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  • Celebrating the Start of a Second Term

    On January 27, 2014, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr celebrated the start of his second term at the NY Surrogates Court with his colleages and supporters.

  • Harlem for Vance

    Harlem locals gathered at Chez Lucienne on October 15th in support for Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr.

  • Watch the DA's interview on CNBC

    Fifty years ago, identity theft typically involved a single actor who forged a driver’s license, walked into a bank and withdrew funds from a target account. Today, organized criminal rings are in the business of stealing thousands of identities and millions of dollars. But a crime ring can steal $2,001 or $2 million and the punishment is identical. Criminals who steal more money from more people should get the treatment they deserve.

  • Busted! Inside one massive cybercrime ring

    Late last week, CNBC focused on one of the biggest cyber-crime cases that we or any other group of prosecutors ever tackled. In it, my office successfully prosecuted a crime ring that stretched from New York City to Kiev. Its members stole and sold more than 100,000 pieces of personal information, including names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, online usernames and passwords.

In The News

  • Ex-Two Sigma Analyst Indicted for Confidential Data Theft

    Bloomberg News

    A former analyst at Two Sigma Investments LLC, an $18 billion quantitative hedge fund, was indicted on charges he stole his firm’s confidential data, in the latest such case brought by the Manhattan district attorney.

    Kang Gao, 29, of Manhattan pleaded not guilty today during an arraignment before New York State Supreme Court Justice Jill Konveiser.

  • Camelot Group founder charged with stealing $9 million

    Pensions & Investments

    Lawrence E. Penn III, the managing director and founder of Camelot Group, pleaded not guilty Monday before New York State Supreme Court Justice Laura Ward in Manhattan to charges of grand larceny, money laundering and falsifying business records, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.

    Altura St. Michael Ewers, a longtime friend of Mr. Penn, was indicted on the same charges of stealing $9 million from investors and arrested over the weekend in California, Mr. Vance's office said.

  • New York Bitcoin License? State Department of Financial Services Seeks Possible Regulation

    International Business Times

    The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) held a two-day, five-panel hearing on virtual currencies on Jan. 28 and 29, seeking to answer questions on how the state government should deal with businesses that are wishing to operate using bitcoin. “Ultimately, it’s our expectation that the information we’ve gathered in this fact-finding effort will allow us to put forward, during the course of 2014, a proposed regulatory framework for virtual currency firms operating in New York,” NYDFS Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky said.

  • US card scammers pull $2m petrol heist

    The Register

    US attorneys have charged thirteen people in connection with a massive fraud operation which netted some $2m in stolen funds.

    The Manhattan District Attorney's office says that four defendants masterminded a plot to install card skimming devices at gas pumps throughout the southern US and then use a network of money mules to withdraw and transfer funds from the stolen cards in a money laundering operation.

  • Syosset man indicted in alleged kickback scheme


    A Syosset man has been indicted on charges that he took part in a kickback scheme to steer millions of dollars into electrical supply companies and a portion of the proceeds into his own pocket, New York City authorities said Wednesday.

    Donald Russo, 54, who Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said was a purchasing agent for Unity Electric Co., is accused of creating a shell company, Bar Electrical Consulting Inc. in Plainview, in order to "accept bribes from companies who wished to do business with Unity."