June 25, 2015 | The New York County District Attorney's Office
DA Vance and Senator Golden Call on Assembly to Pass LegislationThe New York County District Attorney's Office
June 24, 2015 | The New York County District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Also Announces Creation of New Counter Terrorism Program
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Finance, and voiced his support for legislation designed to combat terrorism financing, as well as money laundering, tax evasion, and other crimes facilitated by U.S. corporations with hidden owners.The New York County District Attorney's Office
February 24, 2015 | Daily News
Houston officials tested 6,600 backlogged rape kits and matched 850 samples to suspects in the FBI's nationwide database of DNA profiles, the city announced Monday.
So far, charges have been filed against 29 people, six of whom have been convicted.
The city finished testing 6,663 rape kits — some of which sat unprocessed since the 1980s — last fall as part of a $6 million effort that started in 2013 to tackle the massive backlog. The results were processed through DNA databases to compare the samples to possible suspects, Mayor Annise Parker said Monday.Daily News
February 23, 2015 | Times Ledger
Nine city employees from Queens were arrested last week and charged in a massive housing fraud and bribery scheme that involved properties in three boroughs, the Manhattan district attorney said. Three Queens real estate sites were part of the crackdown.
Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr., city Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the indictment of 50 defendants who took bribes and shortcuts in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens Feb. 10.
January 28, 2015 | Gotham Gazette
Sex trafficking is a lucrative criminal enterprise in which youthful looks are in high demand and actual children command top dollar. Yet, gaps in New York State's sex trafficking laws limit prosecutors' ability to convict traffickers of high-level felonies, making sex trafficking of children in New York a relatively low-risk proposition.Gotham Gazette
December 15, 2014 | Westport Now
UPDATE Saying that Westporter Stephen R. Krawitz’s actions undermine “the entire legal profession,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. today announced the indictment of the New York personal injury lawyer for allegedly stealing more than $600,000 in settlements from more than a dozen of his firm’s clients.
Krawitz, 62, was arrested Friday at his Ludlow Road home by New York City detectives aided by Westport police. (See WestportNow Dec. 12, 2014) He later waived extradition to New York.Westport Now
December 15, 2014 | Bloomberg Business
One of three men accused of stealing software from the Dutch trading house Flow Traders BV pleaded guilty to related charges two months ago, the first of a group of Wall Street workers pursued by Manhattan authorities for such theft to resolve his case.
November 12, 2014 | 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.The New York Times
October 24, 2014 | 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.Manhattan DA
October 21, 2014 | 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.Manhattan DA