Arraignments

TWO DEFENDANTS INDICTED ON SEX TRAFFICKING AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FORCING WOMAN INTO PROSTITUTION

August 26, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Shamiek Anderson, 34, and Lashay Moseley, 27, have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on charges of sex trafficking, assault, and other crimes for allegedly forcing a 25-year-old woman into having sex with strangers for cash. Defendants allegedly withheld the…

TWO INDICTED ON KIDNAPPING, ASSAULT AND ROBBERY CHARGES

August 25, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that defendants Destiny Lebron, 19 and Gil Iphael, 22, have been indicted on multiple charges and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court for an August 6, 2022 incident where the defendants kidnapped, assaulted, punched and robbed the victim inside a Queens hotel. District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged, the…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH 67 COUNTS OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON AND OTHER CRIMES FOR CACHE OF ILLEGAL GHOST GUNS AND FIREARMS

August 22, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Joseph A. Maddaloni Sr., 55, has been charged with 67 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and other crimes following a long-term investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Office. Recovered were a total of 42 illegal firearms including:  15 fully assembled ghost gun semiautomatic pistols; 23…

TWO MEN TO BE ARRAIGNED ON HOMICIDE ASSAULT CHARGES IN DEADLY FAR ROCKAWAY ATTACK ON TAXI DRIVER

August 19, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Austin Amos, 20, and Nickolas Porter, 20, have been charged with gang assault and manslaughter related to a fatal attack on a 52-year-old taxi driver in Far Rockaway, Queens last Saturday. The defendants are accused of repeatedly punching and kicking the victim after he confronted them for…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND OTHER CRIMES FOR SLASHING OVER 40 TIRES IN BAYSIDE

August 11, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Dee Lazersmith, 42, was arrested and charged with numerous counts of criminal mischief for allegedly slashing the tires of 27 separate vehicles along 42nd Avenue in Bayside. The incident took place between the hours of 1:00 AM and 7:00AM on Sunday, August 7th, 2022. District Attorney Katz…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FORCING GIRLFRIEND INTO PROSTITUTION

August 9, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Orlando Ramirez, 24, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on sex trafficking charges and other crimes for bringing his 17-year-old girlfriend from Mexico and allegedly forcing her into having sex with strangers for cash for several years until…

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN SHOOTING DEATH OF FEMALE FRIEND

August 3, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Tariek Sykes, 34, has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly shooting his female friend in broad daylight on the street in Richmond Hill. The August 1, 2022 shooting took place following a verbal dispute between the defendant and the victim. District…

TWO DEFENDANTS CHARGED IN SCHEME TO STEAL EAST ELMHURST HOME FROM DECEASED HOMEOWNER BY POSING AS HER SON

July 11, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, along with New York City Sheriff Anthony Miranda, announced today that Jorge Vasquez Jr. and Andy V. Singh – as well as “23-41 100th Street Corp” – have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court for allegedly filing fraudulent paperwork to claim ownership of…

BOYFRIEND OF WOMAN KILLED AND STUFFED IN CAR TRUNK INDICTED BY QUEENS GRAND JURY ON MURDER CHARGES

July 6, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Kareem Flake, 30, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on charges of murder, kidnapping and other crimes following his extradition from Florida. The defendant is accused of killing a 26-year-old mother of two from Troy, NY in November 2020….

QUEENS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CHARGED WITH FORCIBLY TOUCHING STUDENT AND OTHER CRIMES

June 4, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Shannon Hall, 31, a teacher at Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences High School has been charged with forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child and other crimes for abusing two female students, 14 and 16, from the school. District Attorney Katz said, “As parents, each day…

MAN INDICTED FOR KILLING GREAT WALL RESTAURANT DELIVERYMAN WHO WAS SHOT DOWN ON SCOOTER IN APRIL IN FOREST HILLS

June 2, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Glenn Hirsch, 51, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder, stalking and other charges in the death of a 45-year-old Chinese food restaurant delivery worker. The victim was gunned down on his scooter, just moments after dropping off an order in Forest Hills…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES OF FOREST HILLS WOMAN WHOSE BODY WAS DISCOVERED IN DUFFEL BAG NEAR PARK

May 10, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that David Bonola, 44, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on murder and other charges for the killing of 51-year-old Orsolya Gaal.  Mrs. Gaal’s body was discovered in a hockey sports bag on Metropolitan Avenue near Union Turnpike on…

FAMILY OF ALLEGED SCAM ARTISTS CHARGED WITH NUMEROUS CRIMES, INCLUDING GRAND LARCENY, IDENTITY THEFT, TAX FRAUD

May 4, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Stephanie Bailey, 50, her daughter Chianti Baily, 31, and her sister Latonya Bailey Dostaly, 45, have been charged with multiple crimes including grand larceny, forgery, perjury, identify theft, defrauding the government and official misconduct. District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged, these defendants used virtually every trick in…

MAIL FISHING-CHECK STEALING CREW DISMANTLED IN QUEENS; GRAND JURY INDICTS SIX INDIVIDUALS ON GRAND LARCENY, CONSPIRACY AND OTHER CHARGES

April 29, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the New York City Police Department, announced today that six individuals have been charged in two separate indictments by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on enterprise corruption, grand larceny charges and other crimes. Between March and…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF FOREST HILLS WOMAN WHOSE BODY WAS DISCOVERED IN DUFFEL BAG NEAR PARK SATURDAY MORNING

April 21, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that David Bonola, 44, has been charged with murder in the shocking death of a Forest Hills mother, whose body was found in a duffel bag near Forest Park on Saturday, April 16, 2022. The victim’s body was discovered in a hockey sports bag on Metropolitan Avenue near…

CONNECTICUT MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER EXTRADITED FROM LOS ANGELES TO FACE CHARGES FOR 2018 TINDER DATE STRANGULATION DEATH OF QUEENS NURSE

April 1, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Danueal Drayton, 31, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and following his extradition to New York, was arraigned today in Queens Supreme Court.  The defendant is charged with murder, sexual misconduct, grand larceny and other crimes for the shocking strangulation death of a 29-year-old…

MANHATTAN MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR BRUTAL ATTACK ON WOMAN IN SUBWAY

February 28, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that William Blount, 57, has been charged with attempted murder, assault and other crimes for the vicious beating of a woman as she entered a Queens subway station on Thursday, February 24, 2022. A second individual is also charged with using the victim’s credit card hours after the…

TWO QUEENS RESIDENTS INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES AND OTHER CRIMES FOR DRUNK DRIVING, DRAG RACING CRASH THAT KILLED HOSPITAL WORKER

February 17, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Alamin Ahmed and Mir Fahmid, both of Jamaica, Queens, have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on murder, manslaughter and other charges. District Attorney Katz said, “You cannot use our city streets as if they were the Daytona Speedway or…

TWO MEN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN STABBING DEATH OF MAN; ONE DEFENDANT ALSO INDICTED FOR SECOND KILLING JUST TWO DAYS LATER

February 11, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Raymond Kenner, 22, and Alexander Stephens, 31, have been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on murder charges in the stabbing death of a man killed in Hollis, Queens, on December 21, 2021. Defendant Kenner has additionally been indicted for a second…

QUEENS WOMAN ARRAIGNED ON MURDER CHARGES IN STABBING DEATH OF NEIGHBOR

February 8, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Evelyn Cruz, 48, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on charges of murder and other crimes for allegedly stabbing to death a female neighbor inside the apartment building where Cruz lived. The violence unfolded late Saturday evening on January…

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