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The de Blasio Delay: Feds Need a Rat to Charge NY Mayor

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Amy Dardashtian

Bill de Blasio could well be the most mired mayor in New York City history. As the subject of multiple investigations at the state and federal level, he's not just tabloid fodder.

A Pimp's Ad, Direct to Our Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
Kevin M. Ryan

It is hard enough to be a homeless young person, pulling yourself off the streets, without criminals luring you in the other direction, attempting to sexually exploit you in exchange for affordable rent.

Facebook Can’t Prevent Your Posts From Being Used Against You In Court

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 07.23.2015 | Home

A New York state appeals court ruling that Facebook can’t challenge search warrants seeking users' private account information was a stinging defeat...

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

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.11.2016 | Home
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.

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...

Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody

ProPublica | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

By Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, and Sergio Hernandez, Special to ProPublica, April 3, 2013, 5:30 a.m. The murder case against Tony Bennett seemed prett...

'Wanted' Stop-And-Frisk Protesters Beat NYPD Charges

| Posted 11.29.2012 | New York

By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HARLEM — The Harlem couple who had their faces and home address displayed on "wanted posters" after being...

Brooklyn Is Behind the Times in Fighting Identity Theft and Cybercrime

Abe George | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Abe George

We need to be concerned that without a dedicated identity theft unit, the Brooklyn DA is failing to arm his prosecutors with the most effective and advanced tools to take on the most widespread crimes of a modern age.

Bank Pays Big Time To Settle Claims It Violated Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home

* ING moved $1.6 bln illegally through U.S. bank system * Bank is the 4th to settle probe of sanctions violations * Sett...

A Prosecutor Sets His Sights On the Johns

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Kevin M. Ryan

This is one of the few high profile cases across the country in which the johns as well as the traffickers have been indicted, and I applaud the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., for his leadership.

Taking Down Pimps Without Traumatizing Victims

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Kevin M. Ryan

They tattooed these street names on the women they exploited. One woman had a crown with a dollar sign tattooed above her pubic bone. Another had "King Koby" and a barcode permanently inked on her neck.

John Rudolf

New York Police Commissioner's Son Gets Rare 'Total Exoneration' Letter In Rape Probe | John Rudolf | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Manhattan prosecutors closed their two-week rape investigation of Greg Kelly, a local television newscaster and son of the city police com...

Prosecutors: New York Police Commissioner's Son Will Not Face Rape Charges | The Associated Press | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Prosecutors say the New York Police Department commissioner's son won't face charges in connection to a rape accus...

John Rudolf

'Kings of Dust' PCP Ring Busted In Harlem | John Rudolf | Posted 01.19.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- A drug ring in Harlem that specialized in the sale of PCP and used an 8-year-old boy as a lookout has been busted, New York City police an...

Criminal Investigation Underway After Tragic Elevator Death

Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

A criminal investigation looking into December's fatal elevator accident has been launched by the Manhattan District Attorney. The probe seeks to ...

10 Arrested In Chinatown For Selling Extremely Dangerous Rat Poison

Posted 11.20.2011 | New York

Ten Chinatown shop owners were arrested on misdemeanor charges last week for selling illegal, highly toxic rat and cockroach pesticides, some of which...

Teacher, 25 Others Charged For Trading Brutal Child Sex Videos

Posted 08.15.2011 | New York

Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., announced Tuesday afternoon that his office had filed charges against 26 individuals related to the p...

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.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Raids Construction Office In Manhattan | CHARLES v. BAGLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Manhattan district attorney's office raided the offices of Lehr Construction early Wednesday, seizing project records, bidding documents and other...

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.

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.

Robert Morgenthau, Manhattan's Retiring District Attorney, Ponders Next Step | JOHN ELIGON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mr. Morgenthau has not been reticent about highlighting one in particular: his relationship with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The most recent blowup ca...

Being Tough on Crime: Not a Winner in New York City DA's Race

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

If Cy Vance adopts a balanced approach to justice that incorporates compassion, he will go a long way. As for Judge Snyder, I bid her farewell and I wish her ride on a slow boat to China is a good one.

Brooke Astor's Will -- Does Mother Know Best, or Did Mother Get Bested?

Herb Nass | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Herb Nass

Regardless of the final verdict in the Astor case, estate matters should be left in the bailiwick of probate or surrogate's courts which have expertise in those type of matters.

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...