Together, we've done so much - overhauling our justice system and making sure that everyone gets a fair shake.
With everything going on in our country, it's more vital than ever that our DA stands up for all of us.
The CCRA would override our state's restrictive concealed-weapons permitting system and force New York to honor concealed-carry firearms privileges issued in other states
Manhattan DA Vance is working to expand the number of incarcerated people taking college courses. "It makes no sense to send someone to prison with no pathway for them to succeed."
AUG. 9, 2017: The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., requested the dismissal on Wednesday of 240,472 warrants for low-level offenses.
The Manhattan DA is sending $38 million taken in civil forfeiture from international banks to pay for testing 56,000 rape kits that have been collecting dust for years.
June 12, 2018 | Patch
A man who killed an Upper West Side college professor during a robbery will face murder charges, prosecutors said.
Matthew Lee, 50, was indicted Monday on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., announced. Lee is accused of killing 87-year-old Lehman College professor Young Kun Kim during a robbery at an Upper West Side bank, prosecutors said.Patch
May 21, 2018 | NCPR
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Albany County DA David Soares - all Democrats - have signed onto a statement published by Columbia University researchers that concludes a lack of funding and a focus on technical violations hurt the effectiveness of parole and probation.
The paper says onerous fees and overly burdensome rules can backfire and make it harder for former inmates to re-enter society. The researchers recommend changes to shift the focus of parole from punishment to incentives.NCPR
May 14, 2018 | Patch
"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.Patch
April 26, 2018 | 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.The Wall Street Journal
April 24, 2018 | Patch
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.Patch