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Brooklyn Landlord Convicted Of Murder For Shooting Death of Tenant

Terrorized Second Tenant and Her Children With Pipe After the Shooting

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 63-year-old East New York landlord has been convicted of second-degree murder and other charges for gunning down his 51-year-old tenant following a dispute over unpaid rent and then confronting and assaulting a second tenant and her children.

Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 184 Years in Prison For Statutory Rape

Defendant Had Sexual Relationship With Teen Beginning When She Was 13 Years Old

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 38-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 184 years in prison following his conviction last month on statutory rape and other charges stemming from a sexual relationship he had with the victim beginning when she was 13 years old. He was also convicted of videotaping some of the sexual encounters as well as videotaping additional encounters of her having group sex with himself and other men.

Fifteen Defendants Arrested For Alleged Narcotics Trafficking Following Undercover Investigation at Unity Plaza Houses in East New York

Approximately 150 Undercover Buys Made During Course of Eight Month Operation

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that 15 alleged drug dealers have been charged in connection with allegedly selling crack cocaine and marijuana to undercover officers over the past eight months during an anti-drug initiative at the Unity Plaza Houses in East New York. In addition, a quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana was recovered during the execution of court-authorized search warrants.

Four Alleged Drug Dealers Indicted For Running Cocaine Delivery Service In Downtown Brooklyn  

Allegedly Sold Drugs to Hundreds of Repeat Customers Over Course of Investigation; More than 1 ½ Kilos With Street Value Up To $200,000 Recovered 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that three men and one woman have been indicted in connection with operating a cocaine delivery service in Downtown Brooklyn. It is alleged that customers called a shared cell phone to place an order for cocaine or crack cocaine, which was then delivered to the buyer at an agreed upon location in exchange for cash.

Statement of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

“I congratulate Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.  I had the honor to serve with Loretta in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  She’s an extraordinary prosecutor, possesses great integrity and will be relentless in protecting the interests of the American people. I have no doubt that Loretta will serve our nation with honor and distinction. As the first-ever African American woman to serve as Attorney General, this is also a proud moment in our country’s history.”

Defendant Who Allegedly Targeted Asian Women Indicted For Robbery as a Hate Crime and Other Charges in Six Separate Incidents

Faces Up To 25 Years in Prison on Top Count 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today said that a 20-year-old man has been named in a 36-count indictment in which he is charged with second-degree robbery as a hate crime and other charges for allegedly robbing five Chinese women and attempting to rob a sixth woman in separate incidents in Borough Park. The women were allegedly targeted because of their race.

Alleged Unscrupulous Landlords Indicted For Unlawful Eviction Of Rent Stabilized Tenants and Filing False Documents In Connection With Residential Buildings in Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg

Defendants Face Up To 15 Years in Prison for Unlawfully Trying To Force Out Tenants In Rapidly Gentrifying North Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two Brooklyn landlords have been indicted on unlawful eviction and other charges for allegedly forcing or attempting to force rent-stabilized tenants out of their homes by allegedly destroying their apartments and making them uninhabitable in an effort to destabilize the apartments in order to collect significantly higher market-rate rents.  camera Video

Community Engagement

Schools – Nominate two students to receive a Certificate of Excellence!

CUNY-TV’s CityWide hosted by Ken Fisher interviews DA Thompson about his Crime Strategies Unit, Conviction Review Unit and other cases.


Twenty-Three Defendants – Including Nine Doctors – Charged With Enterprise Corruption in Massive $7 Million Medicaid Fraud

Defendants Preyed on Low-Income and Homeless People; Offered Free Sneakers in Exchange For Unnecessary Medical Tests, Treatment

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