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Brooklyn federal court uses new Mexican law to seize drug cartel’s real estate in Mexico

November 23 | Rob Abruzzese

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A new Mexican law allowed prosecutors in Brooklyn to seize real property located in and around Guadalajara, Mexico, to divest a drug cartel leader of his ill-gotten gains. Rafael Caro Quintero, an accused drug cartel leader, is currently in custody in Mexico and extradition proceedings are ongoing, but while they wait, Eastern […]

Friend of R. Kelly’s gets 20 months for harassment of singer’s victims

November 22 | Rob Abruzzese

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — One of the disgraced singer R. Kelly’s friends will be joining him in prison for a short period of time after he was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Thursday for his participation in the harassment of one of the singer’s victims and her month. Justice Ann Donnelly, from the Eastern […]

Brooklyn Bar Association shows appreciation for court attorneys at special reception

November 21 | Rob Abruzzese

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Behind every good judge is an exhausted court attorney so the Brooklyn Bar Association held a Court Attorney’s Reception at the BBA building on Remsen Street on Wednesday, Nov. 9 to celebrate the “unsung heroes” of the courthouse. “We talk about all the time how we have the best judiciary in the […]

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