A police cruiser is towed in Far Rockaway. // Photo by Jason Lawrence

Crooked Cops ‘Dishonor Badge’ By Aiding Prostitution Ring, Brown Says

They’re supposed to serve and protect the everyday citizens of New York City, not sex traffickers and brothel owners. And for that, they may be going to prison.

Seven current NYPD officers and retired NYPD Vice Detective Ludwig Paz were indicted in Queens County Criminal Court yesterday for allegedly running a lucrative prostitution and gambling ring in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. Overall, 49 people were charged.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced the charges in a statement Thursday.

“Today’s indictments of one former detective and seven current police officers of the NYPD dishonor the badge,” Brown said. “The main culprit in this case — a retired detective — allegedly used his knowledge of the inner workings of the New York City Police Department to run a string of brothels in Queens, Brooklyn and Hempstead, Long Island.”

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An armored truck // Photo by Mike Mozart

Armored Truck Driver Charged For Stealing $1.6 Million In Cash

He’s accused of stealing what he was paid to protect.

A 37-year-old armored truck driver has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing more than $1.6 million in cash while on duty, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Thursday.

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QEDC Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Tourism and Queens Ambassador Rob MacKay // Courtesy of Rob MacKay

Rob MacKay Dishes on His Beloved Borough, Ozone Park fights shelter site, DA Brown busts a rapist. It’s Queens Today.

QUEENS DAILY EAGLE News, events, sports and politics from the world’s most diverse urban center THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018  The

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