Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance
“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.
Detective Said Salim was released without bail Wednesday after pleading not guilty to perjury, official misconduct and other charges.
Bronx resident Javon Burgess, 36, and 24-year-old Paul Lee, of Brooklyn are accused of selling the illegal weapons in broad daylight.
Attorney Robert Gottlieb filed a motion Thursday for a new trial based on new evidence, saying there’s not enough proof left in the case after some eyewitnesses backtracked.
“In this day and age, cybercriminals can easily attack an individual from thousands of miles away if necessary precautions aren’t taken,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.
A string of pearls, a wise owl and a smiling Buddha were all part of one of the largest seizures of illegal ivory ever in New York State, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.
No charges have been filed against the son of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly after a woman alleges he sexually assaulted her, but the scandal is keeping channel 5 anchor Greg Kelly off the air.