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DA Vance announced the trial conviction of Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin for assaulting two men in a Chelsea restaurant in 2015. A New York State Supreme Court jury found the defendant guilty of both of the charges in the indictment against him: Attempted Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. El-Amin is expected to be sentenced on June 14, 2016.

“Each year on National Missing Children’s Day, we pause to remember ‎those who have gone missing or been exploited, and to reaffirm our commitment to securing justice for all child victims of crime. Etan Patz disappeared exactly 37 years ago, when his parents were 37 years old. National Missing Children’s Day would not exist without the work of Julie and Stan Patz, who have dedicated their lives since to raising awareness and advocating for important legislation to protect children. We are grateful to them, and remain steadfast in our commitment to seek justice for their family and bring an end to their decades-long ordeal.”  

The leader of an identity theft ring that used stolen patient records purchased from a crooked hospital employee to pull off shopping sprees at major Manhattan department stores took a plea deal Monday. Fernando Salazar, 28, admitted to buying the records of 250 Montefiore Medical Center patients for $3 a pop from ex-hospital clerk Monique Walker. Salazar and his cohorts used the highly sensitive data to open credit cards and rack up nearly $50,000 in designer duds at luxury retailers, including Barneys, Macy’s and Victoria’s Secret.

NY1 VIDEO: Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance spoke with Errol Louis about his new international alliance to fight cyber crime, as well as his efforts to crackdown on gang violence. 

DA Vance announced the guilty plea of Fernando Salazar for his role in an identity theft operation that compromised the personal information of thousands of hospital patients and resulted in more than $50,000 in fraud. The defendant pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to the top charge in the indictment against him, Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, as well as Unlawful Possession of Personal Identification Information in the First Degree. The defendant is expected to be sentenced on July 12, 2016.