New York football fans may know Mychal Kendricks of the Cleveland Browns for his performance on the field. However, the linebacker may longer play in the NFL as he was charged with insider trading on Aug. 29. Federal prosecutors allege that the football player made almost $1.2 million in profits on four investments in 2012 on the basis of illegal insider information. After the indictment, Kendricks was released by the team, which had signed him to a one-year contract in June.
Prosecutors in New York have announced that a multi-agency investigation into drug sales in the Montauk area of Suffolk County has led to 16 suspects being taken into custody. The announcement was made during an Aug. 17 press conference held by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. The individuals taken into custody are said to have distributed drugs that they received through the mail in a number of popular area bars and restaurants.
Tech billionaire Henry Nicholas, the founder of Broadcom, was charged with drug trafficking on Aug. 7. New York residents may be familiar with Nicholas, who is a well-known philanthropist and advocate for victims of crime.
Prosecutors in New York City allege that a local narcotics ring used boxes wrapped in Minnie Mouse wrapping paper to distribute cocaine. According to the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, three individuals, including a MTA bus driver, smuggled hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine outside a nail salon in Mill Basin. Investigators arrested the suspects after investigating their behavior and performing raids.
One day you go to your doctor or the emergency room because you are feeling pain. He or she writes you a prescription for oxycodone or hydrocodone to help relieve the symptoms. You find that this medication stops your pain and makes you feel euphoric. Over time, you find yourself taking more risks because of your addiction.
White collar crime prosecutions are turning toward trade and import issues in New York and across the country. Criminal cases linked to importers have grown by 900 percent over the past 16 years, and researchers say that trade fraud is costing millions of dollars of lost taxes, fees and other revenues. The authors of one study noted that the volume of imports is so massive that it is difficult for customs inspectors to serve as a strong bulwark.