Seamus Mcgraw

Suspect Extradited to N.Y.

It started as an adolescent showdown on a Brooklyn street 17 years ago — a Halloween-night egg fight between two groups of kids — but led to twin slayings and quickly became entangled in a tale of mob ties and betrayal, authorities said.Soon, one way or the other, the saga will end when Craig

Death Row Inmate Campaigns Against Alito’s Nomination to Court

You might think Antuan “Tony” Bronshtein would be grateful to Judge Samuel A. Alito, President Bush’s nominee to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court.After all, Bronshtein, a convicted killer and Pennsylvania death row inmate, has a new lease on life, at least temporarily, thanks to Alito’s controversial decision

Lobbyist’s Pal Set To Testify In Florida Fraud Case

For two decades, Adam Kidan, failed Long Island businessman and disbarred lawyer, counted embattled super lobbyist Jack Abramoff among his closest friends.But now, as part of a deal with federal prosecutors, Kidan, 41, is expected to testify against his longtime friend in a high-profile federal wire fraud case. Prosecutors allege

Federal Authorities Probe Jailhouse Murder of Jewish Extremist

Almost immediately after Jewish extremist Earl Krugel was bludgeoned to death in an Arizona prison, his allies began describing him as the latest in a string of Jewish Defense League officials to be targeted for assassination. Federal authorities investigating Krugel’s death, however, said they do not know whether he was murdered because

Out of Jail, Mob Fall Guy Pines For a Shul and Some Shellfish

When Barry Gibbs walked out of the Eastern Correctional Facility in upstate New York last week after serving more than 17 years of a life sentence for a murder that authorities now believe he didn’t commit, the 57-year-old former postal worker admitted to wanting two things.He

Murder Trial Rivets Hong Kong’s Expat Community

For years, Nancy Kissel, a 41-year-old socialite and expatriate American, had been living the high life as a leading light in Hong Kong’s small but thriving Jewish community.Then she killed her investment banker husband, Robert Kissel.She bludgeoned him to death in their fashionable apartment in the ritzy Tai Tam neighborhood

‘Old Man’ of Jewish Mafia Key Informant in Killer-cops Case

At first glance, Burton Kaplan hardly seems like a formidable figure, those who know him say. At 71, he’s a bit frail and by all accounts half blind, with one bum eye peering out at the world from behind oversize glasses. He’s soft spoken, with a Brooklyn accent said to be as thick as cholent on a Saturday afternoon.But the convicted

Nazi-Looted Artwork At Issue in NPR Flap

National Public Radio has suspended a veteran New York arts journalist indefinitely after he prepared what the network called an unfair report on the prestigious Museum of Modern Art.The report, by freelance journalist David D’Arcy, focused on a legal struggle for control of a painting looted by the Nazis from a Viennese Jewish art

Nazi-Looted Artwork At Issue in NPR Flap

National Public Radio has suspended a veteran New York arts journalist indefinitely after he prepared what the network called an unfair report on the prestigious Museum of Modern Art.The report, by freelance journalist David D’Arcy, focused on a legal struggle for control of a painting looted by the Nazis from a Viennese Jewish art

Power Struggle Wracking Jewish Vigilante Group

A power struggle is tearing apart a right-wing vigilante group that once served as the stander bearer of Jewish militancy in America.The Jewish Defense League, founded in 1968 by late militant rabbi Meir Kahane, has been in a virtual tailspin since 2001, according to experts who monitor extremist groups. It was then that Irv Rubin, the group’s