Dear Friends and Neighbors, Earlier this week, I stood in solidarity with Borough President Donovan Richards, Queens elected officials, community leaders and residents to denounce…(Continued)

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Clarence Smith, 37, has been arraigned on assault charges for allegedly attacking two New York City Firefighters. The firefighters were responding to an emergency call in the early afternoon on Monday, February 22. District Attorney Melinda Katz said that, “On every call, firefighters and EMTs put themselves…

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Defendant Allegedly Duped Victim into Signing Checks That Greatly Exceeded Weekly Pay; Accused Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison if Convicted Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Sita Saunders, 61, has been charged with grand larceny, identity theft and other crimes for allegedly siphoning nearly $100,000 from her legally blind, 89-year-old patient’s…

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Dear Friends and Neighbors, This coming Monday, February 22nd, I am hosting a special virtual event in honor of Black History Month, to celebrate the countless achievements of…(Continued)

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Edwin Vargas, 43, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving for allegedly being intoxicated while working at an Ozone Park car wash business and striking a woman and killing her as he drove a vehicle off the cleaning rack Monday afternoon. District Attorney Katz said,…

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz is sponsoring a Lunar New Year virtual event this Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. The District Attorney will honor several community leaders and the livestreamed event will also feature live cultural performances. Lunar New Year 2021- the Year of the Ox -will be celebrated around the…

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Dear Friends and Neighbors, Yesterday, I announced an investigation by my Office’s Frauds Bureau, in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigations, which resulted in…(Continued)

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that an investigation by her Office’s Frauds Bureau resulted in the seizure of 1.7 million counterfeit 3M N95 respirator masks from a Long Island City warehouse before they could be distributed to the public. Detectives from the Queens District Attorney’s Office arrested Zhi Zeng, 33, of Dyker Heights,…

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                Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Jaimie Walker, 30, has been indicted by a Queens grand jury charging him with murder and other crimes in the death of his 72-year-old father. The defendant was arraigned in Supreme Court today for allegedly beating and stabbing his father multiple times with a pair of scissors…

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