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DA Vance announced the indictment of Jeremy Wilson for engaging in a variety of forgery and larceny schemes in New York and Boston. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Forgery in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third and Fourth Degrees.

DA Vance announced the trial conviction of Damon Hayes for running a sex trafficking operation around Super Bowl weekend in January 2014 consisting of two women and a child that he recruited from Florida, including separately charged defendant Yolonda Ostoloza and Ostoloza's 15-year-old daughter, whom he forcibly trafficked. A New York State Supreme Court jury found the defendant guilty of all of the charges in the indictment against him, including Sex Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution in the Second and Third Degrees, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Hayes is expected to be sentenced on February 16, 2016.  

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Clemente Rivera to 25 years in state prison for the 2013 attack and robbery of an elderly woman. On July 22, 2015, a New York State Supreme Court jury found Rivera guilty of Burglary in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, and Assault in the Second Degree.

“I congratulate Janet DiFiore on her confirmation as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Throughout her distinguished career - including, most recently, as District Attorney - she has been universally admired for her intelligence, knowledge of the law, and an unwavering commitment to fairness in our justice system. I am confident, as she takes on this new and important role, she will be regarded as one of the court’s great chief judges.”

DA Vance announced the indictment of Chester Taylor, Daniel Persaud, and nine others for stealing more than $700,000 from multiple banks and their customers by impersonating legitimate account holders and making fraudulent withdrawals. The defendants are charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Grand Larceny in the Second, Third, and Fourth Degrees, Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, and Identity Theft in the First, Second, and Third Degrees.