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Federal and State Courts Reporter — New York Times

NYT reporter by day, covering Brooklyn courts; novelist by very early day (EVERYBODY RISE, coming Aug. 18 from St. Martin's Press).

9 New York Doctors Indicted in Medicaid Fraud Using Homeless Patients — Nine New York doctors were indicted on Tuesday on charges that they participated in a Medicaid fraud in which homeless people were given free shoes as a way to entice them to be subjected to a raft of unnecessary medical tests and equipment prescriptions.

Lawyer Asks Judge to Vacate Conviction in 2003 Killing of Fairfield Student — A lawyer for John Giuca, convicted of the 2003 killing of a Fairfield University student athlete, filed a motion on Monday asking a judge to vacate Mr. Giuca's murder conviction. The killing of the student, Mark Fisher, became a news media spectacle soon after the night of his death.

Ex-chefões da máfia reclamam da idade em tribunais americanos — Não muito tempo atrás, Thomas DiFiore era uma figura intimidante. Por um período, ele foi o membro mais graduado da família Bonanno que não estava atrás das grades, apesar de uma longa ficha de detenções por acusações de sequestro, agressão, promoção do jogo e extorsão.

Brothers Sentenced to Three Years for Selling Guns Overseas — Two brothers, one a former New York police officer and the other a federal customs officer, were sentenced on Friday to three years in prison for illegally exporting military-grade weapons to the Philippines for more than four years. Judge Allyne R.

Stepfather Charged With Murder in 2-Year-Old’s Death in Brooklyn — A man accused of violently shaking his 2-year-old stepdaughter, leading to her death in November and a fight over her organs, was arraigned on a murder charge on Thursday after the girl's death was ruled a homicide.

Aging Ex-Mafia Boss’s Bid for Leniency on Jail Time Fails — High blood sugar, stress, swelling of kidneys, swelling of skin, lung problems, vision issues: these were some of the medical problems enumerated by lawyers for Thomas DiFiore, a 71-year-old Mafia member, at his sentencing on Tuesday in Brooklyn.

Before Judges, the Godfathers Become Sick Old Grandfathers — Not long ago, Thomas DiFiore cut an intimidating figure. For a time, he was the highest-ranking member of the Bonanno organized crime family not behind bars, despite a long record of arrests on charges of kidnapping, assault, promoting gambling and extortion.

Air Force Veteran Accused in ISIS Aid Case Pleads Not Guilty — An Air Force veteran from New Jersey accused of trying to support the Islamic State pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn. The man, Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, 47, gave his name in staccato tones; that was his only utterance.

New Jersey Man Charged With Trying to Join ISIS — An Air Force veteran from New Jersey, recently fired from his job as an airplane mechanic, has been charged with trying to support the Islamic State by seeking to join the group. The veteran, Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, a 47-year-old American citizen, tried to travel into Syria in January after being fired from his job in the Middle East, prosecutors said.

Grimm Associate Is Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison — An associate of former United States Representative Michael G. Grimm received a surprisingly harsh sentence on Tuesday for violating campaign finance law, a signal that Mr. Grimm may face tough consequences when he is sentenced later this year for tax fraud.
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Mar 31, 2015

@KatBrzozowski @hopedellon though maybe we should start blaming the MTA for everything that goes wrong in life. If they're offering and all

Mar 31, 2015

199-count Medicaid-fraud indictment says NY doctors recruited homeless ppl at shelters, gave them unnecessary tests:…

Mar 31, 2015

@sandraheikkinen I have been obsessed with the idea since! I saw a pic and the goat was so cuddly.

Mar 31, 2015

@sandraheikkinen I once interviewed a goat-cheese maker who said she kept a "lap goat" in her house, which opens up many possibilities.

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