Franklin Square Tow Truck Driver Arrested for Extortion

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Bumble Bee Towing owner Christopher Capurso of Franklin Square was arrested for allegedly extorting victims in Floral Park. (Nassau County Police Department Mug Shot)A Franklin Square tow truck driver was arrested on April 19 for extortion, after police say he posted his own “no parking” signs in commercial lots, enforced them illegally by towing parked vehicles, then demanded money from his victims.Bumble Bee Towing owner and tow truck driver Christopher Capurso, 22, of Franklin Square was “holding cars hostage,” Floral Park Village Police say, preying upon customers of local businesses who did nothing wrong.The fraudulent signs read: “Customer/Tenant Parking Only 24 Hours – 7 Days A Week Unauthorized Vehicles Will be Towed at Owners Expense… Cars released by appointment only.”Police say after temporarily posting the signs in various locations, Capurso hooked up parked vehicles to his truck, waited for the owners to return and then charged his victims $150-$200 to release their vehicles, before removing the signs.Capurso was charged with seven counts of grand larceny, but police say they are investigating more than a dozen similar complaints against Bumble Bee Towing In Nassau County.Capurso had his tow truck operator license revoked and was released on $500 bond. He will appear in Nassau County First District Court on May 10.last_img read more

Prosecutor in Novel Baswedan’s acid attack trial dies of COVID-19

first_imgRobertino Fedrik Adhar Syaripuddin, a prosecutor who handled the trial over the acid attack against top antigraft investigator Novel Baswedan, died at Pondok Indah Hospital in South Jakarta on Monday after succumbing to COVID-19.The man, who also had diabetes, passed away at the age of 38.”It is true [that Fedrik has died of COVID-19],” Attorney General ST Burhanuddin confirmed on Monday afternoon. His body was later buried at Jombang Public Cemetery in Bintaro, South Tangerang, in accordance with COVID-19 protocol. Fedrik visited his hometown in Baturaja, South Sumatra, in late July before falling ill and receiving treatment in Jakarta. He stayed in the city for about 10 days with his wife and in-laws, reported.The late prosecutor was previously in the spotlight for demanding a short prison term of one year for Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir Mahulette, two police officers implicated in the acid attack against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) detective Novel.Based on the multiple charges pressed against the police officers under several articles of the Criminal Code, they could get a maximum sentence of 12 years.Ronny and Rahmat were finally sentenced to two years and 18 months in prison — heavier than the one-year sentence initially demanded by prosecutors.Both were found guilty of violating Article 353 of the Criminal Code on persecution causing serious injury or death, which carries a maximum sentence of nine years’ imprisonment upon conviction.The acid attack, which occurred in the early morning of 11 April, 2017, had completely blinded Novel in the left eye and left him with 50 percent vision in his right eye. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Szczesny father berates Wenger

first_img Press Association Szczesny was axed for the Champions League game against Bayern Munich last week, with Wenger claiming the 22-year-old had been “mentally affected” by the number of games played. The Poland international was then put on the bench for the Barclays Premier League win at Swansea, where Lukasz Fabianski kept a second consecutive clean sheet. Szczesny has joined up with the Poland squad ahead of their World Cup Group H qualifiers against Ukraine and San Marino, but Southampton keeper Artur Boruc is expected to be first choice. Maciej Szczesny – who won seven caps for Poland and helped Legia Warsaw reach the quarter-finals of the 1995-96 Champions League – said: “Wenger already started to look for the scapegoat.” In an interview with Poland’s leading sport daily paper Przeglad Sportowy, Szczesny added: “It is not the way the boss should behave. “Wojciech has had two serious injuries. He played with one in April and May (last year). He shouldn’t have agreed to play that time, but the coach insisted. “Wojciech did not train the whole week and then a warm up on Friday and played the match on Saturday. He was naturally more susceptible to minor injuries and his form was going down. “Wenger was playing with the young man’s good health and Wojciech agreed foolishly. “In my opinion Mr Wenger messed up a lot in April and May. I don’t blame the young man who went along with his coach, his current lack of form is a result of those two months. “Then in August there was a foot (ankle) injury after which he played almost instantly. “After seven weeks out Wojciech trained for just seven days and played the match. How on earth can he be on his highest form?” center_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger must take some responsibility for the drop in form of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny – according to the player’s father, himself a former Poland international.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Kane Williamson all set to break THIS world record in final vs England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kane Williamson has been the glue that has held New Zealand together in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. With the top and middle-order performing inconsistency, Williamson has stood tall amidst the ruins. Heading into the final against England in Lord’s on Sunday, Williamson is on the cusp of a new world record. The New Zealand skipper needs only one run more to become the highest run-getter in a single edition of the World Cup as skipper. Currently, Williamson has 548 runs and is level with Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene, who achieved the feat during the 2007 World Cup in West Indies which Sri Lanka lost to Australia.Williamson has been in sublime form in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. After not getting a chance to bat in New Zealand’s 10-wicket win vs Sri Lanka in Cardiff, Williamson contributed a solid 40 against Bangladesh and showed his worth with an unbeaten 79 against Afghanistan in Taunton. However, Williamson showed his class and brilliance in the game against South Africa when he smashed his maiden World Cup ton in Edgbaston to give New Zealand a tense last-over victory.In his next game against West Indies, Williamson rescued the side after both openers had fallen in the first over and he registered his second consecutive century. In the next three games, Williamson registered scores of 41, 40 and 27 but he displayed his brilliance yet again with a fantastic 67 in tough conditions against India in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Manchester.In the 2007 World Cup, Jayawardene started the tournament with 85 against Bermuda but suffered a dip with scores of 46 and 7 against Bangladesh and India. After scoring 12 against South Africa, Jayawardene blasted 82 against West Indies in Providence, Guyana and followed it up with 56 against England in Antigua. After being dismissed for 15 against New Zealand, Jayawardene showed his class with 72 against Australia and an unbeaten 39 against debutants Ireland. In the semi-final, Jayawardene blasted 115 against New Zealand to help Sri Lanka reach the final but in Barbados, he was LBW for 19 as Australia registered a hat-trick of titles.Williamson is the leading run-getter for New Zealand in a World Cup edition both as skipper and batsman. He went past Martin Crowe’s tally of 456 runs which he made in 1992 while he also broke Martin Guptill’s record. During the course of the semi-final against India, Williamson broke former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting’s tally of 539 runs which he scored in 2007.Among Indian batsmen, only Sourav Ganguly is the prominent name having smashed 465 runs at an average of 58 with three centuries in the 2002 World Cup in South Africa. Williamson is just 126 runs away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time tally of 673 runs which took place in the 2003 World Cup and New Zealand will be hoping for glory with Williamson leading from the front. highlightscenter_img Kane Williamson is the leading run-getter for New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup.Mahela Jayawardene has hit 548 runs in the 2007 World Cup.New Zealand has reached the final for the second time since the 2015 World Cup.last_img read more