BRONX, NY — Jewdyer Osborne, 40, considered himself one of the lucky ones. The Brooklyn social worker scratched off a winning ticket in 2013 and won a $1,000 a New York State Week for Life jackpot worth an estimated one million dollars.
Later this week he will appear in front of a judge at the Bronx County Criminal Court following allegations by a former girlfriend that he has engaged in stalking and harassment after she says she broke up with Osbourne.
Tina Brown, 40, a Datacenter Manager at Westchester Community College, was granted a “stay away” order on October 9, 2015 by Judge Laurence E. Busching.
Osborne, a native of Binghamton, New York, was inducted into the Binghamton University Hall of Fame in 2009. Osborne won a national NCAA Division III title in the 110-meter hurdles, becoming the first NCAA champion in the school’s men’s track & field history. He won numerous track and field titles and set various school records in track and field.
Osborne’s personal attorney is Aliya J. Nelson also known as Aliya Nelson-Newkirk. Nelson-Newkirk did not return calls seeking comment but sources tell Talk of the Sound she is not representing Osborne in the criminal case.
Aliya Nelson-Newkirk, who resides in New Rochelle, is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Rochelle Boys & Girls Club and a former adjunct professor at the College of New Rochelle.
Aliya Nelson-Newkirk was a part of the host committee for a New Rochelle “Welcome” Party of Dr. Belinda S. Miles at the home of Quay Watkins, until recently the Executive Director of the New Rochelle Boys & Girls Club. Miles was inaugurated as WCC President on October 15th. Brown works for Miles. Watkins recommended Nelson-Newkirk for the B&GC Board.
Nelson-Newkirk is the wife of Harvey Newkirk, an attorney formerly of Bryan Cave, a large New York City law firm.
Harvey Newkirk, 39, was charged this spring in Manhattan federal court with conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft as part of an alleged criminal scheme to defraud investors in an aborted attempt to purchase Maxim magazine. He surrendered to the U.S. Secret Service and, after a brief court appearance, posted a $500,000 bond and was released. Newkirk has denied the charges.
Newkirk’s client, Calvin Darden Jr., plead guilty a year ago to wire fraud charges related to the scheme. Darden’s father is a former senior executive at United Parcel Service and member of the board of Coca-Cola Enterprises and Target. The proposed deal was announced in 2013. Alpha Media Group agreed to sell the lad’s magazine to Darden Media Group for $31 million. The deal did not go through and the magazine was later sold to Biglari Holdings.
Newkirk is now suing his former law firm, Bryan Cave, which cooperated with the government’s investigation. Newkirk has accused the firm of “selling him out” to the government and failing to provide professional malpractice insurance coverage for what he claims is an estimated $2.5 million in criminal defense costs related to the case.