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October 10, 2017 | Patch

The man who raped a woman who was jogging in the East River Park was sentenced to 40 years in state prison on Tuesday, prosecutors said. Paul Niles, 30, will serve 40 years in state prison after he was found guilty of the 2015 rape, strangulation and robbery, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said in a statement.

October 10, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal

A former accountant was sentenced Tuesday to up to 15 years in prison for stealing more than a million dollars from the estates of two women who fled Nazi Germany before World War II. Richard Doren, 51 years old, was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court according to the conditions of deal arranged in June and September, when he pleaded guilty to grand...

October 03, 2017 | New York Times

Thirty people were hauled into state court on Tuesday in handcuffs and charged with using fake parking placards made to look like city-issued documents to park in special zones and to avoid paying tickets. Prosecutors said about half the people charged in the scam had been parking in special zones with laminated placards for city agencies, including the Administration for...

September 14, 2017 | Amsterdam News

As Manhattan’s district attorney, it is my responsibility to make our criminal justice system fairer, more efficient and more effective for all. And if we are going to build a more just system, we must begin by safely reducing unnecessary contact with the criminal justice system. Each new initiative contemplated by my office is scrutinized through that lens,...

September 12, 2017 | New York Times

A black man who said he was angry at whites and started punching people in Union Square, killing one of them, was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years in prison. The victim, who was white, died after the blow knocked him to the ground and his head struck the pavement during the assault, which unfolded in the middle of the afternoon on Sept. 4, 2013. In...

September 06, 2017 | New York Post

A disgraced New York State Senate candidate was sentenced to three to six years in prison Wednesday for ripping off more than a dozen people in a Craigslist rent scam. Jon Girodes, 39, previously took a plea deal for defrauding his victims out of more than $63,000, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office...

August 28, 2017 | New York Post

A violent ex-con was sentenced Monday to 20 years to life in prison for the 2015 rape of a 60-year-old stranger in Manhattan. Randy Rivera, 29, attacked and robbed the victim on the 207th Street Bridge spanning The Bronx and Manhattan. “In this horrific...

August 16, 2017 | New York Times

...The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., stepped into the void left by the Legislature when he agreed to pay for Governor Cuomo’s prison education plan with more than $7 million in criminal forfeiture money secured from banks. Lauding what he described as a public safety measure, Mr. Vance said, “It makes no sense to send someone to...

August 15, 2017 | New York Daily News

The wife and brother-in-law of a Manhattan businessman have been charged with fatally stabbing and slashing her husband more than 20 years ago and leaving his body in a pool of blood in his Midtown office. Howard Pilmar’s wife, Roslyn, and her brother, Evan Wald, have been charged with murdering the...

August 09, 2017 | New York Daily News

[...] Vance praised the collaborative effort between prosecutors, police and the mayor’s office of criminal justice to scrap the old prosecutions of minor crimes. All involved hope the dismissals will encourage the newly cleared New Yorkers to become active...