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DA Vance announced the indictment of Timothy Sammons, an art broker, for stealing millions of dollars through a scheme involving the sale of valuable artwork. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Grand Larceny in the First and Second Degrees, as well as Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree.

DA Vance today announced the indictment of Pamela Buchbinder, 48, for the attempted murder of her estranged boyfriend in November 2012. Buchbinder is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, and two counts of Burglary in the First Degree.

The ceremonial ships that the Roman Emperor Caligula built to host decadent festivities on Lake Nemi were ornate floating palaces, with pink marble columns and brightly colored mosaic floors . . . Now investigators for the Manhattan district attorney’s office are trying to sort out the journey of the 2000-year-old piece of Roman history that was once dredged from the lake outside Rome and somehow ended up in a private home in New York City. 

DA Vance announced the return of a collection of ancient artifacts to the Italian Republic during a repatriation ceremony attended by the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Activities, & Tourism Dario Franceschini, the Ambassador of Italy to the U.S. Armando Varricchio, the Consul General of Italy in New York, Francesco Genuardi, and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Acting Deputy Assistant Director Anthony Scandiffio.

A Manhattan money manager convicted of stealing more than $2.4 million from investors to fund an extravagant lifestyle — including a penthouse apartment and a porn habit — was sentenced to up to 18 years in prison. Prosecutors ​Tuesday ​described Steven Canady as a huckster whose company, Alliance Warburg Capital, was nothing more than a front used to swindle at least seven victims — including a fashion designer. Assistant District Attorney Adam Maltz said the scheme funded a $25,000-a-month apartment at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, meals at high-end restaurants and an expensive pornography habit.