Cyrus Vance

Actress Mariska Hargitay, a sexual assault survivors advocate, speaks at a news conference announcing funding for rape kit processing on Nov. 12, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance’s Office To Fund Rape Kit Testing Nationally

Experts estimate hundreds of thousands of rape kits — swabs and specimens gathered during exams victims undergo after attacks — remain to be tested for genetic evidence that could identify, or eliminate, a suspect.

11/12/2014

Christopher Adam Tang (credit: CBS 2)

Driver Who Sped Around Manhattan In Online Video Found Guilty Of Reckless Endangerment

Adam Tang was convicted in absentia on charges of reckless endangerment and reckless driving, crimes that carry up to a year in jail.

11/06/2014

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein (credit: Getty Images)

Letter Demands Arrest Of High-Powered Lawyer Sanford Rubenstein

Attorney Kenneth Montgomery says in the letter that Sanford Rubenstein should be arrested and charged with third-degree rape.

10/22/2014

WCBS 880: Manhattan DA Says Complex Cocaine, Prescription Pills And Financial Fraud Ring Broken Up

“This case started as an investigation into street-level cocaine dealers, but that was only the tip of the iceberg,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.

05/29/2014

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Manhattan DA: Hale & Hearty Soup Worker Used Job To Aid Identity Theft, Fraud Ring

Eleven defendants were indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and arraigned in State Supreme Court later Wednesday on identity theft, fraud, grand larceny and forgery charges.

04/30/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

Reports: Manhattan DA Investigating Christie Administration, Port Authority

The Manhattan district attorney is the latest law enforcement official wanting answers from the Chris Christie administration and its involvement in the Port Authority.

04/13/2014

FILE -- Officials announce in September 2013 the arrests of several people accused of scheming to cheat on tests for commercial driver's licenses (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

21 More Charged With Cheating On Commercial Driver’s License Tests

An investigation into suspected cheating on New York state tests for licenses to drive such sensitive vehicles as school buses and hazardous-materials trucks has ensnared almost two dozen more people after 19 arrests in September.

04/02/2014

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.

03/06/2014

Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged disability fraud scheme on January 7, 2014.  (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-NYPD Officers, Firefighters Part Of New Arrests In Disability Fraud Investigation

Former police officers and firefighters were among the nearly 30 defendants arrested Tuesday, accused of claiming Social Security disability payments when they were still able to work.

02/25/2014

Alleged Social Security scammers John Minerva, Thomas Hale, Joseph Esposito, Raymond Lavallee. (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Sources: 28 More Arrests Expected In Disability Scheme

The arrests will be Round 2 of the sweep that began last month, when more than 100 people were nabbed for allegedly filing disability claims that did not exist.

02/24/2014

Jose Pimentel appears in a courtroom in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

Jose Pimentel Pleads Guilty In NYC Pipe Bomb Terrorism Plot

Jose Pimentel entered the plea Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism. It was less than a week before his scheduled trial in a rare state-level terrorism case.

02/19/2014

Gavel (file/credit: clipart.com)

NYC Man Sentenced 19 Years To Life For Stabbing Wife To Death

A New York City man has been given 19 years to life in prison for stabbing his estranged wife to death in a parked SUV in 2008.

01/09/2014

Glenn Lieberman (credit: handout/image pixelated by CBS New York)

Glenn Lieberman, Retired NYPD Cop, Surrenders In Disability Fraud Case

The retired NYPD officer who posted a photo of himself on a Jet Ski to Facebook while he was collecting disability payments turned himself into police Thursday.

01/09/2014

Accused Social Security scammers Richard Cosentino, Glen Lieberman (credit: handouts/image pixelated by CBS New York)

Dozens Of Former NYC Police Officers, Firefighters Charged In Massive Disability Scam

More than 100 former New York City workers, including scores of retired police officers, firefighters and prison guards, have been charged with faking psychiatric problems in order to get federal Social Security disability benefits, prosecutors said.

01/07/2014

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)

Judge: Life In Prison Without Parole For ‘Cold-Blooded’ Morningside Heights Triple Murderer

Roberto Nunez, 32, was convicted last month of fatally shooting three men in a parked car on West 122 Street on June 7, 2012.

11/26/2013

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