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Blog Posts in February, 2012

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  • U.S. Seeks 23-Year Term for Drug Lord
    U.S. Seeks 23-Year Term for Drug Lord

    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have asked a judge to impose a 23-year prison sentence on Christopher M. Coke. A man, who has been described as one of the most powerful and brutal drug lords in ...

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  • Update: Ex-Lacrosse Player Convicted in Killing of His Former Girlfriend
    Update: Ex-Lacrosse Player Convicted in Killing of His Former Girlfriend

    On Wednesday, George Huguely, a former University of Virginia lacrosse player , was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of his ex-girlfriend. Mr. Huguely, 24, faces 5 to 40 years in ...

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  • Folk Nation gang leader Devon Rodney captured by Feds
    Folk Nation gang leader Devon Rodney captured by Feds

    A leader of the violent Folk Nation gang was captured Wednesday morning hiding in his girlfriend's Brooklyn apartment, authorities said. The gang leader, Devon Rodney, is being charged in a ...

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  • Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys
    Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys

    A Queens computer teacher has been arrested for sexually abusing two elementary school students, authorities said. Wilbert Cortez, 49, allegedly touched the genitals and the buttocks of an 8-year-old ...

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  • Brooklyn Teacher's Aide Charged with Producing Child Porn
    Brooklyn Teacher's Aide Charged with Producing Child Porn

    A Brooklyn elementary school teacher’s aide was out on bail after being arrested in January, on charges of possessing child pornography. The teacher’s aide, Taleek Brooks, 40, was then arrested again ...

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  • Aide at a Manhattan School Is Charged With Sexual Abuse
    Aide at a Manhattan School Is Charged With Sexual Abuse

    A teacher’s aide at P.S. 87, a highly regarded Manhattan public elementary school, was arrested after he allegedly sexually abused a student. The accused, Gregory Atkins, 56, was working at the Upper ...

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