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DA Vance hosted the 8th Annual Financial Crimes and Cybersecurity Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan. At the event, District Attorney Vance was joined by Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Ian Dyson, Commissioner of the City of London Police; François Molins, Paris Prosecutor; James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the NYPD; and John J. Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism. The Manhattan DA’s Office also released Version 3.0 of its Report on Smartphone Encryption and Public Safety.

"Just nine days after the church massacre in Texas, multiple victims have been wounded or killed by a single shooter at seven different crime scenes in Northern California, including an elementary school. It is once again abundantly clear that congressional action needs to be taken immediately to prevent the next gun violence tragedy.
 
"Following the shootings in Sutherland Springs and Las Vegas, prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement leaders from cities across the nation will convene in Washington, D.C. on November 28 and 29 for an emergency, bipartisan summit on gun violence. We strongly believe that our country can, and must, address the gun violence epidemic."

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Steven Hernandez to 2-to-6 years in state prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from local businesses through schemes involving refinancing and leasing agreements for copy machines. On April 21, 2017, the defendant pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Identity Theft in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, among other charges. 

A global art capital, New York City is home to many collectors and investors -- but federal authorities have uncovered thousands of works that don’t legally belong here. 

Abused and neglected animals will have their own specially-trained prosecutors in a brand-new division in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. The Animal Cruelty Program will investigate cases referred by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the NYPD's Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad, the DA’s office said.