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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...

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-...