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    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement unconstitutionally held an Ivory Coast asylum-seeker for nearly three years without a bail hearing as they tried to send him back to his home country, a Manhattan federal judge has ruled. “[Thirty-four] months of detention is too long without an opportunity for bail,” Judge Alvin Hellerstein wrote of Adou Kouadio,...

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    A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday suspended all civil cases involving the Manhattan US Attorney’s office — other than civil forfeiture cases — until the government shutdown ends. Chief Judge Colleen McMahon issued the order at the request of Chief US Attorney of the Civil Division Jeffrey Oestericher, who said in a letter that most...

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    These jurors have reasonable doubt … that they’re going to make their vacation. After just two days of deliberations, the men and women weighing evidence in a high-profile NYPD bribery trial in Manhattan are complaining that they want to quit because the two-month trial dragged on too long. One female juror in the trial of...

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    A sentencing date has been set for the crooked lobbyist-turned-government-cooperator who was the star witness at the trial for a convicted aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Todd Howe — an Albany lobbyist who was at the center of a pair of bid-rigging and pay-to-play corruption schemes — will be sentenced on April 5. He faces...

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    A man exonerated in the murder of two brothers in 1992 — after spending over two decades in prison for the crimes — is suing the city, detectives, prosecutors and other cops he says are responsible for wrongfully putting him behind bars. Calvin Buari, 47, was accused of using black magic to run a murderous...

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    If Scientology isn’t guilty of forced labor, sex-slave cult Nxivm isn’t guilty of forced labor. That’s the argument lawyers for actress Allison Mack are making in their latest effort to get sex trafficking and forced labor charges against the “Smallville” star tossed out of Brooklyn Federal Court. Mack and Nxivm leader Keith Raniere are accused...

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    He’s in deep doo-doo now. An upstate man is accused of swiping plumbing fixtures from eight Queens fast-food joints — including one in Flushing — last month, according to District Attorney Richard Brown. Alleged plumbing plunderer Richard Mirabile, 44, waltzed into the greasy spoons and went straight for the john, where he used a wrench...

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    Prosecutors want a jury to hear that an MMA fighter accused of robbing $45,000 from a Queens bank also tried to cheat on one of his fight weigh-ins. Sergio “The Savage” DaSilva’s case for the heist of $45,964 from an Astoria Citibank on Aug. 24, 2017 heads to trial Thursday and Queens assistant district attorney...

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    A man who cruelly kicked a chihuahua down a city sidewalk, causing the pooch to lose an eye, skipped out on his sentencing Wednesday, forcing a Bronx judge to issue a warrant for his arrest. Dwayne Smith, 28, pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals in November for kicking the 10-year-old pup in the head...

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    A Bronx judge on Thursday offered bail to a black-market beautician accused of killing a customer with an illicit butt lift — despite her history of performing underground cosmetic surgeries while out on release. Before setting $150,000 bond for Whalesca Castillo — who is accused of killing Philadelphia woman Lesbia Ayala, 49, with a deadly...

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    A Queens man facing manslaughter charges in the beating death of a man trying to break into his home told cops he was defending his family when he attacked the invader with a knife and a baseball bat. Joel Paul, 28, was arrested this week for allegedly killing Shamel Shavuo, who was trying to push...

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    The family of the Irish immigrant who was fatally punched in a bar fight on Thanksgiving faced down the alleged killer for the first time in Queens court on the same day as the victim’s 22nd birthday. Steven O’Brien, 25, is accused of landing one punch to Gaelic football player John “Danny” McGee when the...

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    A Queens man forced a teenage girl into prostitution and beat and threatened the victim into having sex with strangers out of a borough senior citizen residence, officials said Friday. Joseph Gilbert, 26, of St. Albans pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of attempted sex trafficking in connection to the case involving a 16-year-old victim,...

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    Prosecutors asked to raise bail for the alleged mugger — who’s accused of savagely beating a stranger into a coma — in light of the victim’s lasting and serious injuries. Nilson Castillo — in the caught-on-video Dec. 2 incident — allegedly punched and kicked Jeffrey Castillo outside of a University Heights bodega, knocking him unconscious and landing...

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    A Queens woman convicted of hoarding dozens of cats and dogs in squalid conditions that led to several of the animals’ deaths went on a hate-filled rant at two probation officers when they discovered she was keeping pets again. At Elizabeth Grant’s April sentencing, Judge Stephanie Zaro issued a 10-year animal-owning ban saying, “I don’t...

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    An MMA fighter put his athletic prowess to use robbing a Queens bank — leaping over a 3-foot glass partition to get at the money, prosecutors and a teller said Tuesday. The robber, identified by authorities as mixed-martial-arts fighter Sergio DaSilva, “seemed like a madman’’ as he cleared the obstacle to threaten staff at the...

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    You won’t find this one on Pay Per View. New video obtained by The Post shows the moment that MMA fighter-turned-bank heister Sergio “The Savage” DaSilva used his athletic prowess to hop over a glass barrier and rob an Astoria CitiBank, according to prosecutors. The video was shown during the featherweight’s trial in Queens Tuesday....

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    The tattooed creep busted for the hours-long rape of a woman in Queens told cops “I’m a dirty rapist” and that he had a fetish for having sex outdoors, prosecutors revealed in court on Thursday. The chilling admission and other disturbing details related to the Dec. 30 attack of the 40-year-old woman in South Ozone...

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    A brute charged with raping and robbing a woman — a week after being bailed out by a nonprofit on a separate case — planned to enter a guilty plea Thursday. But a judge refused to accept it. Lynneke Burris, 30, who in April allegedly choked, raped and robbed a 23-year-old woman, was expected to...

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    Three reputed MS-13 gang members have been busted in a bat-and-knife attack on a group of teens outside a Long Island burger joint, authorities announced Thursday. Ramon Aravelo-Lopez, 19, Oscar Canales-Molina, 17, and Nobel Montes-Zuniga, 20, are accused of jumping the Huntington Station teens in the parking lot of a Burger King as they were...