Op-ed: District Attorney Richard A. Brown delivers year-end message to the residents of Queens County


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Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown – who begins his twenty-third year as Queens County’s chief law enforcement officer in 2014 – delivered the following year-end message to the residents of Queens County in which he noted that Queens County was again among the City’s leaders in crime reduction in 2013.

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NYPD officer shot in Queens Village, suspect charged with attempted murder


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A police officer remains in critical but stable condition after being shot while on duty in Queens Village Saturday — and the man who allegedly shot him remains locked up, according to officials.

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Queens nurse charged with murder in disabled toddler’s scalding death: DA


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A St. Albans nurse could face life in prison after she allegedly burned a severely developmentally disabled 1-year-old girl in scalding bath water, prosecutors said.

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Disbarred Flushing attorney accused of stealing $34K in estate funds


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A Flushing man found himself on the wrong side of the law after the disbarred attorney stole $34,000 in legal expenses while handling an estate intended for a convent, prosecutors said.

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Seven alleged southeast Queens gang members busted for murder plots


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Counting themselves among “killas,” seven street gang members based in southeast Queens were indicted for allegedly plotting two murder attempts, prosecutors said.

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Homeless Queens woman sentenced for 2010 Astoria Park beating, strangulation


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A 33-year-old homeless woman has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for her role in the 2010 fatal beating and strangulation of a 32-year-old man in Astoria Park, according to the Queens district attorney.

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Career criminal busted for stealing airbags, hybrid battery pack in Queens


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A 48-year-old man, with more than 20 arrests in about two decades on his record, is now being charged with breaking into several cars and stealing airbags, and in one case a hybrid vehicle battery pack, according to authorities.

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Queens man pleads guilty in city’s first murder of 2011


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Four years ago a New Year’s Eve party in South Richmond Hill that started as a celebration ended up deadly for one man after he tried to break up a fight and escort a woman to her car.

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Queens gambling crackdown nets seven


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An illegal betting enterprise operating in Queens was able to rake in thousands of dollars in wagers annually on sporting events, but what its operators didn’t bet on was getting caught just days before the Super Bowl.

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Unlicensed Queens driver charged after hitting 6-year-old boy coming off school bus: DA


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Rosedale man has been charged with assault, driving without a license and other charges after he struck a 6-year-old boy as the child was exiting his school bus last year and then fled the scene in his vehicle, the district attorney’s office said.

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Manhattan man faces 11 years in prison for robbing three elderly Queens women


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A Manhattan man will soon be sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to two separate Queens home invasions, involving three women, one as old as 97, according to the district attorney’s office.

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Seven Queens residents charged with selling fake designer goods worth $2.2 million


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Buying fake designer bags may be a cheaper option this holiday season, but selling fake Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel handbags proved costly for seven Queens residents.

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Pair accused of holding Queens teen prisoner, forcing to work as prostitute


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Two men have been indicted after they held a 15-year-old Queens girl against her will and forced her to work as a prostitute, District Attorney Richard Brown said.

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