The company and its longtime finance chief each pleaded not guilty Thursday to tax crime charges arising from a sweeping inquiry into former president Donald Trump’s business practices.
Madoff’s lawyers had tried to get the 82-year-old released from prison in the COVID-19 pandemic, saying he suffered from end-stage renal disease and other chronic medical conditions. The request was denied.
The killing of the hip hop artist had been one of New York City’s most notorious unsolved killings.
Cohen, who as Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, was sentenced for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.
The trial started with a prosecutor telling jurors how the man who got his start in a modest marijuana-selling business in Mexico ruthlessly turned it into a blood-drenched smuggling operation that funneled cocaine and other drugs as far north as New York.
All of the victims in the attack, which happened before 4 a.m., were hospitalized but expected to survive.
The defense accused prosecutors of relying on shady paid cooperators, including Asaro's cousin Gaspare Valenti. They argued that the witnesses had incentive to frame Asaro to escape lengthy prison terms of their own.
A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.
In recent months, there's been a spike in emergency room visits in New York City by users suffering from high blood pressure, hallucinations, hot flashes and psychotic meltdowns that can turn violent or deadly.
The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority backed a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday in awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages at a high-stakes civil trial.
The nation's largest police force learned the hard way that there are legions online devoted to short-circuiting even the best-intentioned public relations campaign -- in this case, the NYPD's Twitter invitation to people to post feel-good photos of themselves posing with New York's Finest.