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QUEENS CONTRACTOR AND HIS BUSINESS PLEAD GUILTY TO VIOLATING PREVAILING WAGE LABOR LAWS AND STEALING MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION FROM WORKERS

September 22, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by the New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Margaret Garnett, announced today that Jagdeep Deol, 36, and his business Laser Electrical Contracting Inc. have pleaded guilty to a labor law violation on paying a prevailing wage to workers. The business owner pocketed more than $1.5 million that should…

BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN NEAR FATAL BEATING OF WOMAN REPEATEDLY STRUCK WITH NAIL-RIDDLED WOODEN PLANK

September 17, 2020

Queens District Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens County grand jury has indicted James Fitzgerald, 53, for attempted murder and other crimes for nearly killing his estranged companion. The defendant allegedly kicked and punched the woman then used a wooden beam embedded with nails to continue the beating. The victim barely survived the vicious…

BROOKLYN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE FOR A 2018 CRASH THAT KILLED A MAN AND TWO DOGS

July 31, 2020

Queens District Melinda Katz today announced that a Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, assault and other crimes for getting behind the wheel of a car and driving after consuming alcohol and smoking marijuana. The August 2018 crash killed a 38-year-old man, his dogs and injured four people. District Attorney Katz said,…

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ISSUES WARNING ABOUT BUSINESS EMAIL SCAMS

July 15, 2020

Business transactions that require good faith and trust are increasingly being conducted online and through email. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and increasing reliance on technology, transactions once done by in-person interactions and even a trusted handshake now take place virtually. Unfortunately, online predators and scammers have caught on and are using manipulative business email…

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ANNOUNCES THE OFFICE’S VIOLENT CRIMINAL ENTERPRISES BUREAU

June 22, 2020

District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced the creation of a Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau. This Bureau merges the Office’s former Narcotics Investigations Bureau and Gang Violence bureaus. The Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau will work diligently to suppress violent crime in Queens County by identifying and prosecuting drivers of violence engaged in organized criminal behavior, including…

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ LAUNCHES HATE CRIMES BUREAU

June 15, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced a dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau in her newly reorganized Felony Trial Division. This Bureau is one of the first in the nation committed exclusively to preventing, investigating and prosecuting hate crimes. District Attorney Katz said, “We are the ‘World’s Borough’ with the most diverse population of any county…

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ INTRODUCES THE OFFICE’S MAJOR ECONOMIC CRIMES BUREAU

June 8, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today the creation of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau in her newly reorganized Investigations Division. This Bureau combines the former Organized Crime and Rackets Bureau with components of the former Economics Crimes Bureau. This new crime fighting team will investigate and prosecute a broad array of large-scale financial crimes…

COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic

June 1, 2020

As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 – more commonly referred to as COVID-19 – continues to sweep across our country and particularly in our home borough of Queens, we must keep in mind that another epidemic was already on the rise and is still one of the greatest public health threats facing this generation. Opioid addiction…

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ISSUES WARNINGS TO PARENTS ABOUT ONLINE CHILD PREDATORS

May 21, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus has brought new challenges and responsibilities to all the parents and guardians in Queens County. With schools closed many teens and preteens are finding more time to explore the internet on computers and phones. Teens are naturally curious about everything including their sexuality and in this very difficult time may…

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT TO HOLD VIRTUAL MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE CEREMONY

May 19, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz and Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee together will host a Virtual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at www.queensbp.org from the borough home to the highest population of veterans in the City of New York. This is an online-only event, and everyone is…

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ANNOUNCES HUMAN TRAFFICKING BUREAU

May 18, 2020

District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced the creation of a Human Trafficking Bureau that is exclusively dedicated to combating human trafficking in Queens County. This newly formed Bureau will combat sex and labor trafficking by aggressively prosecuting traffickers and buyers of sex and will also connect survivors of trafficking with meaningful services to empower them…

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