Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's convicted killer, was making his seventh try at parole Wednesday.
Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's convicted killer, is up for parole for the seventh time and may be questioned as early as Tuesday, authorities said Friday.
A woman who admitted to stealing a 19-day-old infant from a Manhattan hospital in 1987 was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison.
The man immortalized by Martin Scorsese's film "Goodfellas" has died.
The federal government recovered almost $4.1 billion stolen in health care fraud schemes during fiscal year 2011, Obama administration officials announced Tuesday. The figure is up 58 percent from 2009.
A New York teacher's aide previously accused of distributing child pornography has been arrested again, this time on a charge of making such pornography, possibly on school grounds.
Five alleged members of the infamous Bonanno crime family were arrested in New York on Friday and charged with racketeering, extortion, illegal gambling and drug distribution, officials said.
The Supreme Court gave an Alabama death row prisoner another chance Wednesday to appeal his conviction after a mailroom mistake and other circumstances initially left him unable to pursue further claims in court.
In a win for the owners of the New York Mets, a federal judge on Tuesday upheld an earlier court decision that placed limits on the amount of money that the trustee in the Madoff case can seek.
The mother of Shannan Gilbert said Tuesday that police botched an investigation into her daughter's death and the apparent murders of other victims on Long Island, New York, and she threatened to file a lawsuit against Suffolk County Police if the FBI doesn't take over the case.
A New York medical examiner's office said Saturday that a body discovered this week along a remote stretch of Long Island beach was that of Shannan Gilbert, the missing New Jersey woman whose disappearance led investigators to 10 sets of human remains and the hunt for a possible serial killer.
A year after police discovered four bodies dumped along a remote stretch of New York beach, authorities said Tuesday they believe they've found the body of a missing New Jersey woman whose disappearance triggered the search.
The search for Shannan Gilbert in Long Island may be over. Officials say they discovered human remains that may be hers.
The pocketbook of a New Jersey woman whose disappearance in 2010 led authorities to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains across two Long Island, New York, counties has been found, police said Wednesday.
CNN's Susan Candiotti takes a look at a new theory about a string of unsolved murders on Long Island, New York.
After a nearly year-long investigation, police say they now believe 10 sets of human remains uncovered along a desolate stretch of Long Island, New York, beach are linked to a single killer.
Occupy Wall Street organizers are planning a Veterans Day rally and concert featuring folksinger Joan Baez in New York City on Friday, as the movement marks its 56th day.
Charges have been dropped against one of two men arrested in connection with a string of sex attacks in New York City, police said Wednesday.
Raj Rajaratnam, former manager of the defunct hedge fund Galleon Group, was sentenced on Thursday to 11 years in federal prison -- a record for insider trading -- and fined $10 million.
A man authorities say was part of a Brooklyn husband-and-wife identity theft team has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the deaths of three identity theft victims, prosecutors said Thursday.
Former New York police officer Franklin Mata was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail and three years on probation for three counts of official misconduct in a case of alleged rape involving himself and another New York Police officer, according to the Mahattan district sttorney's office.
Former New York police officer Kenneth Moreno was sentenced Monday to one year in prison for three counts of official misconduct in a case of alleged rape involving himself and another New York police officer.
The court-appointed trustee in the case of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff announced that a settlement for $1 billion has been reached with the Tremont Group feeder funds.
Rapper Jeffrey Atkins, also known as Ja Rule, was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison for failing to file tax returns with the IRS after admitting that he did not file his taxes for five years, the Justice Department said in a news release Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens' tenacious pursuit of victory on the pitcher's mound is re-emerging as he enters federal court this week to fight charges he lied about using drugs and to try to ruthlessly discredit the former friend who says he did.
An Egyptian executive accused of sexually abusing an employee at a luxury hotel in New York pleaded guilty Friday to sex abuse in the third degree and will also face a $5 million lawsuit tied to the case, his attorney said.
Winfred Jiau, a former expert-network consultant, was found guilty Monday of insider trading in another victory for federal prosecutors.
A jury convicted three more people in the insider trading case that centered on the Galleon Group hedge fund, according to the U.S. district attorney of the Southern District of New York on Monday.
