Cyrus Vance

Actor Martin Sheen and Maria Velazques the mother of Jon-Adrian Velazquez  attends a press conference outside of Manhattan Criminal Court on December 5, 2011. (credit: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Manhattan DA Denies Exoneration Bid Backed By Actor Martin Sheen

Prosecutors have turned down an inmate’s bid to be cleared in the 1998 killing of a retired police officer, an exoneration effort championed by actor Martin Sheen.

04/05/2013

Salvador Dalí’s “Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio,” 1949 (credit: Manhattan DA's Office)

Man Charged With Swiping Valuable Dali Painting Off UES Gallery Wall

Prosecutors allege that Phivos Lampros Istavrioglou walked into the Upper East Side gallery one afternoon last June, put the framed painting in a shopping bag and walked out. The next day, prosecutors said he flew home to Greece with the painting.

02/19/2013

PATH train (credit: CBS 2)

Man Who Jumped Turnstile While Carrying Illegal Gun Sentenced To 7 Years

Officers found the loaded gun and extra bullets shortly after stopping Ruben Sanabria for evading the subway fare.

02/12/2013

This is the gun police say Rahmeek Younger carried onto a C train (credit: DCPI)

DA: Brooklyn Man Sentenced For Carrying Illegal Gun Onto Subway

Rahmeek Younger, 23, was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison are pleading guilty to criminal possession of a weapon on December 6.

01/03/2013

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. (file/credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Man Sentenced For Running $31 Million Ponzi Scheme

The Ponzi scheme was run through Maywood Captial, a real estate investment company. The firm was previously based in Paramus, N.J. before moving to Manhattan.

11/21/2012

Pedro Hernandez (L - credit: Inside Edition), Etan Patz (R - credit: Stanley K. Patz)

Etan Patz Murder Suspect Due In Court This Week

Hernandez confessed to the 1979 killing six-year-old Patz earlier this year, but that remains the only evidence against him.

11/12/2012

Rita Morelli was found dead inside her Harlem apartment. (credit: CBS 2 | Handout)

DA: Suspect Charged In Murder Of Italian College Student Pleads Guilty

Bakary Camara, 42, pleaded guilty to all counts including murder, predatory sex assault and rape in connection with the death of 37-year-old Rita Morelli, prosecutors said.

10/15/2012

Admitted killer Raul Barrera seen in court (credit: CBS 2)

Police Release Murderer’s Confession In 2011 LES Stabbing Of Sarah Coit

Barrera was initially reluctant to admit his guilt, but eventually confessed to stabbing Coit a dozen times and leaving her for dead.

10/02/2012

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Queens Man Indicted In 1993 Murder Of Social Worker

Gordon Francis, 54, of Queens, pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday in the death of 50-year-old James Hawkins, prosecutors said.

09/13/2012

Upper East Side rape scene (credit: CBS 2)

Upper East Side Rapist Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said 23-year-old Jason Quinones will also serve ten years of post-released supervision. Quinones pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

09/04/2012

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10 MTA Workers Charged, Accused Of Faking Signal Inspections

Prosecutors said eight signal maintainers were charged Monday with tampering with public records. Two of their supervisors were charged Friday with record tampering and official misconduct. All have pleaded not guilty.

08/21/2012

Meals On Wheels workers are being trained to spot elder abuse. (credit: CBS 2)

Meals On Wheels Workers Being Trained To Be Watchdogs For Seniors

Meals On Wheels workers bring hot healthy meals to homebound seniors and are often their only link to the outside world. But they’re now being specially trained to spot abuse and neglect.

11/21/2011

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Lawyer For Woman Pepper Sprayed At Occupy Wall Street March Demands Charges Against NYPD Official

Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna is said to be the officer who used pepper spray on women who were already cordoned off by a mesh barrier in Union Square.

10/12/2011

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn (R) and his wife Anne Sinclair. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lawmakers, Activists Hope DA Vance Will Persist With DSK Sex Assault Case

There were new calls Sunday for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to keep the sex assault case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn alive.

07/10/2011

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn (credit: AP Photo/Todd Heisler, Pool)

Lawyer For Maid In Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sexual Assault Case Calling For Special Prosecutor

The former International Monetary Fund chief’s legal team met with prosecutors on Wednesday to try to hammer out a deal, but talks still appear to be at a stalemate.

07/07/2011

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