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June 08, 2017 | DNAinfo

An East Village man was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for shooting a 19-year-old man and then gunning down an aspiring rapper on Avenue D several months later, the Manhattan District Attorney said Wednesday. Shaquille Fuller, 24, was sentenced in New York Supreme Court after being convicted of murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon...

May 25, 2017 | Associated Press

Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City.Dating back as far as the eighth century B.C., the artifacts were looted by Italian tomb raiders in the 1990s, then were smuggled out of the country and eventually turned up at two New York art galleries, the Manhattan...

May 22, 2017 | New York Post

The raging brute who used a black claw hammer to attack four strangers — including a young female cop — took a plea deal Monday. David Baril, 32, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated assault on a police officer and three counts of second-degree assault in exchange for 22 years in prison. ...

May 08, 2017 | DNAinfo

A  Brooklyn landlord and "serial briber," who once threatened to blackmail a tenant with a phony incest claim if she didn't move out of his building, was sentenced to up to six years in prison Monday morning, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office and court records. Herman Epstein, 37, who made the Public Advocate's worst landlord list in...

May 08, 2017 | New York Post

A Manhattan judge gave a 14-year sentence Monday to a serial conman who posed as a wounded US Army vet to lease a luxury car and tony apartment. Jeremy Wilson claimed to be a US Army veteran with two Purple Hearts, and a doctor with two Ph.D.s from MIT. He allegedly stole an MIT corporate credit card from the campus mailroom and forged checks in order to lease a...

May 04, 2017 | Manhattan Times

“I’m proud to be a New Yorker.” María Lizardo has had great reason to feel pride. As Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), she has overseen programming and services for thousands of New Yorkers in affordable housing; adult education and career services; and community organizing. And this past...

May 04, 2017 | WABC

The driver involved in a deadly March crash on the Williamsburg Bridge was driving drunk and going 111 miles an hour at the time, prosecutors said Thursday. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. disclosed the details as he announced the indictment of 26-year-old Stefan Hoyte, whose car crashed into a pillar on the bridge on March 16th. The accident killed 21-...

May 04, 2017 | New York Times

On Thursday, prosecutors from the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., said they had finally identified the man with the...

May 03, 2017 | ABC Local

Nearly 40 people were indicted Wednesday, accused of stealing more than $1 million through a counterfeit check cashing scheme. Prosecutors say it's the biggest fraud of its kind they've ever seen, with the suspects living large with piles of cash and boasting on social media.

They allegedly lured...

April 26, 2017 | New York Daily News

Immigrants and transgender people who are victims of crime will get access to nearly $12 million in grants, the Manhattan District Attorney announced Wednesday. Cy Vance said at a press conference that the money will go to 10 organizations that work for underserved communities including non-native English speakers, deaf individuals and LGBTQ people...