July 2018 ARCHIVES

Study offers ideas to combat growth of trade fraud

Companies in New York that import fake merchandise or falsify records to avoid paying import duties generally have the upper hand with authorities. The sheer scale of imports entering the country makes comprehensive inspections nearly impossible, according to a recent study that examined trade fraud. Every year, $2.71 trillion worth of products enter the country. Researchers analyzed federal prosecutions of importers between 2000 and 2016 and calculated that prosecutions had increased by 900 percent. Their study concluded that cooperation among federal agencies and increased prosecution under the False Claims Act might hold more importers accountable.

JURY ACQUITS 1 DEFENDANT IN SHOOTING DEATH OF CUOMO AIDE

On July 23, a New York jury acquitted one defendant charged in the death of a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The jury remains deadlocked on two other defendants charged with the man's shooting in 2015.

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER WATERLOO SHOOTING KILLS 2 AND INJURES 1

A report from the New York State Police described the suspect in the deadly shooting in Waterloo as having self-inflicted cuts on his wrist and neck when they arrested him. A tip alerted law enforcement to the 58-year-old man's presence at the Cheerful Valley Campground in Phelps a few hours after a shooting that killed a 53-year-old woman and 45-year-old man and injured a 50-year-old woman.

POLICE CHARGE 2 MORE SUSPECTS IN TEEN MURDER CASE

New York City Police Department officers took two men into custody on July 3 in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old Bronx boy. The boy was hacked, stabbed and slashed to death outside a convenience store on June 20 in what police have now concluded was a case of mistaken identity. The killing is thought to have been an act of gang revenge, but police say that they have found no evidence suggesting the boy was a member of any gang.

Fatal OD bystanders increasingly becoming criminal defendants

In New York and other states, the opioid crisis is being cited as a contributing factor in a growing number of drug-related crimes, including some that result in overdose deaths. However, a recent situation involving a woman who purchased heroin for a neighbor illustrates another trend with drug crimes -- bystanders becoming criminal defendants. In this instance, the neighbor died of a fatal overdose from the heroin the woman purchased at his request. It turned out to be laced with another powerful opioid drug, fentanyl.

YOUNG MAN CHARGED IN SHOCKING MACHETE MURDER IN BRONX

A 19-year-old suspect in the killing of a male 15-year-old outside a deli on East 183rd Street has been charged with second-degree murder, gang assault and manslaughter. Members of the public jeered him as he exited the courthouse. Six more men, ranging in ages from 18 to 24, suspected of involvement in the attack await extradition to New York.
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