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


| oped@queenscourier.com

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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District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13 Prosecutors say a New York City public school teacher is being charged with rape for a sexual relationship with a student that began when she was just 13. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says 44-year-old Charles Oross engaged in a sexual relationship with the teen […]

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D.A. and ACS react to increase in child abuse


| nrosenberg@queenscourier.com

Xiah Greene’s offense, like many of the others’, was that he cried. His mom left the house and, being the seven-month-old that he was, little Xiah shed some tears. It was a natural and common-enough transgression, but something in Xiah’s father, Larry Greene, snapped. One punch to the toddler’s chest was allegedly enough to end […]

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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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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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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


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

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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Attorney and realtor arrested in ‘home theft’


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Talk about having the rug pulled from under you. A suspended Richmond Hill attorney and a licensed Queens Village real estate broker have been charged with selling the house out from under an elderly Jamaica man — who had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke — and then repeatedly flipping the property to drive up […]

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Charge attorney stole Sergeant’s house too


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Suspended Richmond Hill attorney N. Stephen Sukhdeo is also charged in a separate real estate scheme in which he fraudulently obtained the Queens house of a U.S. Army sergeant serving overseas. Maryland resident Jillian Lord was allegedly given power of attorney over her sister Andine Lord’s property, located at 104-13 126th Street in Richmond Hill, […]

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Attorney and realtor arrested in ‘home theft’


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Talk about having the rug pulled from under you. A suspended Richmond Hill attorney and a licensed Queens Village real estate broker have been charged with selling the house out from under an elderly Jamaica man — who had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke — and then repeatedly flipping the property to drive up […]

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Gallagher hires celeb attorney


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

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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