Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday, January 31 announced the appointments of Elizabeth R. Fine, Charles S. Imohiosen, Margaret A. Tobin, John J. Gilstrap, Katie L. Codey, Kerri Jew, and Claire McLeveighn to Empire State Development (ESD). Ms. Fine will serve as General Counsel, Mr. Imohiosen as Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Tobin as Chief Financial […]

Who is Killing Whom in America?

BY DIANE DIMOND We have a fascination in America about murder. Serial killers, mass murders, thrill kills, the so-called “mission murderers” who think it’s their duty to rid the world of certain groups like prostitutes, drug users or the homeless. That all those prime time TV shows, replete with mysterious murders and the resulting criminal […]

DHS seizes $21.6 million in fake NFL merchandise, arrests 50 involved

Ahead of the Super Bowl, federal officials announced a crackdown on counterfeit National Football League merchandise, revealing the seizure of more than $21.6 million in fake NFL merchandise, Thursday. In an initiative called “Operation Team Player,” the feds targeted international shipments of counterfeit merchandise from abroad as it came into the United States, as well […]

Haverstraw Resident Among Four Men Charged for Child Prostitution

Haverstraw Resident Among Four Men Charged for Child Prostitution

Press Release from the Dept. of Justice  TRENTON, N.J. – A federal grand jury in Trenton returned a superseding indictment today charging four men from New York and Pennsylvania with various offenses related to the trafficking of a minor and forcing her into prostitution for their own profit, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman […]


Year-long joint investigation uncovers illicit operation selling “party packs” to high-end clientele  PRESS RELEASE FROM AG’S OFFICE NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, joined by NYPD Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and representatives from the New York State Police, today announced charges against 18 individuals for running a high-end prostitution and drug […]

Former Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Pleads Guilty

Joseph Desmaret, former deputy mayor of the Village of Spring Valley, pled guilty Wednesday to federal mail fraud and extortion charges. He faces a maximum of nine years in prison. Federal Judge Kenneth Karas is scheduled make a sentencing decision May 22. Desmaret’s former colleague ex-Mayor Noramie Jasmin is planning to fight the same charges […]

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