Queens man accused of selling fake $11M sculpture pleads guilty to wire fraud


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The Queens foundry owner caught attempting to sell a counterfeit sculpture for $11 million in 2012 has plead guilty.

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Jimmy Meng pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charges


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Former Queens Assemblymember Jimmy Meng pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to federal wire fraud charges, according to the FBI. Meng, the father to newly elected Congressmember and current Assemblymember Grace Meng, reportedly entered the plea on November 14 at around 2 p.m. He was arrested on July 24 for attempting to scam $80,000 in cash from […]

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[UPDATE] Jimmy Meng arrested on a federal wire fraud charge


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Former Queens Assemblymember Jimmy Meng, the father of congressional hopeful and current Assemblymember Grace Meng, has been arrested on a federal wire fraud charge for allegedly attempting to scam $80,000 in cash from a state court defendant, federal officials said. Meng allegedly promised the defendant — who sought the former elected official’s help after being […]

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Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges


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Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges City Comptroller John Liu was dealt a major blow on Wednesday as a fundraiser for his campaign, Xing Wu Pan, was indicted on federal wire fraud charges just one day before the comptroller’s first major public policy speech. Pan, also known as Oliver Pan, was […]

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State Sen. Malcolm Smith’s corruption trial declared a mistrial


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Judge Kenneth M. Karas declared a mistrial Tuesday in the corruption trial against state Sen. Malcolm Smith, reports said.

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East Elmhurst man arrested for allegedly murdering girlfriend and her daughter with hammer


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A man is in custody after a mother and her daughter were discovered dead in their East Elmhurst home Wednesday, police said.

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Jenny Hou, ex-campaign treasurer for John Liu, files notice of appeal


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The prison-sentenced former mayoral campaign treasurer for City Comptroller John Liu filed a notice of appeal Wednesday in hopes the court will reverse its conviction. Jia “Jenny” Hou, 26, was sentenced to 10 months in prison on October 10 for attempting to commit wire fraud, making false statements and obstructing justice in a straw donor […]

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John Liu’s ex-campaign workers sentenced to prison


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City Comptroller John Liu painted the Thursday sentencing and overall investigation of his two former campaign workers as a “set up a weak man and a wonderful young woman.” His ex-campaign treasurer and fundraiser will serve time in prison for less than a year for funneling illegal contributions in a straw donor scheme during his bid […]

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Cowboys ride into annual Jump and Ball Tournament


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LL Cool J’s ninth annual Jump and Ball Tournament in St. Albans had a dark horse. Cowboy Curly Hall and members of the Federation of Black Cowboys of Howard Beach mosied on to Daniel O’Connell Park on Saturday to meet young buckaroos and buckarettes, while the basketball games raged on. The tournament, an effort by […]

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