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  • Mom of slain Pace pot-dealer hopes convicted killer is haunted by son 'The grief-stricken mother of a Pace University student pot-dealer who was slain in his luxury Gold Street apartment in a botched 2010 robbery told one of the killeras long as you live'

    New York Post

    The grief-stricken mother of a Pace University student pot-dealer who was slain in his luxury Gold Street apartment in a botched 2010 robbery told one of the killers today that she hopes her son will forever haunt him.

    A sobbing Lillian Fiore, the mother of slain 21-year-old Max Moreno, told Raymond Rizzo at his sentencing in Manhattan Criminal Court, "I pray that everyday when you wake up and go to bed you remember that evil night you took Max's life and that his face and name are imprinted in your memory for as long as you live."

  • Two Pret A Manger workers in Chelsea stole 100 customers' information using credit card skimmers

    New York Daily News

    Two ex-employees at Pret A Manger allegedly took a big bite out of customers’ wallets.

    Nigel McCollum, 22, and his gal pal Lenica Greene, 23, were hit with a massive indictment for stealing the identities of at least 100 customers through credit card “skimmers” that record private data, Manhattan prosecutors said Wednesday.

    McCollum — who worked at Pret’s W. 23rd St. location in Chelsea — made “over 10 grand,” he allegedly told cops after his arrest.

  • Cyber Ring Defendant Is Sentenced

    The Wall Street Journal

    The final defendant in a long-running cybercrime prosecution led by the Manhattan district attorney's office was sentenced Thursday to 22 to 44 years in prison for his role in a scheme involving stolen identifies and credit-card fraud.

    Douglas Latta, 40 years old, who lived in Brooklyn, was convicted in June of purchasing stolen identities and credit-card numbers from Ukrainian computer hackers. Mr. Latta then used the information to forge credit cards and IDs, prosecutors said.

  • Man Involved In Illegal Gun-Selling Ring Sentenced To Decades In Prison

    CBS New York

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The final member of a New York City gun ring was sentenced Tuesday.

    As WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported, Jason Teneyck, 36, is the last of six defendants to be sentenced as part of a drug and gun trafficking ring with an unusual cast of characters.

    It involved New York City police officer Nicholas Mina, who stole guns from the lockers of fellow officers to support his painkiller addiction, and Jennifer Sultan, a bankrupt one-time dot com millionaire, Cornell reported.

  • NY man gets 25 to life in killing of grandmother

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK — A New York City man who stuffed his dead grandmother in a closet and then partied in her apartment has been sentenced to 25 years to life in her murder.

    Larry Davis was sentenced Tuesday. A Manhattan jury found him guilty last month in the March 2011 death of his 76-year-old grandmother, Cora Davis.

    Prosecutors said the 24-year-old Davis beat his grandmother to death and hid her body in her bedroom closet because she wouldn't give him $175.

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  • Property Manager Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.5 M. from Two Chinatown Buildings

    The New York Observer

    Building owners hire property managers precisely because they do not want the headache of running a building. Unfortunately for the owners of 11 East Broadway and 128 Mott Street, the decision to hire out the task cost them more trouble (and money) than they ever imagined.

    Property manager Kee Lin stole more than $1.5 million by writing unauthorized checks payable to cash and to his own company, AIP Realty Services, Inc. Mr. Lin has plead guilty to first-degree larceny, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

  • Guilty Verdict in Killing at Soho House

    The New York Times

    A jury in Manhattan on Thursday found Nicholas Brooks, the son of a Grammy-winning songwriter, guilty of murdering his girlfriend in 2010 in a hotel room at the Soho House, an exclusive club in the meatpacking district.

    As the verdict was read, three jurors began weeping. The mother of the victim, Sylvie Cachay, a 33-year-old fashion designer, leaned forward as the jurors were polled, and Ms. Cachay’s father clasped his hands together and bowed his head.

  • Jury Convicts Officer Over False Claim of Drug Deal

    The New York Times

    A New York City police officer was convicted on Wednesday of falsely claiming that he saw two men conducting a drug deal in West Harlem last year, the authorities said.

    The officer, Isaias Alicea, 29, was convicted by a State Supreme Court jury of 10 felony counts of filing a false document and one misdemeanor count of official misconduct. He will be sentenced in July and faces up to four years in prison for each felony count, though he is likely to face not more than four years in total.

  • Manhattan DA Vance forms investigative financial unit

    Crains New York Business

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. formed a unit to investigate illegal financial activities and work with the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service.

    Twenty analysts assigned to the Financial Intelligence Unit will track financial crimes by reviewing data from banking, regulatory, law enforcement and open-source data and refer potential cases to Vance’s Major Economic Crimes Bureau, under which the new unit operates, Vance said today in a statement. The unit will also specialize in coordinating with outside agencies.

  • Legislators must toughen N.Y.'s white-collar laws

    Thomson Reuters

    New York state's legislators must do more to strengthen the state's archaic fraud laws if prosecutors are to keep up with the evolving nature of white-collar crime, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said on Monday.

    Vance, president of the state's district attorneys association, said New York's financial crime laws were hopelessly outdated, even as their federal equivalents have been frequently revised by congressional legislation in the wake of massive scandals like the savings and loan cases, the Enron Corp collapse and the housing market crisis.