Department of Investigation

FDNY firefighter made fake 911 calls to steal money
News Maggie Hayes 7/20/2013 at 2:01PM

FDNY firefighter Joseph Keene pulled the false alarm, making phony calls to various firehouses. Once firefighters responded to the call, Keene crept into the fire stations and made off with others’ cash, according to a report released by the Department of Investigation (DOI). The investigation shows that Keene, through a series of thefts, made several [...]

Queens GOP big wig involved in ‘shakedown’
News Michael Pantelidis 4/10/2012 at 3:54PM

A Board of Elections (BOE) employee trying to make a quick buck has instead found himself in hot water. The BOE has suspended Stephen Graves – who is also a top official in the Queens Republican Party – after he was allegedly caught on tape soliciting a $25,000 “finder’s fee” from a company competing for [...]