U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch

Cop charged with extorting Astoria restaurant owner
Police Liam La Guerre 12/03/2013 at 6:34PM

An NYPD officer and two people were arrested and charged with Hobbs Act extortion of $24,000, attempted Hobbs Act extortion and brandishing a firearm against a Astoria restaurant owner. US Attorney Loretta Lynch, FBI Assistant Director George Venizelos and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced the charges against Queens resident Redinel Dervishaj, Brooklyn resident Denis Nikolla, [...]

Ex-Assemblymember Jimmy Meng sentenced in bribery scheme
Ex-Assemblymember Jimmy Meng sentenced in bribery scheme
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 3/13/2013 at 1:34PM

It’s one month in jail for former Queens Assemblymember Jimmy Meng. The father of Congressmember Grace Meng was sentenced on Tuesday, March 12 in Brooklyn Federal Court after pleading guilty to federal wire fraud charges in November, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “I love my father very much. He made no excuses for his [...]