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Your Weekly Update – June 14, 2024

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By QDA-IS-Team-1 | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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)