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Hollis car dealership charged with sales tax theft
Northeast Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 12:25PM

A father and son are accused of illegally pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from their Hollis car dealerships. Yunas Khan, 52, and his son Tabraiz Khan, 27, head Horse Power Sales on Jamaica Avenue and Car Palace on 183rd Street. They are charged with $500,000 in state sales tax theft for allegedly under-reporting sales [...]

LeFrak City tenant allegedly stole money, identities from residents
LeFrak City tenant allegedly stole money, identities from residents
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/08/2013 at 5:12PM

A tenant at an Elmhurst apartment complex has been charged with money laundering and identity theft involving other former and current residents. According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Olawale Akinnawonu, 45, a tenant of the LeFrak City apartment complex, has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 between November 2011 and May 2013 after [...]

Flushing father convicted in death of newborn daughter
Police Melissa Chan 2/04/2013 at 3:54PM

A Flushing man accused of shaking his baby girl to death and slamming her head on a night stand has been convicted of manslaughter, authorities said. Hang Bin Li, 28, bumped his daughter’s head on a night stand in October 2007 and failed to call the cops until two days later, according to trial testimony. [...]

NYPD, DA bust Queens gun trafficking ring
NYPD, DA bust Queens gun trafficking ring
News Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 12:03PM

A three-year undercover operation into an illegal gun trafficking ring in southeast Queens netted four indictments and a fifth arrest, according to officials. The investigation began in August 2009 after the DA’s office received a tip of the illegal operation. Over the next three years agents conducted several undercover transactions with the defendants. Twenty firearms [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 8 to 13 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 9 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Carols ‘n’ Cookies ‘n’ Cocoa ‘n’ Cheer Celebrate the season with warm wishes, delicious treats and the renowned choral group Voices That Blend. There will [...]

Elmhurst dad pleads guilty to violently shaking baby daughter
News Melissa Chan 11/27/2012 at 3:48PM

An Elmhurst father, whose infant daughter remains on life support after he violently shook, her has pleaded guilty to felony assault and will be sentenced to 14 years in prison, the district attorney said. Israel Garcia, 28, pleaded guilty in Queens Supreme Court on November 19 to first-degree assault and admitted to violently shaking his [...]

Mother and son charged in illegal cigarette scheme
News Melissa Chan 11/23/2012 at 1:06PM

A Flushing mother and son duo was arrested last Tuesday when their alleged cigarette smuggling scheme went up in smoke, authorities said. Ying-Jian Lin, 48, and her son, Xiao Lin, 23, have been charged with violating various state tax laws after investigators seized 677 cartons of untaxed Asian brand cigarettes and $132,000 in cash from [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 7:14AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 5 to 7 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Halloween Haunted House Visit for some thrills and chills! Stay for hayrides, treats, mulled cider and pumpkins on sale. [...]