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October 27, 2016 | New York Post

The CEO of a heating oil company pleaded guilty Thursday for his part in a scheme that ripped off thousands of customers to the tune of millions by shorting them on their fuel deliveries, authorities said. Gabriel Nortesano, 53, of G&D Petroleum Transportation, Inc, copped to enterprise corruption in exchange for three to nine years in prison and...

October 27, 2016 | New York Daily News

A phony real estate agent who stole $250,000 from would-be clients — including a Harlem religious institution — was sentenced Wednesday to up to six years in prison. Dan Stern, 52, collected down payments for real estate deals that did not exist from victims, including an Islamic congregation, according to the Manhattan District Attorney....

October 17, 2016 |

Danny Lin, 25, was painted by prosecutors as a fast car fanatic with little regard for those around him when he slammed on the gas while trying to navigate through the Lower East Side on Nov. 24, 2014. Assistant District Attorney David Drucker said that Lin's devastating...

October 14, 2016 | WABC

A coalition of groups gathered in Manhattan Thursday night to speak out about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The groups marched down Broadway in Washington Heights, and then stopped at Mitchel Square Park in an event called "Shine the Light" to spotlight the issue. Survivors, faith leaders and victim service providers were all trying to help those who have...

October 14, 2016 | DNAinfo

A repeat offender convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in the bathroom of a Gramercy bar in 2015 was sentenced on Thursday to spend at least two decades in prison. A judge sentenced ex-convict Rodney Stover, 49, to 20 years-to-life for an April 11, 2015 attack, when he violently sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman in the bathroom of Turnmill bar, at 119 E. 27th St. between...

October 07, 2016 | New York Daily News

It's the coding answer to community service. Students from Cornell and Columbia universities will be hacking for a good cause over the weekend through a program with the Manhattan District Attorney's Human Trafficking Response Unit. Specialized prosecutors and staff assigned to the unit will guide technology students in a hackathon as they...

September 30, 2016 | New York Law Journal

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office is making $19 million in grant funding available for organizations to create programs to divert low-level offenders from prosecution, provide services to youths aging out of the foster system and provide jobs for at-risk youth and former prisoners.

September 30, 2016 | New York Times

...The woman who was charged with beating the boy to death in a Manhattan apartment while he was in her care pleaded guilty on Thursday to murder, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., announced.

 

September 22, 2016 | New York Daily News

Three men were indicted for selling ivory tusks and elaborate sculptures out of a private room in a Manhattan antiques store, prosecutors said Thursday.
 
Carefully carved Asian-inspired art was recovered from the shop and was on display at a press conference held by the Manhattan District Attorney and the New York State Department of...

September 22, 2016 | New York Times

Standing near a table covered with curved carvings of Chinese nobles and flanked by giant tusks, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., expressed outrage that stores in New York continued to profit from ivory sales, even after the Legislature had banned them except in limited cases.
 
“Sadly, New York remains one of the world...