A bank robber who was caught red-handed — literally — pleaded guilty Monday to the botched stickup in Queens. Authorities said Michael Ciaccio, 52, made off with about $1,300 from a Howard Beach bank in April after handing a teller a note claiming he had a gun and a bomb — neither of which was true. The teller sounded the alarm when the bandit ran out with the cash bundles, but a red dye pack hidden among the money detonated before police arrived.
A federal case against a gangster, delayed for months by antics and psych tests, is finally rolling ahead. And the judge wants to keep it that way. Back in May, Brooklyn federal prosecutors charged Battista (Benny) Geritano, 45, with making an extortion attempt through threatening letters. Authorities say the reputed Gambino associate sent menacing missives while he was locked up on a 12-year sentence for stabbing someone at a Bay Ridge bar.
A Queens woman who rolled her baby in a Versace stroller is accused of lying to the feds about some high-end grown-up wheels connected to a pair of reputed heroin dealers. Clarissa Vasquez, 28, was charged with making false statements to law enforcement about her connection to a fancy fleet of cars allegedly purchased with drug money.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".