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July 2014 Archives

New York man charged with DWI after striking and killing friend

Police in New York say that a 23-year-old man was intoxicated when he struck and killed a female friend with his SUV in the early hours of July 26. The man's scheduled arraignment on drunk driving charges was postponed after he was admitted to the psychiatric ward of Stony Brook Hospital the following day. Authorities say that he could remain in the Long Island medical facility for at least 72 hours.

6 charged for involvement in StubHub ticket scam

New York concertgoers may have heard that six people were indicted on July 23 for stealing account information from StubHub in order to illegally buy approximately 3,500 tickets. Prosecutors charged the accused individuals with 117 counts that included money laundering, possession of stolen property and grand larceny.

New York man charged for DWI-Drugs after 2-car crash

A 23-year-old man from West Seneca was charged for DWI-drugs after being involved in a collision in Elma on July 15. In addition to the impaired driving charge, the man was reportedly cited for several traffic violations because of the incident. The man is expected to appear in Town of Elma Court to deal with the charges.

New York man sentenced in child modeling scam

A New York man pleaded guilty to being involved in a child-modeling fraud scheme that defrauded clients out of approximately $236,000 and was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison. According to the report, the 45-year-old Smithtown resident pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree grand larceny and one count of first-degree scheme to defraud in addition to one count of fifth-degree conspiracy in May.

Man detained at New York airport with carry-on firearm

A Connecticut resident has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after Transportation Security Administration agents allegedly detected a handgun in his carry-on baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 7. TSA agents claimed that an X-ray machine at a security checkpoint revealed a .22 pistol packed into the 57-year-old man's bag. According to the Office of Public Affairs, the man, who was en route to Aruba, stated that he had forgotten that his gun was in the bag.

Traffic stop results in drug charges for two

According to New York State Police, two residents of Plattsburgh were taken into custody for alleged drug possession following a traffic stop. They are facing drug charges after heroin and other drugs were reportedly discovered in the vehicle. Police pulled their vehicle over in Peru on Interstate 87 for speeding.

NYC hospital exec accused of multi-million-dollar theft

On July 8, a 47-year-old former director of pharmacy services for New York City's Beth Israel Medical Center was charged with the theft of 200,000 narcotic pills. The pills in question were oxycodone, and the New York City special narcotics prosecutor said that the alleged thefts occurred for more than a five-year period.

6 New York teenagers detained on weapons charges

On July 4, officers took six teenagers into custody on charges of felony possession of explosives, according to the New York Police Department. Police allegedly caught the six teenagers, the youngest of whom is 15, making and carrying chemical reactive devices in Staten Island.

New York jewelry store owner admits to role in credit card fraud

The owner of a New York jewelry store has admitted to participating in a massive credit card fraud scheme. According to the New Jersey U.S. Attorney, he one of 19 members of the alleged conspiracy to plead guilty. The man is scheduled for sentencing in September and faces harsh penalties under federal law. He could receive a prison term of up to 30 years as well as a fine of up to $1 million.

Father charged after saving daughter from attack

Police claim that a 45-year-old Long Island man drove his teenage daughter and three of her friends to a park on June 18 for the purpose of engaging in a fight with another girl. It is further alleged that he assaulted a 17-year-old boy who attempted to stop the altercation. The man is facing a charge of second-degree assault and could face child endangerment charges.