D.A. to headline ‘Top Women’ event


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The Queens Courier and Queens Business Today are bringing in a big gun for the eighth annual Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner. The event, already well known for attracting the borough’s best, brightest and most influential business leaders, will this year feature Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown as “Best Man of the […]

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Brown celebrates 19 years of making Queens safer


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Monday, June 1 marked the 19th year for Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown as the borough’s top law enforcement official. He was sworn into office on June 1, 1991 following his appointment by then-Governor Mario M. Cuomo. He was thereafter elected to a full four-year term that November and has been re-elected every four […]

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Man, claiming to be attorney, bilked clients


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A Ridgewood resident has been charged with unlawfully practicing law for the last two years and taking $7,000 in fees from a client whose son he allegedly represented in a deportation case — and who was ultimately deported. “By allegedly portraying himself as a duly licensed attorney when he was not actually licensed or admitted […]

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Attorney allegedly stole from elderly man’s estate


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A former Flushing attorney has been charged with misappropriating more than $400,000 from the estate of an elderly Queens man for whom he had been named as trustee. “The defendant is accused of breaching his fiduciary obligations by siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars in trust funds for his own personal use and leaving […]

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District Attorneys rally against budget cuts


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Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by the city’s other District Attorneys and Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan, this week urged the city to restore previous cuts to prosecutors’ budgets and fund new initiatives. In testimony before the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety, Brown said that since “September 11, 2001, District Attorneys’ […]

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DA Brown honors Peralta


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Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown recently honored Assemblymember Jose Peralta as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring New York State for his dedication, commitment and service to the Latino communities. “Jose Peralta is truly deserving of the honor that we bestow on him today,” said District Attorney Brown. “As a first-generation Dominican-American, […]

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Gallagher hires celeb attorney


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Embattled City Councilmember Dennis Gallagher has retained the services of a high-profile attorney in formulating his defense in his recent indictment on rape charges. Benjamin Brafman, who has represented celebrities such as hip-hop artist Sean “Diddy” Combs and nightclub mogul Peter Gatien, was hired by Gallagher on Tuesday, August 14. “I can confirm that I […]

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Assistant District Attorneys sworn in


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District Attorney Richard A. Brown swore in eight new Assistant District Attorneys on Wednesday, April 11 at a ceremony in his office. The new prosecutors, half of whom transitioned from private practice, were hired after a highly selective recruitment process. They will begin their prosecutorial careers with an intensive training course and initial assignments to […]

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DA Brown Lauds Courier Editorial


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The Queens Courier editorial of May 11 is very much on the money in supporting the initiative of Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Peter Vallone to restore the budget cuts that the City’s five District Attorneys have suffered in recent years. Prosecutors are an integral part of our criminal justice system. It makes little […]

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