Lawyers: New Brooklyn DA moving too slowly on wrongful convictions

Lawyers: New Brooklyn DA moving too slowly on wrongful convictions

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Advocates say new district attorney in Brooklyn is moving too slowly on cases like Jonathan Fleming, wrongly imprisoned for 24 years.
Frances Burns

Public-urination citation tossed during event in NYC

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A New York judge tossed a public-urination ticket for a city Parks Department worker during an event to resolve low-level outstanding warrants and summonses.

House painter allegedly took paintings from Long Island estate

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- New York authorities charged a house painter with stealing a Picasso etching and other artwork valued at more than $100,000 from a Long Island couple.

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Hit-and-run suspect returned to New York

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- Julio Acevedo waived extradition and returned to New York to face charges in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband, officials said

Facebook threat leads to charges

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A suspected gang member faces charges for allegedly posting a Facebook death threat against a New York City police officer, authorities said.

Conviction tossed for man jailed 22 years

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A New York man who had been in prison for 22 years has been freed after a judge overturned his murder conviction, saying the case against him was "flimsy."

NYC addresses pedophile concerns

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A New York prosecutor says he wants Orthodox Jews to report pedophiles despite a tradition of keeping some criminal matters within the close-knit community.

NYPD finds possible clue in hate vandalism

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- New York prosecutors say they are checking more than a case of empty beer bottles for clues in an allegedly anti-Semitic vandalism spree in Brooklyn.

NYC caseworker indicted in girl's death

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- Two New York City child welfare workers are being charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl who was beaten and starved, authorities said Wednesday.

Prosecutors clear ACORN in N.Y. case

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- The community organizing group ACORN did nothing wrong in its dealings with conservative activists posing as a prostitute and a pimp, New York prosecutors said.

Arrests made over fake Obama sneakers

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- Six people have been arrested in New York for the alleged sale of fake Nike sneakers adorned with U.S. President Barack Obama's image, authorities say.

Doctor accused of providing steroids

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A New York doctor violated the law and his medical code by providing illegal steroid prescriptions to hundreds of men, prosecutors allege.

Grand jury to get NYC police sodomy case

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A New York City prosecutor says he has taken claims that police officers sodomized a criminal suspect in a subway to a grand jury.

Police raid uncovers cockfighting factory

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- New York police say a raid of an area building has allegedly uncovered a breeding ground for birds that would take part in illegal cockfighting.

Prosecutor charged with falsifying records

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A former New York City prosecutor is charged with allegedly using the district attorney's office to help her husband's private law practice.

Judge, former lawmaker get prison in N.Y.

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- A former New York state Supreme Court judge and a former state assemblyman have been sentenced to prison on corruption charges.

Reports: $56,000 got judge his job

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two New York newspapers say a deposed Brooklyn politician allegedly sold a judgeship for at least $50,000 in cash and another $6,000 in stamps.

Body parts case expands as 7 plead guilty

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Seven New York funeral directors have pleaded guilty to charges tied to desecrating corpses and selling body parts for transplants, prosecutors said.

DNA frees inmate after 21 years for rape

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A New York inmate has been released from prison after 21 years now that new DNA tests show he did not commit a 1983 rape.

Kitty detective fatally hit in traffic

HOWARD BEACH, N.Y., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The kitty who helped catch a bogus veterinarian for the Brooklyn, N.Y., District Attorney's Office earlier this year has been fatally run down in traffic.

Retired FBI agent charged with ties to mob

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- A retired FBI agent was charged Thursday in New York with feeding information to an organized crime boss that was used to kill four people.

3 surrender in NYC body parts scandal

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Three men faced indictment on a raft of charges in New York in connection with a body-parts harvesting scam using fresh corpses from funeral homes.

Undercover cat helps nab bogus vet

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Fred, the undercover kitty, is the cat's meow at the Brooklyn district attorney's office these days after helping nab a phony vet.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

A New Zealand woman who makes miniature houses has come up with a novel way to dispose of dead mice -- she uses their dried pelts.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International