In the nearly two years since the government began cracking down on insider trading, federal prosecutors have charged and convicted dozens of people in several overlapping cases.
The man who cooked the books for Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Monday.
Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund boss accused of insider trading, was found guilty Wednesday by a jury in New York of conspiracy and securities fraud.
An official says four new sets of human remains discovered on a Lond Island beach aren't linked to a serial killer.
The four sets of human remains most recently discovered on a Long Island beach don't appear to be related to four others discovered nearby that have been linked to a suspected serial killer, the Suffolk County district attorney said Monday.
Walid Makled Garcia, accused of being one of the world's top drug lords, was extradited from Colombia to Venezuela on Monday, Venezuelan state media said.
CNN's Jason Carroll meets up with a former detective who helped find one of America's most infamous serial killers.
The mother of a woman police identified as one of eight found dead on an isolated strip of waterfront property on Long Island, New York, told CNN that a man using the victim's cell phone made taunting calls and claimed he killed 24-year-old Melissa Barthelemy.
The federal bankruptcy court judge presiding over the Bernard Madoff case has revealed the JPMorgan Chase employees who allegedly suspected they were doing business with a Ponzi schemer.
There is a bipartisan tide of lawmakers who are trying to fix our nation's out-of-control corrections system, and make funding for education the priority.
A controversial hearing got under way in Washington Thursday to examine the alleged radicalization of American Muslims -- a hearing that many Muslim groups have criticized as unfair to the Muslim community.
The court-appointed trustee charged with recovering assets stolen by Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff is ready to distribute $2.6 billion worth of recovered funds to the victims.
A man authorities say was part of a Brooklyn husband-and-wife identity theft team has been convicted of the murder of two of his three identity theft victims, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme are infuriated with his latest jailhouse interview, in which he blames his victims for being "greedy."
The court-appointed trustee in the Bernard Madoff case has sued the outgoing top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly profiting off the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
A 23-year-old man accused of killing four people during a New York stabbing and carjacking spree was indicted Friday, prosecutors said.
On the same day that a defense attorney was assigned to Maksim Gelman, accused of killing four during a New York City stabbing and carjacking spree, one of his surviving victims recalled the terror he felt during the alleged rampage.
A New York man is in custody, charged with killing four and wounding four in 28 hours of terror. Stephanie Elam reports.
A man suspected in a series of stabbings and carjackings in New York was charged Sunday night with the murders of four people, authorities said.
JPMorgan Chase accused the court-appointed trustee in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi case of overstepping his bounds with his $6 billion lawsuit against the financial services company.
Federal authorities announced charges Tuesday against four former hedge fund employees, part of an ongoing probe focused on consulting firms that allegedly leaked inside information about tech companies.
A former bodyguard and cook for Osama bin Laden faces sentencing Tuesday after he was acquitted on all but one charge in connection with the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania
$10 billion down ... $10 billion more to go.
It's a landmark day for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme. A bankruptcy court judge approved the trustee's request to dole out billions of dollars in seized assets to the victims.
A Pace University student was shot and killed by police after he allegedly drove into two officers. News 12 reports.
The feds on Wednesday escalated their unfolding insider-trading crackdown by arresting an employee of an "expert-networking" firm who allegedly conspired to leak information to hedge funds.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday a high-level drug-trafficking suspect wanted in the United States will be extradited instead to Venezuela, which also has asked that he be turned over to authorities in that country.
Hate crime and robbery indictments were brought Tuesday in two separate incidents in which suspects allegedly targeted gay men for violence at Manhattan gay bars.
A distraught mother tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin what her son says really happened the night police killed his friend.
The police chief of a New York City suburb defended his officers Tuesday, days after they shot and killed a Pace University student.
Faisal Shahzad is sentenced to life after trying to blow up a car in New York's Times Square.
A judge in Manhattan sentenced Faisal Shahzad to life in prison Tuesday for the botched Times Square car bombing, as the 31-year-old Pakistani-American defiantly warned in court to "brace yourself, the war with Muslims has just begun."
Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer, was denied parole for the sixth time Tuesday, according to the New York State Division of Parole.
