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Leah Richardson (left) and Hon. Deborah Dowling, co-chairs of the Kings County Courts’ Black History Month Committee, taking part in the Tribune Society’s “Chat and Paint” event on Tuesday.Photos: Robert Abruzzese/Brooklyn Eagle

Kings County Courts celebrate Black History Month with “Chat and Paint”

February 29 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

Full slideshow below In a vibrant celebration of Black History Month, the Kings County Courts hosted the annual event organized by the Tribune Society, dubbed “Chat and Paint,” in the Supreme Court’s ceremonial courtroom on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The event, themed “Creativity is the Heart and Soul of African American People,” saw approximately 60 court […]

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, seen here, announced the indictment of a Long Island man charged with a $305,000 plumbing fraud.Photo: Mary Frost/Brooklyn Eagle

Long Island Man indicted for $305,000 plumbing fraud in Brooklyn

February 29 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the indictment on Tuesday of Amedeo Ali, a 46-year-old man from Dix Hills, Long Island, who is charged with grand larceny for allegedly defrauding a Bergen Beach homeowner of approximately $305,000.  Ali is accused of charging for extensive plumbing renovations he was unqualified to perform and did not complete. […]

Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington, found guilty in Brooklyn’s Federal Court for the murder of hip-hop legend Jason 'Jam Master Jay' Mizell, closing a two-decades-long case. In this 2001 photo, Jam Master Jay, left, is seen with DMC (Darryl McDaniels) and DJ Run (Joseph Simmons).Photo: Jim Cooper/AP

Two decades later, there’s justice for Jam Master Jay in Brooklyn’s Federal Court

February 29 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

After 22 years, there is finally justice for one of the pioneers of hip hop as two men were found guilty by a jury in Brooklyn federal court of murdering Jam Master Jay. The two men, Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington, were convicted for the murder of Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, the iconic […]