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April 2015 Archives

New York man pleads guilty to health care fraud at club

According to court documents, a New York health club owner pleaded guilty to health care fraud in federal court on April 20. The man is now facing a fine of up to $250,000, 10 years in federal prison and restitution.

Investor charged with embezzlement

A New York financial advisor is facing charges that he embezzled $20 million from customers, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The man is accused of stealing from his customers to provide funds for trading in unprofitable options. The SEC states that the man persuaded some customers to withdraw millions from their own accounts in order to buy municipal bonds. However, once the money was in his hands, he began risky trading practices involving stocks of major companies. When he did make money on his trades, he immediately wired the money to a separate account, which he used for his own personal benefit.

New York pistol license application requirements

Some people make the mistake of assuming that, because they have a right to keep and bear arms, they can freely own and carry pistols. New York law requires that people must apply for and receive a pistol license, however, before a person can own this particular type of gun. Failing to get a license to own a pistol can thus potentially expose a person who has one to criminal charges.

What is the Integrated Domestic Violence Court in New York?

People who are facing both criminal domestic violence charges as well as separate family court matters, such as a divorce or child custody proceedings, may end up having all of their cases transferred into an Integrated Domestic Violence court. When this occurs, a single judge will preside over all of the separate cases affecting the person and their family.

New York teen arrested for false report of a gunman

Police said they arrested an East Meadow teen who allegedly falsely reported the presence of an armed individual to them. The claim made by the 17-year-old was taken by police on April 6 at 7:41 p.m. Police were told that an individual carrying a rifle was walking along the trails in Massapequa's Brady Park. In response to the report of a gunman, the police ordered multiple units into action, including the Bureau of Special Operations, members of the Seventh Precinct and an air operations unit. After conducting a search for around 45 minutes, the police called it off.

New York's Nassau TASC program

Nassau County residents who are convicted of drunk driving and whose sentences are expected to involve incarceration may have a sentencing alternative available to them called the Nassau TASC program. This is an alternative to incarceration for those who are sentenced to more than 30 days in jail and whose offenses relate to drug or alcohol.

Police confront 3 men in driveway

On March 31, three men in New York were detained after a joint operation between a local task force and several other departments. Police executed a search warrant on a Riverhead residence after receiving a series of complaints about concerns of drug activity in the area. The Suffolk County District Attorney funded the multijurisdictional drug task force leading the operation.

Man shows cops his heroin in New York bus terminal

A Port Authority police officer said that two officers noticed a man feverish and trembling in the Midtown New York bus terminal during their walking patrol. They stopped to ask if he was sick and offer help. The 24-year-old man, who was waiting in line for a bus, said that he needed some candy to raise his blood sugar because he was diabetic.

Criminal records lead to ongoing scrutiny by law enforcement

Law enforcement agencies in New York typically keep released, convicted criminals on their radar. This often leads to new arrests of the same people committing additional crimes. The case of a New York man shows how the system monitors released inmates.