Alleged Osama bin Laden aide Mahmoud Mamduh Salim was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for an assault on a New York corrections officer ten years ago, according to a press release from the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Police in New York say they've unmasked the woman behind robberies at the city's shoe and bath stores, who donned a cat mask in at least one of the incidents.
Former pro basketball star Jayson Williams was sentenced to an additional year in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office.
It has been a bruising two weeks for the girlfriends of a few high-profile athletes.
Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer, is up for parole for the sixth time and may be questioned as early as Tuesday, authorities said.
Two men have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms in New York for the brutal beating death of an Ecuadorian immigrant nearly two years ago.
John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, is up for parole for the sixth time, just months short of the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death.
Federal agents charged 94 people in five cities Friday with defrauding Medicare, the Department of Justice and other federal agencies said in a joint statement.
A federal judge on Thursday revised his initial sentencing of disbarred defense lawyer Lynne Stewart from 28 months to 10 years in prison. Stewart was sentenced for aiding a convicted terrorist's communication from prison to his terrorist group.
Christopher "Dudus" Coke is accused of leading a drug ring that pushed narcotics in the New York area and elsewhere.
Alleged drug kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who was extradited to the United States from Jamaica, pleaded not guilty to drug and weapons charges in a New York courtroom Friday.
Michael Douglas's son will live in dormitory style barracks and will be allowed to take drug education classes
The personal assistant to "realtor to the stars" Linda Stein was sentenced Monday to 27 years to life in prison for stealing from Stein and beating her to death in her Park Avenue apartment.
Thomas Hagan, the only man who admitted his role in the 1965 assassination of iconic black leader Malcolm X, was paroled Tuesday.
Fourteen alleged members of the Gambino crime family have been indicted on a number of charges.
The mafia has traditionally maintained respect for women and children, but allegations the Gambino crime family was involved in underage prostitution may mean the last vestiges of mob reverence are gone, authorities said.
Cameron Douglas "is a caring, considerate, worthy human being," Zeta-Jones tells the judge
Robert "Joe" Halderman, the former CBS News producer accused of trying to blackmail comedian David Letterman, agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to attempted second-degree grand larceny in exchange for six months in jail, five years probation and 1,000 hours of community service.
A man federal authorities say is part of a Brooklyn husband-and-wife identity theft team has been charged with killing two of their victims.
Najibullah Zazi enters a guilty plea for plotting to attack the New York subway. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
Two suspects in an alleged plot to bomb New York's subway system pleaded not guilty Thursday to additional charges in the case, as prosecutors announced there would potentially be more arrests in the investigation.
Former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the fatal shooting of his limo driver in 2002.
Two men have been arrested in a bold and bizarre jewelry store robbery involving crooks who disguised themselves in Hasidic Jewish attire, complete with hats and false beards, police announced Tuesday.
Bernard Kerik was sentenced to 48 months in jail after pleading guilty to lying to Bush administration officials.
A judge grants a request by rapper Lil Wayne to adjourn his jail sentence so he can take care of a dental issue.
A Manhattan judge granted a request Tuesday by the rapper known as Lil Wayne to adjourn his jail sentence so some dental work can be done.
Brooke Astor's son got one to three years in prison Monday for scheming to bilk millions of dollars from the late philanthropist's estate.
He was a cold, calculating, "morally depraved" man who spent the last years of his socialite and megaphilanthropist mother's life bilking her fortune to line his pockets.
It is now a felony in New York to drive drunk or under the influence of drugs with a child in the vehicle, and will require first-time driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) offenders to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicles.
The court-appointed trustee in the Bernard Madoff case plans to sue four more of his family members for nearly $200 million this week, according to a broadcast report.
Robina Niaz's non-profit, Turning Point for Women and Families, helps female Muslim domestic violence victims.
Toward the end of her marriage, Rabia Iqbal said she feared for her life.
Bernard Madoff, the convicted Ponzi mastermind, was transferred to a federal prison in Butner, N.C. on Tuesday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Bernard Madoff, mastermind behind the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has decided not to appeal his 150-year sentence, according to his lawyer.