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Hunts Point »

City Investigating 129 Cases of Assaults on Rikers Inmates

The review is part of the DOI's broader probe into corruption and violence at Rikers.

Tottenville »

Sanitation Worker Stole 240 Gallons of Gas from Work, Prosecutors Say

John DiBerardino, 46, was arrested for taking the gasoline and leaving it in his Tottenville backyard.

Financial District »

City Appoints First NYPD Inspector General

Philip Eure, who investigated Washingtion D.C.'s police department, will oversee the NYPD.

Jamaica »

Queens Library Head Being Probed by Feds Over Construction Spending

Library head Thomas Galante is the target of a probe by city and federal investigators.

Upper West Side »

City Probe Blames Human Error in Ariel Russo 911 Response Delay

The investigation found human error, not technical problems with the city's 911 call system. 

Midtown »

Man Arrested for Serving up Bogus A Restaurant Grades, Investigators Say

Anastasios Kountis, 32, was accused of dishing out fake A grades in exchange for cash, officials said.

Upper West Side »

Dept. of Investigation Launches Probe into Ariel Russo, 911 System SNAFU

Nearly a month after their 4-year-old daughter's death, Sofia and Alan Russo are still seeking answers.

Long Island City »

LIC Rock Climbing Gym Plans to Open This Summer, Despite Bribery Scandal

The Cliffs is looking to open in July. Its owner was recently probed by the Department of Investigations.

New York City »

Manhattan DA Probed Pay-to-Play Scheme Involving Pols, Contractor Arrested

A contractor was busted for trying to give cash to a city councilwoman in exchange for her support.

New York City »

Former City Official Accused of Stealing $190,000 in Government Benefits

Sandra Garcia, a former deputy director at the Human Resources Administration, is accused of fraud.

Financial District »

Parks Officer Caught Stealing From Battery Park Lost-and-Found, City Says

A former city parks officer could face up to a year in jail after he was accused of stealing $55.

New York City »

Ex-ACS Workers Arrested for Falsifying Abused Children's Records, City Says

Lola Whidbee, 46, and Rosana Caceda, 42, are accused of submitting false information to the city.

Hunts Point »

Rikers Island Supervisors Found Guilty of Covering Up Prisoner Assault

Gail Lewis and Captain Sherman Graham were accused of filing false reports.

New York City »

Dead Workers' Families Stole $400K in City Pension Cash, Investigators Say

A city Department of Investigation report found eight people wrongly collected city pension funds.

Manhattan »

Concert Pianist Hid $1M Hamptons Home to Get Subsidy for TriBeCa Apartment

Carnegie Hall pianist Antonio Fermin, 48, pleaded guilty to stealing $17,815 in housing subsidies.