Manhattan DA’s Office
Ex-NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik is not the only client who sued the outspoken attorney, alleging he put his interests above theirs.
While there are no specific or credible threats, according to the police commissioner, the city is preparing for the worst — and so are some vendors who work outside of the courthouse.
District Attorney Alvin Bragg called an emergency meeting and faced tough questions over the office’s handling of the case.
All the funds Cy Vance reaped from asset forfeiture settlements with financial institutions are gone or earmarked for reform projects. Incoming DA Alvin Bragg says he’ll see existing efforts through — and seek public input on any new spending.
Four New York district attorneys are scouring investigative files compiled by the state attorney general to determine whether the governor may have committed any crimes in their jurisdictions. The cases focus on allegations of inappropriate touching.
The career prosecutor, who would be the first Black New Yorker to hold the post made famous worldwide by “Law & Order,” emerged at the top of the Democratic pack after Tali Farhadian Weinstein conceded Friday.
In one of the few contests without ranked choice voting, Harlem-born prosecutor Alvin Bragg was up by about 7,000 votes on Tali Farhadian Weinstein. But tens of thousands of absentee ballots won’t be counted for weeks.
The former federal prosecutor joined the Democratic Party in 2017, after registering with no party and casting ballots only in presidential-year contests.
Staffers working for Cy Vance worry budget and personnel cuts could hamper the office, which is investigating former President Trump. Reformers say change is needed to fix a flawed culture among district attorneys.
The New York Criminal Bar Association expressed concerns over Diana Florence’s “character and fitness,” citing misconduct accusations over withheld evidence. Florence charged the group with “sexism” after the unusual rebuke.
The race for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s seat is crowded and fierce. Here’s the rundown on the candidates and more ahead of the June 22 primary.
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Prosecutors charged Kathleen Casillo with two counts on Monday for allegedly running over Midtown marchers in December. Those sent to the hospital say the charges amount to a slap on the wrist for her — and a slap in the face for them.
The Manhattan District Attorney says he has still not decided whether to seek re-election in 2021. But observers say Lang, who worked for Vance, would join the crowded race only if he opted out.
Fury grew after Commissioner Dermot Shea announced there are no plans to bench the cop caught on video punching a homeless man on the subway.
Prosecutors also said they’re looking into “potential police misconduct” in the videotaped incident — even as they’re still charging the man with “resisting arrest.”
Legal Aid Society calls for dropping charges and firing the officers in the No. 6 train incident. “I felt like my heart was going to fall out,” the ejected passenger says.
The Manhattan DA’s Office is sitting on a mountain of cash from big court settlements. Should that money be controlled by prosecutors or the people?
Firms that agreed to pay into the Manhattan DA’s forfeiture fund to settle bribery cases may be getting money back, THE CITY has learned.
Defendant convicted in bribery case demands Diana Florence, a former top deputy to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, testify at hearing.
Several bribery cases prosecuted by Cy Vance Jr.’s office are unraveling in the face of allegations a top deputy withheld key evidence.
More of Diana Florence’s cases are being eyed after accusations she withheld damaging information about star witness in construction bribery raps.
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