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Manhattan doctor pleads guilty to illegally selling painkiller prescriptions to drug trafficking organization

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today that Dr. ROBERT S. GIBBS, SR., a licensed internal medicine physician, pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescriptions for powerful narcotic painkillers to a drug trafficking ring, and other crimes.

GIBBS, aged 75, pleaded guilty to three charges contained in a 58-count indictment: Count 2, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree; Count 4, Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance; and Count 46, Criminal Facilitation in the Second Degree. Under the terms of his guilty plea this morning before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael R. Sonberg, GIBSS is expected …

Correction Officer sentenced to 8 years in prison for receiving bribe of $100,000 in cocaine

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of ROBERT WHITFIELD, formerly a Correction Officer with the New York City Department of Correction, to eight years in state prison for receiving a bribe of $100,000 in cocaine after he promised to secure an inmate's early release.

On May 30, WHITFIELD, 51, was convicted on all counts following a six-day jury trial before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie G. Wittner. Charges include Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, Bribe Receiving in the …

Drug traffickers used Bronx day care: Kilo of cocaine, oxycodone pills and firearm seized; 3 arrests

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, BRIAN R. CROWELL, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, JOSEPH A. D’AMICO, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York JAMES T. HAYES Jr., announced today the seizure of more than a kilogram of cocaine, over 1,000 pills of oxycodone, 150 grams of crack-cocaine, a loaded firearm and approximately $180,000 from a house containing a licensed day care center, …

Five charged in heroin and oxycodone ring: Closed shop for Shabbat, advertised in mass texts

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and RAYMOND W. KELLY, New York City Police Commissioner, announced today a new indictment charging five drug traffickers in a conspiracy to possess heroin, oxycodone and other drugs with intent to sell in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

The charges of Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree are the result of a six-month investigation dubbed "Only after Sundown" and conducted by the NYPD's Narcotics Borough Brooklyn South and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office assisted in the …

Over 250 illegal guns sold in undercover NYPD investigation: 19 indicted

Over 250 illegal guns sold in undercover NYPD investigation: 19 indicted

New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, New York City Mayor MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG, Manhattan District Attorney CYRUS R. VANCE, Jr., Kings County District Attorney CHARLES J. HYNES, Chief of Police RONNIE YARBOROUGH, of the Sanford, N.C. Police Department, and Chief of Police CHRIS WATTS, of the Rock Hill, S.C. Police Department, announced today the indictment and arrest of 19 members of two loosely-organized gun trafficking groups that illegally funneled firearms from North and South Carolina into New York …

PAL Opens New PLAYSTREET at Grant Houses in Upper Manhattan

One of 10 New PLAYSTREETS Serving Youth in New York City Housing Authority Developments

ROBERT M. MORGENTHAU, Chairman of the Board of the Police Athletic League, New York City Housing Authority Chairman JOHN B. RHEA, BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, ALANA SWEENY, Executive Director of the Police Athletic League, New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, JOHN A. CATSIMATIDIS, Chairman and CEO of the Red Apple Group, and PAL Board Member, KEITH BANKS, President of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and PAL Board Member, announced today the opening of a Police Athletic

Rx trafficking ring controlled Brooklyn medical practices: Nearly $3.4 million in pills diverted

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, BRIAN R. CROWELL, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, TOM F. O’DONNELL, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General New York Region (HHS-OIG), and New York State Commissioner of Health NIRAV R. SHAH, M.D., M.P.H., announced today the indictment and arrest of five members of a prescription drug trafficking ring that illegally collected and distributed over $3.4 million in oxycodone and other prescription drugs through …

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