New York official says Amazon deal was botched from the start

The city’s top economic development official admitted Thursday that the Amazon deal was botched from the get-go. “The rollout didn’t go as smoothly as it could have. I think we all regret that,” James Patchett, president of the Economic Development Corporation, said at a Crain’s Business forum in Midtown. “There’s no question that the company was not prepared for what […]

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Jurors knew all about El Chapo lawyer’s X-rated affair during trial

Jurors in the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman read articles about the X-rated affair between the drug lord’s defense attorney and another one of his other famous clients — “Vegan Bernie Madoff” Sarma Melngailis, one of the panelists revealed in a new interview. Ironically, the group wasn’t aware of The Post’s Jan. 12 exposé on the steamy relationship between […]

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El Chapo found guilty on all counts at trial

A Brooklyn jury on Tuesday found Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman guilty of running a massive drug-trafficking operation. The drug lord looked stunned as the panel handed down the verdict on its sixth day of deliberations — convicting him on all counts, including operating a continuing criminal enterprise, use of firearms and various charges of conspiracy to import and […]

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Shelter deemed unsafe for children — yet organizers have over $100M in public funds

A Queens homeless-shelter operation was found to have multiple unsafe conditions that could endanger small children — but the nonprofit that runs the dingy facility was still given hundreds of millions of dollars in public money, documents obtained by The Post show. The city found that three-quarters of the inspected hotel rooms at an emergency shelter run by Childrens Community […]

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Lawsuit calls Brooklyn jail conditions a ‘humanitarian crisis’

A group of lawyers who defend the city’s indigent inmates filed a lawsuit Monday over the “humanitarian crisis” at the Metropolitan Detention Center that’s left prisoners without electricity or heat for weeks. The Federal Defenders of New York says inmates at the federal lockup in Brooklyn have been subjected to “inhumane” conditions that are in direct violation of their constitutional […]

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