Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Legal Maneuvering Continues in Strauss-Kahn Civil Suit

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday appealed a judge’s decision to allow a civil lawsuit against their client to move forward, while attorneys for the hotel housekeeper who claims Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her last year are seeking access to official records to try and build their case.


After Conviction of Mom and Grandmother in Tot’s Death, Focus to Shift to Girl’s Caseworkers

Thursday, June 07, 2012

A case that began with the discovery of an emaciated and battered body of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce in September 2010 came to an end this week, when her mother and grandmother were given maximum jail sentences after being found guilty of the child’s death.


Mom Charged in Tot's Death Gets Maximum Sentence

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The mother and grandmother of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce were both given the maximum sentence in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday in the death of the toddler who prosecutors say was tied to a bed with a jump rope, beaten, drugged and starved to death. 

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On the Brink | The New Face of Poverty: Meet Peter

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

In our new series On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty, meet Peter Riquelme, an unemployed single man who is facing bankruptcy and possible homelessness as he, like many Americans, grapples with supporting himself after working for years with nothing to show for it.

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No Regrets About Serving for Obama, Huntsman Says

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, whose campaign was perceived to be negatively affected by the fact he served in the Obama administration, said he had no regrets about crossing party lines.


Former US Ambassador to China Says Chen Solution was ‘Elegant’

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chen Guangcheng’s decision to seek refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing suggests it is "the safest place in China," former U.S. Ambassador to China said in a talk organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations in New York on Wednesday.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Backpedals on Obama Criticism

Monday, May 21, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is backpedaling from comments he made criticizing President Barack Obama’s campaign for its attack ads – initially calling them “nauseating” and a “distraction.”


Despite Opposition, NY Joins Fed’s Secure Communities Program

Monday, May 14, 2012

Politicians and immigration advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Monday to demand that the Department of Homeland Security halt the activation of a contentious immigration program known as Secure Communities, which goes into effect in New York City on Tuesday.

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Grandmother Found Guilty in Death of Toddler

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Brooklyn grandmother was found guilty of manslaughter in the second degree in the death of her 4-year-old granddaughter on Friday.


Controversial Immigration Program to Be Activated in NY Next Week, Sources Say

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fingerprints collected by the New York Police Department and submitted to the FBI will be shared with immigration officials once a controversial federal program opposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and other city officials is activated in the state next week, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official.

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Jury Deliberates in Trial of Grandmother Charged in Girl's Death

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The jury began deliberating Thursday after closing arguments were made in the case of a Brooklyn grandmother charged with manslaughter of her 4-year-old granddaughter.


Mom Found Guilty in Daughter's Death

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

After a short deliberation, a jury found Carlotta Brett-Pierce guilty of murdering her 4-year-old daughter, Marchella.


Some Undocumented Immigrants Relieved To Stay in New York, Even in Legal Limbo

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

When Antonio left Trinidad to help his ailing father in the U.S., he knew he would likely overstay his tourist visa and therefore break the law – but he never imagined he would still be in the country seven years later, facing legal limbo. When he appeared in court after he was pulled over during a traffic stop, Antonio had a new option that would allow him to stay in the U.S.: prosecutorial discretion.

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Mom Accused of Murdering Daughter, 4, Denies Harming Her

Monday, May 07, 2012

The mother accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter took the stand in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday, referred to the child as "my baby” and denying accusations that have been leveled at her during the trial.

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Girl, 4, Had Just a Kernel of Corn in Her Stomach at Time of Death: ME

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The 4-year-old girl at the center of a murder trial had nothing but a kernel of corn in her stomach at the time of her death and more than 70 injuries to her body and head, Brooklyn's deputy chief medical examiner testified in court Thursday.

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6-Year-Old Testifies Against Mom Accused in Death of Tot

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The 6-year-old son of the mother charged in the death of her young daughter did not deliver what prosecutors expected when he  took the stand Thursday in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

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Fallen Firefighter Rich Nappi Remembered as 'Family Man'

Monday, April 16, 2012

A day after Lt. Rich Nappi was killed battling a three-alarm blaze in Brooklyn, the 47-year-old father of two was remembered by his fellow firefighters as a "tireless worker" and a "family man."

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Trial Starts for Mother, Grandmother Accused of Killing 4-Year-Old Girl

Monday, April 16, 2012

Marchella Brett-Pierce "starved to death" due to her mother's "utter disregard" for her life, prosecutors said in their opening statements in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday.

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Hundreds Flock to State-Backed Job Fair Amid Rising Unemployment

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hundreds of job-seekers flocked to the Brooklyn job fair Thursday, one of eight state-sponsored fairs held simultaneously throughout New York as the unemployment rate in the city continues to climb.


Feds Gave 'Conflicting' Answers on Controversial Immigration Program: Report

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Federal officials provided “unclear and conflicting responses to inquiries and concerns” related to the federal immigration program known as Secure Communities that Governor Andrew Cuomo opted out of last year, according to a new report.

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