Cyrus Vance Jr.

Authorities in Manhattan announce the arrests of buildings inspectors, contractors and others in an alleged bribery scheme on Feb. 10, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Manhattan DA: Arrests Made In Widespread Building Inspector Bribery Scheme

Prosecutors say landlords handed out cash to try to make housing violations go away as part of a sweeping bribery case involving property owners and building inspectors.


The view from the sixth-floor window from which the victim escaped (credit: Manhattan District Attorney's Office)

Man Sentenced 50 Years To Life After Woman Forced Into Prostitution Jumps From Sixth-Story Window

Benjamin Gaston was sentenced Wednesday on his conviction on sex trafficking and other charges.


Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance (File/Credit: Manhattan DA's Office)

Manhattan DA: Phony Brokers Bilked NYC Apartment Seekers

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced Wednesday that Ricardo Gonzalez, Elizabeth Adrian Perez and Juan Valoy have been indicted on grand larceny and other charges.


Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance (File/Credit: Manhattan DA's Office)

DA Vance: 3 Executives At Once-Premier Law Firm Helped ‘Cook The Books’ Amid Economic Collapse

Three former executives conspired to hide a law firm’s snowballing financial problems from auditors and even their own partners as it headed toward collapse in the nation’s biggest law firm bankruptcy, prosecutors said Thursday.


Prosecutors say thieves installed this device on gas pump to steal data from credit and bank cards. (credit: Manhattan District Attorney's Office)

Prosecutors: Thieves Stole $2M After Planting Devices On Gas Pumps

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the group somehow installed devices that captured card and PIN numbers inside pumps at gas stations in Georgia, South Carolina and Texas.


Surveillance video of Roberto Nunez shortly after the shootings that left three men dead. He was sentenced to life without parole on Nov. 26, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Bronx Man Convicted Of Fatally Shooting 3 Men Inside Parked Car

Nunez sat in the backseat of a BMW on June 7, 2012, and shot three men at close range with a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, prosecutors argued.


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Three Dozen Indicted In Connection With Drug Rings At Manhattan Housing Projects

Authorities in Manhattan announced Friday the indictment of 41 alleged members of two narcotics trafficking rings, but there’s a twist.


Authorities seized 25 guns in connection with a crackdown against three violent East Harlem gangs on Thursday, April 4, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

DA: 63 Members Of Rival Street Gangs Indicted In East Harlem Crackdown

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly say the crimes date back to at least 2009. They include three murders and more than 30 shootings as well as assaults and gun trafficking.


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Rapist Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For ‘Vicious’ West Village Attack

DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. said Ivan Ramos, who pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, two counts of criminal sexual assault and assault, “will be off the streets of New York for a very long time.”


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Judge Convicts Manhattan Lawyer Soma Sengupta Of Lying About Age

Of all the forgeries of college and law school degrees and forged letters of reference from employers, it was a forged birth certificate that finally tripped her up.


Pedro Hernandez in court on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Etan Patz Suspect Pedro Hernandez Makes Brief Court Appearance

Pedro Hernandez, 51, did not speak during his brief court proceeding. His lawyer said he was fit to stand trial and a judge ordered him held without bail.


More than a 110 illegal guns that were seized by the NYPD are on display on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Officials: 16 Indicted For Gun Trafficking In NYC

More than 110 guns are off the streets of New York City in what authorities are calling the largest seizure of illegal firearms in Manhattan in recent history.


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19 Indicted As Cocaine Ring Busted In East Harlem

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said an open air drug market has been effectively closed down.


Pedro Hernandez/Etan Patz (credit: CBS 2)

Pedro Hernandez Arraigned On Murder Charge In 1979 Etan Patz Disappearance

Wearing an orange jumpsuit and seated with his hands behind his back, Pedro Hernandez was arraigned from his bedside at Bellevue Hospital via teleconference. He did not enter a plea.


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NYC Bldg. Super Mihaly ‘Mike’ Kovacsezics Sentenced For Stealing From Residents

A New York City building superintendent who exploited residents’ trust to steal thousands of dollars’ worth of art and jewelry will spend three to nine years in prison.