Queens District Attorney

The first Latino chief prosecutor in New York is considering a statewide campaign if AG Letitia James vies for governor. Queens DA Melinda Katz and state Sen. Mike Gianaris are also pondering runs, THE CITY has learned.
Prakash Churaman, 21, has been behind bars since age 15, convicted in a Queens murder. But he’s turning down a plea deal that could set him free — and is ready to risk a new trial that could send him away for decades.
The 63-year-old man, held on an attempted murder rap, had diabetes and other health issues. Prosecutors said Walter Ance was too dangerous to let go.
The too-close-to-call Queens DA Democratic race heads to an expensive lawsuit and manual recount as both sides look to replenish campaign coffers.
Democratic Party favorite Melinda Katz pulls 20 votes ahead of insurgent Tiffany Cabán after paper ballot tally. Recount — and court fight — on tap.
Melinda Katz says she sees no conflict between promise to prosecute dangerous builders and $250k-plus in real estate campaign contributions.
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