Coney Island: Cops arrested the sister of Coney Island basketball standout Sebastian Telfair, a nine-year NBA veteran, on May 20 for allegedly threatening a witness who testified at her brother’s Criminal Court trial last month. Comment
Downtown: Kings County legal eagles celebrated the First Amendment at the annual Law Day celebration at the Supreme Court on May 8. Comment

Disgraced: Judge hands former East Flatbush pol five-year sentence in embezzlement scheme

Flatbush: A federal judge sentenced a disgraced state senator to five years in prison for embezzlement, a sentence which will run simultaneously with the prison time he is currently serving for obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI. Comment

Death grip: Flatlander sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally strangling his wife

Flatlands: A Flatlands man will spend 20 years behind bars for strangling his wife to death, according to Brooklyn’s top prosecutor. Comments (1)

Scammer gets the slammer: East Flatbush man headed to prison for forging deed, stealing senior’s house

Flatbush: He’s giving up a stolen house for the big house. Comments (2)
Downtown: The district attorney’s so-called Justice 2020 initiative aims to divert people away from the criminal-justice system by pushing prosecutors to avoid excessive incarceration — a trend Brooklyn’s top prosecutor admitted to promoting himself in his two-plus-decade legal career. Comments (12)
Downtown: Local jurists celebrated the end of Black History Month in style by swapping their classic black robes for colorful, African-inspired garb at the 21st-annual Black History Month Fashion Show at the Kings County Supreme Court. Comments (1)
Downtown: It’s an appealing opportunity! Comments (8)
Downtown: Brooklyn justices ushered in Black History Month with a ceremony at Kings County Supreme Court, which drew a more diverse crowd than ever since they began the kick-off celebrations two decades ago. Comment
Downtown: Former District Attorney Charles Hynes passed away at a hospice-care center in Florida on Tuesday night, his son Sean Hynes told this newspaper. He was 83-years-old. Comments (6)
Downtown: Brooklyn’s new Surrogate’s Court Judge, Harriet Thompson, celebrated the start of her term with peers and politicos during her official swearing-in ceremony at Kings County Supreme Court. Comment

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