Your Weekly Update – May 27, 2022

Throughout this weekend, we’ll be gathering at events all across Queens to pay tribute to the heroic men and women who have served, and continue to serve, in the Armed Forces. I never lose sight of the fact that their sacrifice makes it possible for me to safely put my children to bed every night……

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NYPD OFFICER INDICTED AND CHARGED WITH TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that NYPD Police Officer Kevin Martin, 45, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on tampering with evidence and other charges. The defendant failed to wear his body-worn camera during a March 2019 arrest in which an illegal gun was recovered.…

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QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER FOR DEADLY STABBING OF FLUSHING RESIDENT

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Yang Zhang, 35, has been charged with murder, burglary and other crimes in the stabbing death of a 41-year-old man that took place in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 22, 2022. District Attorney Katz said, “This brutal act of violence is compounded by the seemingly…

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BROOKLYN MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN ROCK ATTACK ON WOMAN IN CORONA

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Elisaul Perez, 33, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder and manslaughter charges, in addition to earlier filed charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the November 2021 Thanksgiving weekend attack of 61-year-old Guiying Ma. Mrs. Ma was struck in…

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QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF JAMAICA PAWN SHOP OWNER

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Rodolfo Lopez-Portillo, 47, has been charged with murder and other crimes for the death of a 60-year-old pawn shop owner. The defendant allegedly struck the victim multiple times with a blunt object at a Jamaica Avenue pawn shop business in March 2022. District Attorney Katz said, “As…

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TWO DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TO LENGTHY PRISON TERMS FOR GUNNING DOWN VICTIM IN BODEGA

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that 32-year-old Fabian DeJesus-Garcia has been sentenced to 25 years-to-life in prison after being convicted at trial of killing a man in a bodega in Jackson Heights, Queens. Second defendant, Gamaliel Desiderio-Sanchez, also 32, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the…

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MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN 2019 SEXUAL ATTACK OF ELDERLY QUEENS WOMAN

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Rodrigo Escamilla, 28, has pleaded guilty to criminal sex act for the 2019 attack on a 74-year-old Queens woman that took place inside the victim’s Corona apartment. District Attorney Katz said, “The defendant viciously violated an elderly woman in a place that is supposed to be her…

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Your Weekly Update – May 13, 2022

Yesterday, I announced charges against a construction foreman who allegedly used his position to take thousands of dollars in kickbacks from employees working on a NYC School Construction project in Ridgewood… (continued)

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QUEENS MAN CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR 2020 GANG-RELATED SHOOTING

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Otis Moore, 32, a reputed member of the Redfern Rowdy Gang, has been convicted by a jury of attempted murder and other crimes for a gang-related shooting on May 17, 2020 in the Dix McBride Apartments, also referred to as Pinkfern in Far Rockaway, Queens. District Attorney…

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Your Weekly Update – May 6, 2022

This week, I announced a number of charges against a family of alleged scam artists, including grand larceny, forgery, perjury, identify theft, defrauding the government and official misconduct… (continued)

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