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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...

September 20, 2016 | New York Post

A woman who used stolen hospital-patient records so that she could fraudulently order more than $1 million in designer goods from Saks Fifth Avenue and other retailers around the country pleaded guilty Monday in a Manhattan courtroom. Krystle Steed, 31, copped a plea to charges of grand larceny and identity theft among other raps in exchange for a sentence of...

September 08, 2016 | Commercial Observer

...He’s now employing that offensive tactic with a construction safety task force—something born out of the East Village explosion in spring 2015 that killed two and leveled three tenement buildings. 

August 26, 2016 | Wall Street Journal

As construction accidents have surged, Manhattan prosecutors are pushing to bring criminal charges against builders they say have sacrificed worker safety for profits.

August 19, 2016 | The New York Times

A onetime theater agent was arrested Friday and charged with bilking his friends by raising money for a nonexistent Broadway play that he claimed was to star the actress Lupita Nyong’o.

August 18, 2016 | New York Law Journal

A criminal defense attorney and a paralegal who were convicted of bribing a New York City Criminal Justice Agency employee to steer potential clients to them were each given prison sentences of three to nine years on Wednesday. Attorney Benjamin Yu, 38, and Jose Nuñez, 49, a paralegal who was working for Yu, were convicted in May of second-...

August 12, 2016 | New York Daily News

A home health aide who stole $260,000 by cashing forged checks — ripping off her 99-year-old widow she worked for — got up to 4 1/2 years in prison on Friday.

August 03, 2016 | New York Post

A hit-and-run driver who mowed down a woman on a busy lower Manhattan sidewalk over a year ago was sentenced Wednesday to two to six years in prison after her victim read an emotional statement in Manhattan court. Defendant Tiffany Murdaugh, 35, listened intently as her victim, Heather Hensl, 38, described the April 13, 2015 collision and her serious...

July 26, 2016 | New York Times

During the single-digit temperatures in winter 2015, the family, with five children, had no heat and no hot water. That, the authorities say, was not even the worst of conditions the tenants endured as the last rent-stabilized holdouts in a building undergoing renovations so the landlord could attract higher-paying tenants in East Harlem. The water in the...

July 20, 2016 | DNAinfo

The man who fatally struck a beloved East Village vendor when he plowed his car into the worker while high on PCP and methamphetamine was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder, aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges. Shaun Martin, 35, was high on drugs while speeding down Second Avenue on the morning of June 19, 2013, when his Nissan Altima suddenly...