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JAMAICA RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 36 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FATAL SHOOTING IN JANUARY 2020 AND SECOND HOMICIDE IN APRIL 2021

July 12, 2024

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Ashik Zaman was sentenced today to 36 years in prison for killing a 39-year-old man in 2020 in a dispute over money and for fatally shooting another man in 2021 outside a liquor store in South Ozone Park. That victim died the next day, his 29th birthday. District…

Your Weekly Update – July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024

My office works every day to prevent gun violence and to stop the manufacture of ghost guns — unregulated and untraceable firearms often made at home that have increasingly been found at crime scenes. We recently filed an amicus brief in a legal case before the U.S. Supreme Court… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – July 5, 2024

July 5, 2024

My office is currently handling several open investigations into card skimming — a type of theft that occurs when illegally installed devices on ATMs, cashier terminals, or fuel pumps capture card data and record PIN entries for purposes of fraud… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – June 28, 2024

June 28, 2024

My office secured a 22-year prison sentence this week for a man who unleashed a violent, unprovoked attack on a commuter at the Howard Beach-JFK Airport subway station in September 2022… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – June 21, 2024

June 21, 2024

We charged a man this week with first-degree rape, two counts of kidnapping, predatory sexual assault and other crimes for attacking two 13-year-olds in Kissena Park in the middle of the afternoon on June 13… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – June 14, 2024

June 14, 2024

My office seized an unlicensed mobile cannabis dispensary, known as “The Green Empress,” on the corner of 43rd Street and Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside this week… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – June 7, 2024

June 7, 2024

My office filed two counts of attempted murder in the first degree against a man who allegedly shot two NYPD officers in East Elmhurst on Monday… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024

My office secured an indictment on a murder charge against a Florida man for the 2009 stabbing death of his 64-year-old uncle, Rosario Prestigiacomo… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – May 24, 2024

May 24, 2024

Memorial Day allows the entire nation an opportunity to pause and reflect on the brave service members whose immense sacrifice helps ensure that the freedoms we cherish today are preserved… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

I announced an indictment secured by my office this week against an alleged squatter for illegally occupying a home in Jamaica and forging leasing documents in an effort to stake his claim as a legal tenant. It was the second such case we brought in a month. According to the charges, the defendant went as far as filing a…

Your Weekly Update – May 10, 2024

May 10, 2024

I joined Bronx DA Darcel Clark, Suffolk DA Ray Tierney, legislators and community members this week in support of the Deadly Driving bill (S. 3135/A174), which aims to close a dangerous loophole in relation to the arrest and prosecution of drugged drivers… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – May 3, 2024

May 3, 2024

My office obtained justice in two separate cases this week dealing with the pervasive issue of deed fraud… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – April 26, 2024

April 26, 2024

April marks National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a crucial time to shed light on the pervasive issue of sexual violence. One impactful initiative during this month is Denim Day, which originated in the late 1990s as a response to a shocking court ruling in Italy. The Italian Supreme Court had overturned a rape conviction based…

Your Weekly Update – April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024

My office secured an indictment this week against an alleged squatter accused of illegally occupying a single-family home in Flushing and renting out rooms to others. The defendant was arraigned yesterday on a five-count indictment charging him with burglary, grand larceny, and other crimes… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

My office secured a 30-year prison sentence this week for a gang member responsible for the shooting death of 14-year-old Aamir Griffin at a Baisley Park Houses playground. The defendant mistook the teenager, who was simply outside playing basketball near his home, for a rival gang member in the 2019 shooting… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – April 5, 2024

April 5, 2024

I announced bribery charges against nine taxi dispatchers this week for allegedly accepting cash in exchange for letting some cab drivers bypass often long lines to pick up passengers at Kennedy International Airport… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – March 29, 2024

March 29, 2024

Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities. NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller, a young officer and father, was ruthlessly gunned down this week in the line of duty while protecting and serving the city of New York… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – March 22, 2024

March 22, 2024

My office secured a guilty plea in connection with the 2019 slaying of 14-year-old Aamir Griffin, who was gunned down in a South Jamaica playground when the defendant mistook him for a rival gang member… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – March 15, 2024

March 15, 2024

My office brought criminal charges recently against Fei Liang in connection with a scheme that defrauded $628,278 from senior citizens across the country. Liang is alleged to have worked with a co-conspirator who called seniors and claimed to be from the Social Security Administration, their bank, or a vendor. He told the victims their accounts had been…

Your Weekly Update – March 8, 2024

March 8, 2024

My office secured an indictment on charges of criminally negligent homicide against a woman in connection with a high-speed collision on the Cross Island Parkway that killed her cousin and left her aunt gravely injured… (continued)

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