U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

Hudson Valley News
10:40 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery Spree

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A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to seven bank robberies across four states. Two robberies were in the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
3:23 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Two Newburgh Gang Members Are Sentenced

Members of a Newburgh street gang have been sentenced for various offenses. 

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says a former leader of the Newburgh Bloods, Anthony Boykin, was sentenced to life plus 32 years in prison. Bharara says Justin Simmons, who was also with the Newburgh Bloods, was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Back in June, a jury convicted the two of charges arising out of their involvement, from 2006 through 2013, in the criminal activities of the Bloods gang, charges that included racketeering conspiracy, crack-cocaine distribution conspiracy, and carrying firearms.

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Hudson Valley News
9:47 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Feds File, Settle Suit Over Wetlands Filled In A Rockland Town

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The U.S. attorney has sued a town in the Hudson Valley over violations of the Clean Water Act.

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Hudson Valley News
8:36 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Newburgh Gang Leader Is Sentenced

Officials say the founder of a gang in Orange County has been sentenced. 

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Hudson Valley News
6:17 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Former Indian Point Supervisor Is Charged

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A former supervisor at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has been charged with faking records to hide fuel contamination that was above acceptable limits.

Former chemistry manager Daniel Wilson was charged with fabricating records to conceal a violation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements. NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan says the allegations concern fuel for Indian Point’s backup emergency diesel generators.

He says the NRC found that the generators would have functioned with the contaminated fuel. Jerry Nappi is a spokesman for Indian Point parent Entergy.

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Hudson Valley News
7:37 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

U.S. Attorney Makes Demands Of Westchester In Fair Housing Settlement

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
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The U.S. Attorney has fired off a letter threatening action if the Westchester County Executive does not comply with his demands. The letter has to do with an affordable housing agreement, and the county executive has said he is in compliance.

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