Star of Queens: Suzanne Bettis, assistant district attorney, Iraq veteran


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Suzanne Bettis joined the Marine Corps when she was 17, because she wanted to be a part of something bigger than herself. She did two tours in Iraq as part of the unit that searched for and found troops who died on duty, processed their effects and sent them home to their families

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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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District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13


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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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Queens Village mailman busted for dumping letters in trash


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A postal carrier based in Queens Village dumped more than 2,000 pieces of mail in the garbage while on the job, federal agents charged in a criminal complaint filed last week.

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Banks to help stop zombie properties in south Queens and elsewhere


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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New York is preparing to take on zombies — not the flesh-eating walking dead, but the abandoned properties that have been a scourge in Howard Beach and other south Queens neighborhoods.

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Queens family charged for international cocaine trafficking


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A married Malba couple and their son from Woodside were formally booked Wednesday in a federal indictment for operating an international cocaine smuggling ring out of a Corona restaurant and export company.

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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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Queens doctors charged in multimillion-dollar Brooklyn Medicaid fraud ring


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Several Queens medical practitioners were among 23 people indicted in Brooklyn for allegedly scamming the Medicaid system out of nearly $7 million and offering free sneakers to low-income and homeless people in exchange for undergoing unnecessary medical tests and treatments, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Tuesday.

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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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