An ATM machine on Third Avenue is viewed in New York on May 10, 2013, just one of the many that were used as cyber thieves around the world stole $45 million by hacking into debit card companies, scrapping withdrawal limits and helping themselves from cash machines, US authorities said May 9, 2013. The massive heist unfolded 'in a matter of hours,' said the US prosecutor's office for Brooklyn, New York. Prosecutors unveiled charges against eight people accused of forming the New York cell of the plot, which stretched across 26 countries. In their case, they allegedly lifted $2.8 million in cash and now face charges of conspiracy to commit access device fraud and money laundering. Seven of the eight have been arrested, the US attorney's office said. The eighth, Alberto Yusi Lajud-Pena, who was the leader and was nicknamed 'Prime' and 'Albertico,' is reported to have been murdered two weeks ago, the office said.
My accent didn’t reflect ignorance ... It reflected a lack of culture and sophistication, perhaps, but the kids in my neighborhood were pretty darn smart.
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Ratner's Islanders plan unprecedented for NHL
Nassau in 1972, nor did they exercise their territorial rights when the Islanders announced last year that they would move to Brooklyn beginning in 2015. Islanders Senior Vice President Michael Picker did not return calls for comment. Neither MSG nor Brian 5/17/13 Read more »
U.S. attorney urges faith in face of political corruption
office to try to thwart a federal probe.Those cases brought high-profile political corruption into the quiet section of Brooklyn, the area's City Councilman Louis Fidler told the audience before Lynch spoke."It has really landed on our doorstep," Fidler said.At Read more »
Cuomo calls for Assemb. Vito Lopez to quit
(D-Manhattan) has admitted mishandling sexual harassment complaints against Lopez, the ire Thursday was focused on Lopez (D-Brooklyn)."We're not talking about people. We're talking about a single person," Cuomo said, capturing the tone of the immediate aftermath Read more »
Yankees call up Dellin Betances
25, was born in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan and graduated from Grand Street High Schools Grand Street Campus in Brooklyn. He was taken by the Yankees out of high school in the eighth round of the 2006 draft.Very effective in the lower levels of Read more »
Judge allows gun photo in NYPD Officer Figoski murder trial
said he made several conflicting statements over a period of hours, saying, for example, that he took the train to Brooklyn, but then saying he came in a car with four other men from his Ozone Park neighborhood.Det. John Mullins said Morales at one point refused Read more »
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Things about to get ugly between Nets and Knicks ... on hockey?
pitted against each other, unlike the past when the Knicks supported Ratner and then Prokhorov's plan to move the Nets to Brooklyn. Any talk of real competition has been dismissed diplomatically. MSG has always (publicly) met such questions with, "The Garden 10:52 AM from Nets Daily: For New Jersey Nets Fans Read more »
Adam Yauch to be honoured at Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Hip-Hop Festival, says, "We reached out to (bandmate) Ad Rock right after MCA passed last year and asked if there was anything we could do to help celebrate the life of his brother. "It was so soon that we were hesitant to even reach out. We wanted to give 10:47 AM from Starpulse Read more »
NY Assembly seeks uncertain expulsion of lawmaker
Michael Gormley and Michael Virtanen Published: 10:06 AM - 05/18/13 Last updated: 10:09 AM - 05/18/13 ALBANY (AP) - New York's Assembly on Monday will forge ahead on a rare and uncertain effort to expel a veteran Democrat who is accused of groping and intimidating 10:24 AM from Times Herald-Record Read more »
Out with the Bad: Time to Go Vito Lopez
Vito Lopez the Darth Vader of Brooklyn politics—and that was before I knew about the sexual harassment allegations. Many have charged that he is a Democratic kingmaker, a real old school party boss that rules the roost and is almost never challenged. Tish 9:14 AM from Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn Read more »
Ratner, according to ESPN, can't promise Islanders games at new Nassau Coliseum, but developer remains confident
undersized arena with unknown sight lines in Brooklyn and have their former home reduced in capacity by the same developer. Does any of this make sense? How about building a true home for the Islanders and let them stay where they belong. Too late for that. 5/17/13 from Atlantic Yards Report Read more »