On March 25, a grand jury indicted a Brooklyn tax preparer on 31 counts of tax fraud. According to reports, the jury found that there was sufficient evidence to show he had been helping clients falsify tax returns from 2008 to 2010. If convicted of the accused crimes, the preparer could face up to three years in prison and fines amounting to $250,000 for each count of tax fraud. Following the indictment, the preparer underwent a trial and sentencing process.
According to law enforcement authorities in New York, five teenage girls are facing charges for an assault on another girl inside of a McDonald's restaurant in Brooklyn. The incident occurred on March 9 in the Flatbush area.
The first remedial measures from the stop-and-frisk litigation in New York City are beginning to trickle down from the courts to local police precincts.
A New York man was taken into custody on March 9 after his 4-year-old daughter allegedly took cocaine to her school. Authorities stated that, when the man's Geneva home was searched, firearms, drugs and cash were discovered.
On March 6, a 72-year-old New York man who was accused of owning a large cockfighting ring was sentenced to just under one year in prison. According to the attorney general, the man's farm spanned 92 acres and supplied roosters that had been trained to fight.
A man in New York has been arrested for purchasing over $200,000 worth of jewelry using cloned credit cards. The 33-year-old Troy man was detained after buying a pair of diamond earrings and a Rolex watch from a store on Feb. 11. According to Ontario County Sheriff's deputies, the man attempted to flee the scene when the credit card he was using was found to be an unauthorized copy of a stolen credit card account.