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June 27, 2016 | The Real Deal

Former real estate attorney Luigi Rosabianca will spend four to 12 years in prison for grand larceny under a plea deal signed Monday. Manhattan prosecutors had accused him of stealing more than $4.5 million from escrow and estate accounts he managed on behalf of clients.

June 24, 2016 | WNYC/The Brian Lehrer Show

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance discusses several new initiatives aimed at preventing crime, improving access to services for victims, and increasing options to divert youth from the criminal justice system. He also weighed in on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on Obama's immigration plan, which Mayor de Blasio says will cause hundreds of thousands of New...

June 24, 2016 | New York Times

A deadly run of gang violence that has brought heartbreak to two Harlem families came to an unlikely culmination in a Manhattan courtroom. Taylonn Murphy, a 20-year-old gang member, was given mercy, not by the judge, who sentenced him to 50 years to life for murder and other charges, but by the father of Walter Sumter, the young man Mr. Murphy had been...

June 23, 2016 | Politico

Approximately $78 million in new funding is being made available by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. for programs in higher crime neighborhoods in the borough. It's an attempt to focus on root causes and community-based approaches to disrupt criminal patterns and cycles, sometimes before they even start.

June 20, 2016 | New York Post

Russian national Vadim Polyakov, 32, pled guilty to money laundering and criminal possession of stolen property in exchange for 4 to 12 years in prison.

June 15, 2016 | Wall Street Journal

...The Manhattan district attorney’s office, through an agreement with the state, has allocated $7.5 million in bank forfeiture funds for college programs, which officials expect to serve about 1,000 inmates over five years … Those who participate in college programs while incarcerated are half as likely to return to prison as those who don’t,...

June 15, 2016 | USA Today

…Still, scammers have a lot of motivation.  On StubHub, tickets have sold for an average of $687 and a maximum of $5,018 since Hamilton's Broadway opening.  The face value for regular tickets recently increased to between $179 to $199 and premium tickets to $849. “It’s the most valuable ticket, therefore the most profitable...

June 14, 2016 | New York Times

Days after a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida, the judge in a hate-crime murder case in New York invoked the massacre as he sentenced a man to 40 years to life in prison on Tuesday.

The man, Elliot Morales, was convicted in March of murder as a hate crime for killing Mark Carson, 32, a gay black man, in the West Village in...

June 14, 2016 | Politico

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office touted the early returns on an $80 million project to clear the nation's rape kit testing backlog Tuesday, a day after he gave a keynote speech on the topic in Washington. The initiative, launched last September with $38 million in funding from his office alone, seeks to test the more than 56,000 rape kits sitting on...

June 13, 2016 |

Joseph Giardala, 46, was found guilty of rape, robbery, sodomy and sexual abuse Monday for the horrifying 1995 crime.

The victim told jurors at the Manhattan Supreme Court trial that Giardala had grabbed her as she walked along West Fourth Street, pushed her into a vestibule at knifepoint and brutally raped her.