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Predatory Prosecution: The Government Couldn't Hold Wall Street Accountable, So They Harassed Innocent Chinese-Americans Instead

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

The trial of Abacus Federal Savings Bank is finally over, and the verdict is "not guilty" on all counts. This outcome should be a tremendous relief to advocates of Wall Street accountability, and the fact that the case got as far as it did should be an extraordinary embarrassment to District Attorney Cyrus Vance and his office.

Cabbie Who Hit Tourist License Reinstated

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.03.2013 | New York

Mohammed Faysal Himon, 24, the taxi driver who struck a bike messenger and hit a British tourist severing her left leg, on August 20 is back on the ro...

NYPD Busts MASSIVE Drug Ring In LES, East Village

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 06.13.2013 | New York

Dozens of alleged drug dealers who delivered cocaine to investment bankers, college students and public housing residents have been arrested in an NYP...

One Ton Of Illegal Ivory Seized From Jewelers

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two jewelers peddled reams of ivory bangles, beads, statues made from the tusks of endangered and threatened elephants, prosecutors said T...

Credit the Times -- and the Jewish Week

Len Levitt | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

After 23 years of subservience to the borough's powerful ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes announced the indictment of four men for attempting to silence an alleged victim of sexual abuse.

Casting The New DSK Film: Our Picks

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

The infamous tale of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has already inspired both a French porn flick and a harrowing episode of "Law & Order: SVU." Now it looks ...

John Rudolf

'Reckless' Leaks Threaten Rape Probe of NYPD Commissioner's Son | John Rudolf | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said Friday he had "no idea" who leaked information to the media suggesting that prosecutor...

John Rudolf

Rape Probe of NYPD Chief's Son Creates 'Ethical Minefield' for New York District Attorney | John Rudolf | Posted 03.27.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance may face pressure to tap an outside prosecutor to investigate rape allegations against the son ...

Cy Vance Speaks On Why He Dropped DSK Case

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.19.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The prosecutor who charged Dominique Strauss-Kahn with sexually assaulting a hotel maid said Wednesday he dropped the case because he...

The Chilling Effect

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 09.28.2011 | Women
Taina Bien-Aime

At the heels of the NYPD rape case that shockingly led to an acquittal, there could be yet another chilling effect on reporting sex crimes if the DSK case is dismissed.

Collapsing DSK Case Adds To Doubts On Manhattan Prosecutor | Posted 09.02.2011 | New York

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, seemed preoccupied when he sat down with two reporters last Monday. He already knew what the worl...

Attorney Charged In Child-Porn Sweep Found Dead In Mexico

Posted 08.23.2011 | New York

A former attorney at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who was charged along with at least two dozen others in a child-pornography sweep died in M...

D.A. Vance Steps Up Criminal Probe Into Missing $750,000 From Bloomberg's Campaign | By Barbara Ross and Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The state Independence Party has dragged its heels so much on turning over documents about a mysterious $750,000 payment that Manhattan District Attor...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Haas

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is NYPD Captain Ronald Haas an asset or liability to the Manhattan District Attorney's detective squad? That's a question the newly elected District Attorney Cyrus Vance may soon be asking.

Etan Patz Case Reopened: First Missing Child On Milk Carton Case Reopened

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - The Manhattan district attorney's office is reopening the decades-old case of a missing 6-year-old boy whose photo was t...

New DA Promises 'Humility'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Manhattan's first new district attorney in 35 years says he'll balance public safety with fairness as he takes over one of the nation...

Manhattan Gets First New DA In 35 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK - Politically pedigreed trial lawyer Cy Vance has been elected as Manhattan's first new district attorney in 35 years. The Democrat had 92...

Da Dum. Real Life Law and Order, New Manhattan DA Cy Vance to Star

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

After 35 years in the office of District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau has handed over the reigns of the busiest and most storied DA's office to Cy Vance Jr.

Howard and Rudy: Professional Amnesia

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Former police commissioner Howard Safir must still feel he is above the law -- and exempt from telling the truth. Nobody is above the law, not even Rudy Giuliani's top cop.

The Bloom's Off His Rose

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Mayor Bloomberg's store-bought third term has not yet begun yet he has picked a fight with someone no one in his right mind wants to fight: outgoing Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau.

Cy Vance, Newly Elected Manhattan DA, Shapes Agenda For Manhattan Office

The New York Law Journal | Noeleen G. Walder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Despite low voter turnout in Tuesday's Democratic primary, Cyrus R. Vance Jr. bested his two opponents in the race for Manhattan district attorney wit...

The Jury Is In: Cy Vance Wins DA Primary

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Defense lawyer and political scion Cy Vance is poised to become Manhattan's first new district attorney in 35 years after winning Tue...

New York Elections Decision Day Tip Sheet

New York Times | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After four years of fund-raising and campaigning, candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, distract attorney and City Council will face Dem...

"You can't play politics with people's lives."

Linda Fairstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Linda Fairstein

Leslie Crocker Snyder's vitriolic pandering is done with blatant disregard of the bedrock principles of our criminal justice system: the right of the accused to competent counsel and a vigorous defense.

Cy Vance Jr. Not Ready For Prime Time

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Whenever the Times, the News and the Post gang up to endorse the same policy or political candidate, something is amiss.