brooklyn earlier this month. The gunfire, which caused a pregnant 19-year-old victim to miscarry, was allegedly part of an ongoing dispute between rival gangs and came as retribution for a shooting earlier that day.


Former Manager Sentenced For Stealing $120,000 From Pitkin Avenue Modell Pawnbrokers

Defendant Admitted He Stole Cash From Safe To Pay Debts 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 35-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced for stealing $120,000 from a Brownsville branch of Modell pawn shops, where he worked as a manager. The defendant said he took the money to pay off debts. He was sentenced to six months of weekends in jail and there was a full order of restitution filed against him.


Fifteen Defendants Charged with Narcotics Trafficking in Flatbush; One Man Additionally Charged with Murder for Shooting Death in July Believed to be in Retaliation for Earlier Gunshot Murder

Approximately 100 Drug Buys Made During Course of Operation; Handgun, Quantity of Narcotics Recovered During Execution of Search Warrants 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that 15 people have been arrested on drug trafficking and other charges in connection with allegedly selling crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers over the past year during an anti-drug initiative in Flatbush, Brooklyn.


Driver Indicted for Recklessly Killing His Girlfriend by Allegedly Speeding, Blowing a Red Light and Crashing Into Parked Cars

One-Car Wreck Was Caught on Video; Victim Ejected from Passenger Seat 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 20-year-old Brooklyn man was indicted for recklessly killing his girlfriend in a car crash last month when he drove through a steady red light – going the wrong way at approximately 60 mph in a 25 mph zone – and crashed into parked cars after swerving to avoid an oncoming vehicle.


Bronx Woman Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend in Dispute Over Payment for Sexual Favors  

Victim Stabbed More Than 60 Times During Struggle in His Brooklyn Apartment

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 47-year-old Bronx woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2011 death of her ex-boyfriend whom she stabbed repeatedly during a fight inside his Prospect-Lefferts Gardens apartment.


Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for Fatally Shooting His Close Friend

Fired at Victim Six Times, Thinking He’s Romantically Involved With Defendant’s Sister 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 25-year-old Coney Island man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his good friend in 2013 because he believed the victim was romantically involved with his sister.


Four Defendants Charged With Alleged Narcotics Trafficking Following Undercover Investigation at Cooper Park Houses in Greenpoint

Approximately 58 Undercover Buys Made During Course of Five-Month Operation

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that four alleged drug dealers have been charged in connection with allegedly selling crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers over the past five months during an anti-drug initiative at the Cooper Park Housing Development in Greenpoint. In addition, a quantity of heroin, crack and cash was recovered.


First Begin Again Event Hailed as a Success

Second Event to Clear Up Summons Warrants Scheduled for September 12
On Father’s Day Weekend, June 20, 2015, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office wrapped up its first Begin Again event – a new initiative designed to bring a courtroom to the community in an effort to clear up open arrest warrants related to unanswered summonses for low-level offenses. These summons warrants – ordered when people fail to answer a ticket for minor quality of life offenses such as drinking alcohol in public or being in a park after closing – have ballooned into a total of over a million in New York City, with about a quarter originating in Brooklyn. These open warrants weigh down an overburdened courts system, have the potential to put law enforcement agents at risk and can hold back individuals who have them on their records.


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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


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