Hiram Monserrate sentenced to two years in prison
Hiram Monserrate sentenced to two years in prison
News Billy Rennison 12/11/2012 at 4:58PM

Former Councilmember and state Senator Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to 24 months behind bars on Tuesday for fraudulently using City Council money to fund a run for state office. Monserrate, who pleaded guilty to the charges in May, was convicted of fraud after misappropriating more than $100,000 in City Council discretionary funding to finance his failed 2006 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/15/2012 at 8:24AM

Today’s Forecast Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. North wind 5 to 7 mph. EVENT of the DAY: LIC Bar: Comedy and Trivia Show Every Thursday night Stephanie Holmes brings you hilarious and creative trivia. With categories like “name that [...]

Non-profit investigates fraud against Latin American immigrants
News Alexa Altman 10/17/2012 at 10:33AM

Desperate for work, Gerardo Llanque, a Peruvian immigrant, visited an employment agency in search of a job five years ago. He paid $120 in exchange for a temporary construction position. When Llanque arrived at the address where his job was supposed to be, he found an abandoned house. “It can be exasperating not to find [...]

Auto sales, mortgage-related fraud top list of 2011 consumer complaints
Auto sales, mortgage-related fraud top list of 2011 consumer complaints
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/01/2012 at 10:10AM

Internet sales, auto, utilities and real estate were some of 2011’s top consumer complaints in the U.S., according to a new survey released by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). The list is based on information gathered from 38 state, county, and city agencies in 22 states, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/25/2012 at 7:40AM

EVENT of the DAY: Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet”  Come enjoy a summer night with the Bard. Queens-based Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents a free performance of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Hamlet” at the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows. [Click here for more info or submit your events] Former Assemblyman Jimmy Meng charged with fraud  Former State [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/19/2012 at 8:00AM

Korean grocer H Mart to replace closing Waldbaum’s in Bayside Korean grocery chain H Mart has secured a deal to replace a Bayside Waldbaum’s that is set to close in July, the Daily News has learned. It is the second property in Queens owned by the A&P supermarket chain that has hit the market in [...]

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Second Liu campaign worker busted
News Melissa Chan 2/29/2012 at 4:04PM

Another worker on City Comptroller John Liu’s mayoral campaign has been arrested on fraud charges. Jia “Jenny” Hou — a 25-year-old campaign treasurer for the comptroller — was busted for illegally funneling campaign funds for the comptroller’s unofficial 2013 try for mayoral candidacy, feds said. According to restrictions laid out by the New York City [...]

Liu “Stunned” By Fraud Charges Against His Campaign Treasurer
News Jay Lane 2/29/2012 at 9:13AM

Arrest Made In Connection With Queens Synagogue Burglary Police say tips from the public led them to an arrest in the burglary of a Queens synagogue. Efram Sanders, 28, was arrested Tuesday and was facing burglary, grand larceny and stolen-property charges in connection with the break-in at Congregation Degel Israel in Kew Gardens Hills. More [...]

Liu in FBI cross hairs
Liu in FBI cross hairs
News Jay Lane 12/23/2011 at 9:08AM

Liu in FBI cross hairs A federal probe into the campaign fund-raising operations for city Comptroller John Liu is now focused on the candidate himself, The Post has learned. “If campaign-finance rules are being circumvented or violated, there’s certainly a question whether the candidate himself knew about it or was a party to it,” one [...]