Category: New York – Eastern District

Turkish National Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care and Wire Fraud in “Birth Tourism” Scheme | USAO-EDNY

Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Ibrahim Aksakal pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care and wire fraud in connection with a so-called “birth tourism” scheme in…

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Former New York City Department of Education Senior Official and Three Others Charged with Extortion Conspiracy and Bribery | USAO-EDNY

A complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Eric Goldstein, the former Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Department of Education’s (“NYC DOE”) Office of…

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Long Island Man Sentenced to 13 Years’ Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses | USAO-EDNY

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Ira Hall was sentenced by United States District Judge Joanna Seybert to 13 years’ imprisonment for distributing cocaine and the unlawful…

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United States Announces Settlement of Civil Action Addressing Clean Air Act Violations at New York City Public Schools | USAO-EDNY

Jacquelyn M. Kasulis, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Todd Kim, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, and Walter…

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“R. Kelly” Convicted of All Counts by a Federal Jury in Brooklyn | USAO-EDNY

Robert Sylvester Kelly, the R&B singer also known as “R. Kelly,” was convicted today by a federal jury in Brooklyn of all nine counts of a superseding indictment charging him…

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Two Former Employees at New York Branch Of Major Bank And An Accountant Charged With Cares Act Loan Fraud | USAO-EDNY

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, a criminal complaint was unsealed and two criminal informations were filed yesterday charging Anuli Okeke, Charlene Wint and Hashim Campbell, respectively, for their…

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Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng Admits to Misleading Global Financial Institution | USAO-EDNY

Earlier today, Wanzhou Meng, Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei), appeared before U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly in federal district court in Brooklyn, New York, for…

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Long Island MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Murdering a 15-Year-Old Boy in Freeport | USAO-EDNY

Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Eduardo Portillo, also known as “Firuli” and “Tito” (Portillo), a member of the violent transnational criminal organization La Mara Salvatrucha, also known…

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United States Returns to Iraq Rare Cuneiform Tablet Bearing Portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh | USAO-EDNY

Today, the United States has returned to the Republic of Iraq a rare cuneiform tablet bearing a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian poem considered one of the…

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