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June 14, 2016 | Politico

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office touted the early returns on an $80 million project to clear the nation's rape kit testing backlog Tuesday, a day after he gave a keynote speech on the topic in Washington. The initiative, launched last September with $38 million in funding from his office alone, seeks to test the more than 56,000 rape kits sitting on...

June 13, 2016 |

Joseph Giardala, 46, was found guilty of rape, robbery, sodomy and sexual abuse Monday for the horrifying 1995 crime.

The victim told jurors at the Manhattan Supreme Court trial that Giardala had grabbed her as she walked along West Fourth Street, pushed her into a vestibule at knifepoint and brutally raped her.

June 10, 2016 | Associated Press

A man who pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars in an international securities scheme will spend three to nine years in a New York prison. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the sentence Thursday for Theodore Werner of Las Vegas, Nevada. He pleaded guilty in April to grand larceny, money laundering and scheme to defraud.
He was...

June 10, 2016 | The New York Daily News

Sanat Asliev previously pleaded guilty along with Erik Pek and Emanuel Burrowes, all 17, for the attack on the 33-year-old woman about 3:30 a.m. on June 1, 2015. The victim has said that she was “intoxicated and alone” but that “shouldn’t have been a green light for predators.”


June 10, 2016 | New York Times


A general contracting company was convicted of manslaughter and other charges on Friday in the death last year of a construction worker at a Lower Manhattan building site. Justice A. Kirke Bartley Jr. of State Supreme Court in Manhattan found the company, Harco Construction, guilty of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, both...

June 03, 2016 |

Construction company executive Jamie Rotondaro of Glen Cove was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday for bilking her company’s clients out of $350,000, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.

June 01, 2016 | The New York Times

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, has made internet crime and fraud a major focus of his administration, winning convictions in more than a dozen similar cases. He has said one-quarter of the felony prosecutions by his office now involve internet crime or identity theft.

June 01, 2016 | New York Law Journal

A criminal defense lawyer and his paralegal were convicted of bribery on Tuesday for paying a New York Criminal Justice Agency employee to send them potential clients who could afford to hire a private attorney. Attorney Benjamin Yu, 37, and paralegal, Jose Nuñez, 49, were convicted of two counts of second-degree bribery, one count of fourth-...

May 26, 2016 | CNBC

We have to change the paradigm of the way we look at the threat, says Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance discussing the need to work with other countries in an effort to thwart cyberattacks. Prevention is better than prosecution, says Vance.

May 25, 2016 | CBS New York

A man was convicted Wednesday of attacking and beating two men in a Dallas BBQ restaurant in Chelsea last year. Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin, 42, was convicted of first-degree attempted assault and second-degree assault in Manhattan Supreme Court in the attack – in which he was caught on video smashing a chair over each of the men’s heads, according to the...