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  • In Unusual Collaboration, Police and Prosecutors Team Up to Reduce Crime

    With murders having reached a low point in Manhattan, the Manhattan district attorney’s office and the Police Department have begun an unusually close collaboration aimed at driving down other crimes, chief among them grand larceny, domestic violence and cybercrime.

    Photo by Richard Perry/The New York Times

  • 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.

  • 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

    Feaured on CNBC: 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

  • New York Initiative to Help Other Cities Clear Rape-Kit Backlogs

    The New York Times

    In 2000, New York had 17,000 untested rape kits, a yearslong accumulation of potential evidence in some of the city’s most violent crimes. Over the next four years, in a push to clear the backlog, the city had the kits tested. The result was 49 indictments connected to unsolved cases in Manhattan alone.

  • Jason Ahialey Indicted for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns on Behalf of Doctors, Deceased Minors

    Manhattan DA

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of JASON AHIALEY, 26, for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), New York State, and numerous Manhattan residents by fraudulently filing tax returns with his victims’ personal information and Social Security numbers, and directing the funds to accounts linked to debit cards possessed by the defendant.

  • Up to 10 Years for Identity Theft

    Manhattan DA

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of ELICE RIZZO, 52, to 5-to-10 years in state prison, and VAL RUIZ, 57, to 1 ½-to-4 years in state prison for stealing more than $50,000 from bank customers by impersonating them and withdrawing money from their accounts. Earlier this year, RIZZO pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and 18 counts of Identity Theft in the First and Second Degrees.

  • Man pleads not guilty in StubHub cybertheft case

    Wall Street Journal

    NEW YORK — A man charged with fencing fraudulently bought tickets to sought-after events to aid a cybertheft ring that took over StubHub users' accounts has pleaded not guilty.

    Laurence Brinkmeyer was arraigned Friday. The 29-year-old is one of 10 people around the world who have been indicted or arrested in connection with the case. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. unveiled it Wednesday.

    Defense lawyer Stacey Richman says Brinkmeyer returned from his honeymoon a week early to address the allegations and demonstrate his respect for court.

  • International Arrests Made in $1.6M StubHub Fraud Case


    In a press conference Wednesday, July 23, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced that seven members of an international cybercrime ring have been arrested for their involvement in ticket selling fraud on StubHub (NASDAQ:EBAY). These men laundered more than 1.6 milion dollars after hacking into 1,600 customer accounts.