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June 2013 Archives

Former Senator Espada convicted of embezzlement

Even the most powerful can get charged for white-collar crimes, and the prison sentence isn't always just a slap on the wrist.  Former New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr., for example, has just been sentenced to five years in prison for supposed embezzlement.  He had been facing a sentence of as much as 87 months.

Albany traffic stop leads to felony drug charges

A taxi driver was pulled over by the Albany County Sheriff Department for allegedly speeding, and the driver was soon after arrested for possession of drugs. Law enforcement authorities claim that the odor of marijuana was noticeable, and police apparently searched the man and discovered what was called a small amount of marijuana in the taxi driver's pocket.

Local authorities increase DWI enforcement over summer holidays

Memorial Day is behind us, and now we can look forward to more summer holidays on Long Island. But just as Memorial Day and Fourth of July bring families and friends together to celebrate and enjoy the warm weather, these summer holidays represent a milestone of a different nature for local law enforcement agencies.