Columbus Honored With Wreath, Support for Role in History

Italian Americans and other political and business leaders honored Christopher Columbus Thursday, calling him the founder of America and a cultural icon, as they gathered at his statue on Main Street to help launch the three-day weekend that celebrates his birth. With a banner in Read More …

Man Admits Role in ‘Birth Tourism’ Scheme

A Turkish national pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Central Islip to his role in a “birth tourism” scheme. Ibrahim Aksakal, 49, who lives in East Patchogue, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care and wire fraud. The scheme enabled pregnant Turkish women Read More …

Sini Warns of Hazards in Counterfeit Drugs

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini¬† and Steven Chassman, executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence issued a warning Sunday that illicit substances are being pressed to look like prescription pills. The substances include¬† methamphetamine being marketed as Adderall. Read More …

4 Accused of Selling Fraudulent Texas License Plates

Four Long Island men have been arrested on charges of fraudulently selling temporary Texas license plates, Suffolk County Timothy D. Sini said Thursday. Arrested were Omar A. Awan, 29, of Melville; Usman A. Awan, 22, of Melville; Julio A. Borges, Jr., 26, of Bellport; and Read More …

Huntington Station Woman Accused of Double Murder Plot

Updated: A Huntington Station woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges she plotted to have two people murdered in order to bring her former husband back to her. Elsy Rodriguez Garcia, 25, was arraigned in front of state Supreme Court Justice William Condon, who ordered Read More …

Eight Arrested on Tax Charges

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and the State Department of Taxation and Finance Wednesday announced the arrest of eight individuals, including three tax preparers, on charges of filing fraudulent tax returns, failing to file personal income tax returns and failing to pay personal Read More …