Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 25 Years to Life in Prison For Fatal Shooting of Man After Petty Dispute

Defendant Hid Murder Weapon Which He Nicknamed “Loretta” In Baby’s Crib After Gunning Down A Father Of Four in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing a father of four in a barrage of gunfire after a petty dispute.


Long Island Man Charged With Stealing Nearly $500,000 From
Jazz Legend

Defendant Allegedly Directed Japanese Foundation to Send 85-Year-Old Victim’s Prize Money to Bank Account
He Controlled

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a Nassau County man has been charged with one count of second-degree grand larceny in connection with the theft of almost a half-million dollars in prize money that a Japanese foundation had awarded to famed jazz musician Cecil Taylor last year for winning the prestigious Kyoto Award.


Approximately 100 Chinese Immigrant Families Defrauded By Bogus Sunset Park School to Receive Restitution Today

Defendants Took Deposits of $300-500 Per Student, Then Disappeared; Pleaded Guilty and Agreed To Pay $50,220 to Parents and Teachers

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson announced that more than $50,000 in restitution checks will be distributed to families and teachers defrauded by a Brooklyn couple who ran three missionary-type schools in Sunset Park to teach English, and fled with tuition deposits after suddenly shutting down the schools.


Brooklyn Police Officer Charged With Soliciting Sex From NYPD Candidate In Exchange For Helping To Get Her Hired

Officer Indicted On Charges of Bribe Receiving, Coercion And Official Misconduct

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 34-year-old New York City police officer has been indicted on charges that he contacted a woman with a pending application to the New York Police Department and offered to expedite the hiring process in return for sex.


Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 25 Years To Life In Prison For Murder
Of Former Boyfriend

Defendant Knifed And Stomped 31-Year-Old Man In Their Bedford-Stuyvesant Apartment

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 27-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison following his conviction earlier this month on second-degree murder in the stabbing and beating of his former boyfriend.


The Brooklyn Human Trafficking Task Force

Human Trafficking Task Force Photo

DA Ken Thompson along with The Brooklyn Human Trafficking Task Force. Today, July 30, 2014 is World Day Against Trafficking In Persons.


Two Men Sentenced To 25 Years To Life In Prison For Stabbing Death Of Stranger They Mistakenly Thought Was Gang Rival

Innocent Victim, 20, Was Stabbed To Death With Broken Bottle and Knife

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that two men who were convicted last month for the stabbing death of a young man who they thought was a member of a rival gang have each been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder at a trial in which they each had separate juries.


Brooklyn 'Ground Central' for Wrongful Conviction Claims

DA Ken Thompson sat down with USA Today’s Yamiche Alcindor to discuss his efforts with numerous wrongful conviction claims and his Conviction Review Unit. view video


Fare Beater Who Shot Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Assault

Defendant To Serve 25 Years In Prison For Shooting Cop In Leg

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 29-year-old Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a police officer for shooting a New York City Police Department officer in the leg after the cop and his partner, who were both in uniform, stopped the man for boarding a bus without paying his fare.


Home Invasion Robber Sentenced To 20 Years To Life In Prison

Defendant Terrorized Crown Heights Family At Gunpoint;
Tracked Down After Stolen Cell Phone Used To Send Lewd Texts To Victim’s Daughter

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 30-year-old Brooklyn man, who has been deemed a violent persistent felon, has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison following his conviction on first-degree robbery and other charges in connection with a 2011 gunpoint home invasion in Crown Heights.


DA Thompson Behind The Scene on WNBC's The Debrief
with David Ushery


Brooklyn Man Charged With Stealing Over $42,000 From 87-Year-Old Woman By Forging Checks Against Her Account

Victim Had Already Given Defendant Almost $60,000

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a Brooklyn man has been charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the theft of $42,500 from an 87-year-old retired social worker he befriended and drove on errands.