“Post-conviction justice is essential to the work of this Office. Wrongful convictions ruin lives, impair law enforcement’s ability to apprehend those who actually committed the crime, and severely undermine the public’s faith in our criminal justice system.”
“The defendant embezzled a total of $1.2 million and then attempted to cover it up with falsified business records and legal claims, brazenly disregarding his professional obligation to act with honesty and uphold principles of fairness. This alleged conduct is not only criminal – it diminishes the integrity of the legal profession and trust in officers of the court,” said District Attorney Bragg.
“Robert Taylor allegedly went to great lengths to keep his Bitcoin kiosk business as secret as possible to attract a clientele that would pay top dollar for anonymity,” said District Attorney Bragg.
“This unprovoked, hate-driven assault in a busy transit station and popular tourist destination, is just one of the many examples of egregious hate crimes we’re currently prosecuting in Manhattan,” said DA Bragg.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Monday announced an ambitious plan to revamp the office’s Hate Crimes Unit amid a spike in bias attacks against Asian Americans and other groups.