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November 19, 2016 | DNAinfo

A man who pleaded guilty to two 2004 sexual assaults was sentenced to 25 years in state prison Friday, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Elmo Rivadeneira, 32, pleaded guilty Nov. 2 to one count each of rape and attempted rape, after a pair of vicious 2004 attacks that started on West 28th Street about a month apart, the DA's office said.

November 16, 2016 | NY1


Cracking codes and cracking cases. The Manhattan DA's office has boosted its ability to go after identity thieves and other cybercriminals with a new $10 million cybercrime bureau.  "My person belief is that after terrorism, cybercrime is our biggest threat in New York City," said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

November 15, 2016 | Fortune Magazine

"'If you’re in a major metropolitan area with the trend of technology interfacing with crime, it’s this kind of dedication and resources that’s enabling us to do what the public expects us to do,' Vance says of the lab, which cost $10 million to construct (about $4 million from the city council and the rest from the proceeds of major settlement...

November 04, 2016 |

The man who fatally struck an East Village bodega worker with his car while high on PCP and methamphetamine has been sentenced to 20 years-to-life in state prison for murder, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

November 04, 2016 |

A New York State Supreme Court jury found a construction site foreman guilty Friday in the death of a 22-year-old worker who was crushed when a trench collapsed at the Restoration Hardware site last year. Wilmer Cueva, 51, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment for allegedly ignoring warnings about safety issues at the Meatpacking...

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...