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December 20, 2016 | New York Daily News

Eight people charged in oxycodone, internet gambling and benefit scams were busted for conspiracy and other crimes on Tuesday, authorities said.

December 15, 2016 | Commercial Observer

One of the construction supervisors convicted in the 2015 death of a young worker has been sentenced to one to three years in prison. The sentencing of foreman Wilmer Cueva comes roughly a month and a half after he was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment in the death of the 22-year-old worker.

December 08, 2016 | Law 360

A former New York-based financial adviser will spend more than two years in prison after admitting on Wednesday that he took $1.6 million out of three trusts he oversaw, the Manhattan district attorney announced. Brian Keenan, 60, a former adviser at Train, Babcock Advisors LLC, pled guilty in New York Supreme Court to one count of grand larceny for diverting the...

December 06, 2016 | Newsday

Four Virginia men smuggled guns from their state to New York City, selling 86 firearms at an average of $1,000 each to an undercover detective posing as a firearms dealer, authorities said.

December 05, 2016 | New York Post

...Vance called for a new state law that would charge people who sell large quantities of guns as “gun kingpins,” similar to an existing law that covers people who sell large quantities of drugs.

November 19, 2016 | DNAinfo

A man who pleaded guilty to two 2004 sexual assaults was sentenced to 25 years in state prison Friday, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Elmo Rivadeneira, 32, pleaded guilty Nov. 2 to one count each of rape and attempted rape, after a pair of vicious 2004 attacks that started on West 28th Street about a month apart, the DA's office said.

November 16, 2016 | NY1

Cracking codes and cracking cases. The Manhattan DA's office has boosted its ability to go after identity thieves and other cybercriminals with a new $10 million cybercrime bureau.  "My person belief is that after terrorism, cybercrime is our biggest threat in New York City," said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

November 15, 2016 | Fortune Magazine

"'If you’re in a major metropolitan area with the trend of technology interfacing with crime, it’s this kind of dedication and resources that’s enabling us to do what the public expects us to do,' Vance says of the lab, which cost $10 million to construct (about $4 million from the city council and the rest from the proceeds of major settlement...

November 04, 2016 |

A New York State Supreme Court jury found a construction site foreman guilty Friday in the death of a 22-year-old worker who was crushed when a trench collapsed at the Restoration Hardware site last year. Wilmer Cueva, 51, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment for allegedly ignoring warnings about safety issues at the Meatpacking...

November 04, 2016 |

The man who fatally struck an East Village bodega worker with his car while high on PCP and methamphetamine has been sentenced to 20 years-to-life in state prison for murder, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.