Cyrus R. Vance Jr.

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Manhattan DA’s Office Gets $4 Million For New Cybercrime Lab

“The Internet is the crime scene of our 21st century,” District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said. “When your cell phone is on you essentially leave digital bread crumbs.”

08/14/2012

Pedro Hernandez  mugshot (credit: Handout)

DA Vance: Too Soon To Say How Confident He Is About Suspect In Patz Case

District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. says it’s “premature” to say how confident he is that a former stock clerk is the person who killed a boy who vanished in 1979.

05/31/2012

A mug shot and sketch of burglary suspect Mark Lugo are displayed next to a Picasso drawing that San Francisco police recovered. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Suspect Mark Lugo Pleads Not Guilty In NYC Hotel Art Theft

Lugo, who just spent more than four months in jail for grabbing a $275,000 Picasso off a San Francisco art gallery wall, was being held without bail after pleading not guilty Friday.

12/02/2011

Afrika Owes (center) is released on bail back in April. (credit: Juliet Papa, 1010 WINS)

Afrika Owes, Teen In Harlem Gang Case, Out Of Jail Before School

A former prep school student who admitted with carrying guns for her boyfriend’s Harlem drug gang has gotten out of jail as she prepares to start her senior year in high school.

09/03/2011

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves New York State Supreme Court for a hearing on July 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

DSK Is Free; Manhattan DA Vance Gets An Earful

On Tuesday, Appellate Court Judge Michael Obus agreed to drop the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The former head of the International Monetary Fund then spoke out for the first time

08/23/2011

Nafissatou Diallo stands next to her lawyer as he speaks to the media after leaving a state office building in New York, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Prosecutors in New York have filed papers recommending that some or all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dropped. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Charges Likely To Be Dropped Against Strauss-Kahn After Prosecutors Meet With Accuser

Diallo, once described as “brave” and “unwavering” by prosecutors, left the meeting dissatisfied. According to court papers filed Monday, District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. will recommend that all charges be dismissed.

08/22/2011

Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (credit: Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Implosion Of Strauss-Kahn Case Just The Latest Embarrassment For Manhattan DA

The lawyer for Strauss-Kahn’s alleged victim said publicly Friday that he believes that fear was holding Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance Jr. from moving forward with the case against the former IMF chief.

07/01/2011

Afrika Owes (center) is released on bail back in April. (credit: Juliet Papa, 1010 WINS)

Afrika Owes, Accused In Harlem Gang Case, Heads To Rikers Island Ahead Of Guilty Plea

Prosecutors and Owes’ lawyer said they expected her to plead guilty July 7 and be freed sometime in September to finish her senior year of high school and prepare for college.

06/28/2011

Ahmed Ferhani (L), 26, and Mohamed Mamdouh, 20, stand before a judge during their arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court May 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Lucas Jackson-Pool/Getty Images)

Top Charge Gone From Alleged Synagogue Bomb Plot Case

Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges including criminal possession of a weapon as a terror crime. A grand jury rejected the top charge against them which carried the potential for life in prison.

06/15/2011

People shop in an Apple store in New York. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images))

Court Document: ID Theft Ring Targets Apple Stores

Dozens of people have been charged in New York with forming an identity-theft ring that used stolen credit-card numbers to shop at Apple stores around the country.

02/01/2011

Handguns

20-Year-Old Man Accused In NYC Gun Ring

Juan Rivas sold a total of 25 shotguns, semiautomatic pistols and other firearms — delivering about half of them loaded — to a detective this year, authorities said.

12/07/2010

L.I. Crane Co. Official Gets Prison For Bribery

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island crane company official will spend two to six years in prison for bribing New York City’s former chief crane inspector. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced […]

09/28/2010