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Past articles by Michael:

House Ethics panel launches probe into GOP’s George Santos

The committee voted earlier this week to open the probe, which it said will look at whether Santos may have “engaged in unlawful activity with respect to his 2022 congressional campaign.” → Read More

U-Haul hits, injures several pedestrians on NYC sidewalk

The driver of the truck fled the scene after mounting a sidewalk in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn and injuring several people, authorities said. → Read More

US: Ex-FBI counterintelligence agent aided Russian oligarch

Charles McGonigal, the former special agent in charge of the FBI’s counterintelligence division in New York, is accused in an indictment unsealed Monday of working with a former Soviet diplomat-turned-Russian interpreter. → Read More

Trump Organization fined $1.6 million for tax fraud

The amount imposed by Judge Juan Manuel Merchan was the maximum allowed by law. → Read More

Trump’s longtime CFO faces sentencing for tax fraud scheme

New York Judge Juan Manuel Merchan is expected to sentence Weisselberg, a senior Trump Organization adviser and former chief financial officer, to five months in jail, in keeping with a plea agreement reached in August. → Read More

Trump’s tax returns to be released Friday after long fight

The Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee voted last week to release the returns. → Read More

Bill forcing feds to fix prison cameras is signed into law by Biden

The bipartisan Prison Camera Reform Act, which passed the Senate last year and the House on Dec. 14, requires the Bureau of Prisons to evaluate and enhance security camera, radio and public address systems at its 122 facilities. → Read More

Giuliani avoids jail in dispute over payments to ex-wife

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani avoided jail in an ongoing dispute over money he owes to his third wife. → Read More

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

He was among five workers charged with abusing inmates at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, and the first to go to trial. → Read More

Trump Organization tax fraud trial in jury’s hands

The deliberations follow a monthlong trial that featured testimony from seven witnesses, including longtime Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg and Senior Vice President and Controller Jeffrey McConney. → Read More

No jail time for Cuba Gooding Jr. in forcible touching case

Some of Gooding’s accusers criticized what they regarded as light punishment for the “Jerry Maguire” star. → Read More

Senators push new oversight to combat federal prison crises

The panel launched in February amid turmoil at the Bureau of Prisons, including rampant sexual abuse and other criminal misconduct by staff, chronic understaffing, escapes and deaths. → Read More

Justice Dept. taps reforming outsider to run federal prisons

Colette Peters, who championed steeply reducing the state’s inmate population in the last decade, will inherit a federal agency plagued by myriad scandals. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction upheld by appeals court

Weinstein, 70, is jailed in California, where he was extradited last year and is awaiting trial on charges he assaulted five women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills from 2004 to 2013. → Read More

Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe

A four-judge panel in the appellate division of the state’s trial court upheld Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron’s Feb. 17 ruling enforcing subpoenas for Trump and his two eldest children to give deposition testimony in Attorney General Letitia James’ probe. → Read More

LIVE: At least 5 people shot at New York subway station

Fire personnel responding to reports of smoke at the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood found multiple people shot and undetonated devices, a New York City Fire Department spokesperson said. → Read More

New York AG asks appeals court to enforce Trump subpoena

Attorney General Letitia James’ office said it has every right to question Trump, who is appealing the lower court ruling, as it seeks to determine whether the misrepresented values shown to lenders, taxing authorities and other business interests constituted fraud and, if so, who committed that fraud. → Read More

Trump sues NY attorney general, seeking to end civil probe

In the lawsuit, filed two weeks weeks after James requested that Trump sit for a Jan. 7 deposition, Trump alleges the investigation has violated his constitutional rights in a “thinly-veiled effort to publicly malign Trump and his associates.” → Read More

DA’s last big decision: Whether to charge Trump

Cyrus Vance Jr., who has spent more than two years investigating the former president, has been coy about whether he’ll seek Trump’s indictment or leave the decision to the next district attorney, Alvin Bragg, a fellow Democrat who takes over Jan. 1. → Read More

Petito’s dad: Give same attention to all missing people

The family of slain traveler Gabby Petito has implored the public and news media to put the same energy into helping find other missing people as they did Petito, a 22-year-old woman who vanished on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend. → Read More