Tag: queens-district-attorneys-office

Cops dismantle interstate gun trafficking ring; deals done in Astoria parking lot to Staten Island


Nov. 6, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan A seven-month investigation into an interstate gun trafficking ring spanning from Cincinnati to an Astoria parking lot resulted in the seizure of over 100 guns and the indictment of three individuals.  Over the course of five meetups with an undercover police officer at the P.C. Richard & Son parking lot on Steinway Street in Astoria this summer, the defendants sold a total of 97 firearms, including 17 assault weapons. The purchases by the plainclothes cop totaled $124,000 at approximately $1,200 per gun.  “Guns and the recovery of weapons on the streets of Queens are…
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Two Queens men charged with possessing stockpile of illegal firearms, ammo in Jamaica: DA

Aug. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Two Jamaica men were criminally charged with possessing an arsenal of illegal weapons and stockpiles of ammunition, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Tuesday morning. The co-defendants were arrested last week after law enforcement agencies executed search warrants at their homes and other locations, where they found a dozen…
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Attorneys say Chanel Lewis’ murder conviction in killing of Howard Beach jogger based on ‘racial dragnet’

Aug. 23, 2023 By Bill Parry The Brooklyn man serving a life sentence for the brutal slaying of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano in 2016 was wrongfully convicted, according to a motion to vacate filed in Queens Supreme Court on Monday, Aug. 21. Civil rights attorney Ronald Kuby maintains his client, 27-year-old Chanel Lewis, should…
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Brooklyn woman gets more than two decades in prison for feeding sedative-laced cheesecake to her Forest Hills look-alike: DA

Apr. 19, 2023 By Bill Parry A Russian émigré from Brooklyn was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in prison for the attempted murder of her Forest Hills beautician look-alike with a sedative-laced cheesecake in 2016, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Viktoria Nasyrova, 47, of Voorhies Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, was convicted in Queens…
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Queens DA hosts Black History Month celebration in Rochdale Village

Feb. 23, 2023 By Paul Frangipane Residents of Rochdale Village and community members from across Queens gathered Wednesday night, Feb. 22, for a Black History Month celebration hosted by the Queens District Attorney’s office. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz co-sponsored the event with City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, packing the Rochdale Village Community Center’s grand…
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