Brooklyn Man Charged With Stealing Over $42,000 From 87-Year-Old Woman By Forging Checks Against Her Account

Victim Had Already Given Defendant Almost $60,000

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a Brooklyn man has been charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the theft of $42,500 from an 87-year-old retired social worker he befriended and drove on errands.


DUMBO Restaurant Owner Sentenced To 3 1/3 to 10 Years In Prison For Stealing $200,000 In Sales Tax, Evading $1.2 Million

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that the owner of reBar, a now-shuttered restaurant located in DUMBO, has been sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty last month to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud in connection with stealing approximately $200,000 in sales tax that he collected between 2009 and 2012, but failed to remit to the state.


Eight People – Including Five Teenagers -- Charged With Firearms Trafficking At Lafayette Gardens Housing Development

30 Handguns Purchased During Course of 10 Month Operation

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that eight people have been variously charged with selling firearms to undercover officers over the past 10 months during an undercover operation at Lafayette Gardens in Clinton Hill.


Two Men Convicted Of Murder In Stabbing Of Brooklyn Man They Wrongly Thought Was Gang Rival; Victim Bled To Death In Street

Juries Find Defendants Attacked the 20-year-old Victim with Broken Bottle and Knife After Asking “Que Barrio?”

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that two men have been convicted of second-degree murder in connection with an unprovoked attack on a 20-year-old man they suspected was a rival gangster, but who in fact did not belong to a gang.


Husband Sentenced To 18 Years To Life In Prison For Beating Death Of Wife As She Lay In Bed

Defendant Was Convicted At Bench Trial Last Month

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 75-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for beating to death his 66-year-old wife in their Midwood home in 2011. The defendant was convicted last month following a bench trial.


Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson Announces New Policy For Prosecuting Low-Level Marijuana Possession Arrests

Focuses Limited Law Enforcement Resources On Most Serious Cases; Keeps Offenders From ‘Going Through the System’ For Cases That Frequently, and Predictably, End In Dismissal

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that, under most circumstances, his office will no longer prosecute first-time offenders arrested for low-level misdemeanor marijuana possession


Eight Charged With Narcotics Trafficking Following Undercover Investigation at Lafayette Gardens Housing Development

Approximately 95 Undercover Buys Made During Course of Eight Month Operation

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that eight alleged drug dealers have been variously charged with selling crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers over the past eight months during an anti-drug initiative at Lafayette Gardens in Clinton Hill.


Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Temporary Toll Collector Charged With Stealing More Than $24,000 in Cash Tolls, Replacing It With Counterfeit Bills

Defendant Faces Up To 15 Years In Prison If Convicted

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a temporary Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridge and Tunnel officer who worked on the Brooklyn side of the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel has been charged with stealing approximately $24,270 in cash tolls and replacing the stolen cash with counterfeit bills.


Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Brownsville Shooting

Defendant Fired Six Shots Point-Blank At Victim As He Was Lying On Ground, Striking Him Six Times And Causing Permanent Injury; Shooting Followed An Argument

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 34-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction earlier this month on assault and other charges in connection with a point-blank shooting that left his 19-year-old victim permanently injured.


Brooklyn Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Assaulting Police Officers in Street Encounter

Defendant Punched Two Officers and Struck One of Them with a Padlock

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 34-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to eight years in prison following his conviction earlier this month on two counts of second-degree assault stemming from his attack on two on-duty officers.


Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson Congratulates the 2014 Graduating Class of Back On Track ReStart Academy

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson was the keynote speaker for his Back On Track ReStart Academy graduation ceremony on June 23, 2014, when 18 middle school students graduated or moved up to the next grade level.


Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson and his Executive Staff Hold Brownsville Town Hall Meeting

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Kenneth P. Thompson kept his promise to Brownsville residents on June 18 by returning to the neighborhood for his first Town Hall meeting. DA Thompson and his executive staff tackled tough questions from members of the community in the packed auditorium of PS/IS 323. Community leaders, parents and local business owners want to collaborate with the District Attorney's office to encourage the youth not to join gangs and get the guns off the streets.



Twenty-Two Charged With Narcotics Trafficking Following Undercover Investigation at Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Roosevelt Houses

More Than 200 Undercover Buys Made During Course of Year-Long Operation

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that 22 alleged drug dealers have been variously charged in multiple indictments and criminal complaints with selling crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers over the past year during an anti-drug initiative at the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.


DUMBO Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty in Connection With Stealing $200,000 in Sales Tax, Evading $1.2 Million

Defendant To Be Sentenced To 3 1/3 to 10 Years In Prison

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas H. Mattox, today announced that the owner of reBar, a now-shuttered restaurant located in DUMBO, has pleaded guilty to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud in connection with stealing approximately $200,000 in sales tax that he collected between 2009 and 2012, but failed to remit to the state.


Brooklyn Man Indicted On Murder and Other Charges For East New York Child Stabbings That Left Boy, 6, Dead and Girl, 7, Seriously Wounded

Defendant Ordered Held Without Bail; Faces Up To Life In Prison If Convicted

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a Brooklyn man has been named in a five-count indictment charging him with second-degree murder and other charges in connection with a stabbing spree that left a 6-year-old boy dead and his 7-year-old friend seriously injured.


Brooklyn Man Convicted of Assaulting Police Officers in Street Encounter

Jury Finds Defendant Punched Two Officers and Struck One of Them with a Padlock

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 34-year-old Brooklyn man has been convicted of two counts of second-degree assault stemming from a police encounter that escalated into him attacking two officers.


Brooklyn Man Arraigned On Murder and Other Charges For Alleged Stabbing Spree That Left 6-Year-Old Boy Dead, 7-Year-Old Girl Wounded

Defendant Ordered Held Without Bail; Faces Up To Life In Prison If Convicted

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a Brooklyn man has been arraigned on second-degree murder and other charges in connection with a stabbing spree that left a 6-year-old boy dead and his 7-year-old playmate seriously injured.


Statement of Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson Regarding Latest Findings of Conviction Review Unit

DA Moves To Vacate Murder Conviction of Defendant Imprisoned Since 1997

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that he has moved to vacate murder charges against Roger Logan, convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Sherwin Gibbons. The decision follows a thorough review of the case by the District Attorney’s Conviction Review Unit.


Brooklyn Man Indicted For Hammer Attacks On Subway Commuters

Defendant Allegedly Struck Victims From Behind, Demanded Cash

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 28-year-old Brooklyn man has been indicted on multiple counts of first-degree robbery and assault in connection with two separate attacks in which he approached commuters from behind and struck them before robbing them and fleeing the scene.


Brooklyn Man Convicted of Murder In Beating Death Of Wife

Defendant Faces Up To 25 Years To Life In Prison At Sentencing

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a seventy-five year-old Brooklyn man has been convicted of second-degree murder for beating to death his sixty-six year-old wife as she lay in bed. The defendant, who was convicted following a bench trial, faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced next month.