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  • Upper West Side 'Killer Nanny' Gets Life In Prison, DA Says

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    "Five years ago Yoselyn Ortega stole Leo and Lulu Krim from their parents, their siblings, and our Manhattan community. Leo and Lulu will never live the lives that laid ahead of them, and now their remorseless killer will live the rest of her life in prison," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., said in a statement.

  • Michael Shvo, Manhattan Real-Estate Developer and Art Collector, Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

    The Wall Street Journal

    A luxury Manhattan real-estate developer and art collector pleaded guilty to tax evasion Thursday in connection with his purchases of furniture, jewelry, art and a Ferrari.

    Developer Michael Shvo, once known as a brash, larger-than-life figure in the New York real-estate world, pleaded guilty to second- and third-degree criminal tax fraud in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Mr. Shvo is required to pay about $3.5 million in taxes and penalties.

  • Man Sentenced For Murdering Ex-Girlfriend In Inwood: DA

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    A man is facing life in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend in front of her Inwood building on New Year's Eve, the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced.

    Jonnathan Pena-Castillo, 27, was sentenced to 21-years-to-life in prison Tuesday for the 2012 murder of Edith Rojas. Pena-Castillo had dated Rojas, who was 19 when she was killed, for one year and the two had split up months before the murder, prosecutors said.

  • Former Queens City Council Candidate Jailed For Campaign Fraud

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    A former New York City Council hopeful will serve time behind bars for fudging her campaign donations to steal around $18,000 in matching funds from the city, prosecutors said Friday.

    Celia Dosamantes, 27, ran in the 2015 special election to represent Queens' 23rd District covering Bayside and Douglaston. In February, she was convicted of upping the numbers on her donation cards to ilk more money out of the city's Matching Funds Program, which offers to match eligible residents' donations at a $6-to-$1 rate.

  • Five Long Island companies charged in NYC corruption case

    Newsday

    Five Long Island construction and engineering companies were indicted on corruption charges in separate schemes in New York City involving bribery, business fraud and political campaign contributions to officials in city agencies, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Wednesday.

    The firms are: CIMA Associates LLC of Lindenhurst; D&B Engineers and Architects PC of Woodbury; Haider Engineering PC of Farmingdale; JCMS Associates LLC of Massapequa; and MCC General Office Services LLC of Amityville.