Queens District Attorney Richard Brown

Five Queens men charged in alleged luxury car theft ring
Police Angy Altamirano 12/12/2013 at 5:05PM

Queens District Attorney Richard Brow announced on Wednesday, December 11 the shutdown of a luxury automobile theft ring allegedly responsible for stealing 48 high-end vehicles, valued at close to $2.4 million, after an 18-month investigation.
As a result of the investigation, 18 people have been charged, including five people from Queens, said Brown.

Boxing champ arrested at JFK for gun possession
Police Queens Courier Staff 3/29/2013 at 1:39PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY A professional boxer is getting ready for a fight with the judicial system after being arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Robert Guerrero, current WBC welterweight champion, was arrested on Thursday after he presented a locked gun box to a JFK ticket agent containing a pistol and three high capacity bullet [...]

Queens gang members sentenced to 50 years for shooting death of 13-year-old
Police Cristabelle Tumola 2/14/2013 at 1:49PM

After killing a 13-year-old boy and injuring another innocent bystander during a rival street gang shooting in Queens, two Crips members have each been sentenced to 50 years in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced. “Without the slightest regard for human life, the defendants recklessly turned the streets of Queens County into a deadly [...]

Mother of boy who brought gun to Queens school arraigned, bail set at $35K
Mother of boy who brought gun to Queens school arraigned, bail set at $35K
Police Cristabelle Tumola 1/19/2013 at 12:03PM

The mother of the seven-year-old who brought a .22 caliber pistol and flare gun to his Far Rockaway school Thursday morning has been arraigned with a bail set at $35,000, said the Queens DA’s office. “The defendant faces serious criminal charges,” said District Attorney Richard Brown. “It is disturbing to think of what could have [...]

Queens man arrested for synagogue crime spree
Queens man arrested for synagogue crime spree
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/29/2012 at 3:06PM

A Kew Gardens man who stole religious items from three Queens synagogues this summer has been arrested and charged with burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. “We’re very happy he’s been caught,” said Rosalyn Ungar, an administrator at Young Israel of Queens Valley, the third [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/19/2012 at 7:40AM

EVENT of the DAY: Summerstage WR/Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue  With over forty years in the music industry, their music and history transcends generations of pop culture and has a universal appeal to parents, grandparents, and children across the world. Also featuring DJ Felix Hernandez mixing in soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. [Click here [...]

New Year’s fire bomber, Ray Lazier Lengend, charged with hate crime
New Year’s fire bomber, Ray Lazier Lengend, charged with hate crime
News Michael Pantelidis 3/20/2012 at 5:04PM

An alleged arsonist arrested for a series of fires started on New Year’s Day is feeling the heat after being indicted on state and federal hate crime charges. Ray Lazier Lengend, also known as Suraj Poonai, was taken into custody on January 3 – two days after police believe he threw glass bottles filled with [...]