Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

Charges Dropped in Crown Heights Rape Case

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed the case against four black men from Crown Heights accused of raping and prostituting an Orthodox Jewish woman for eight years, starting when she was 13.

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NY Advocates Applaud SCOTUS Ruling on Ariz. Immigration Crackdown

Monday, June 25, 2012

Immigration advocates in New York welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants — but were concerned that one part of the law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally could go forward.

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Former NYPD Officer Sentenced to Almost 5 Years in Prison

Friday, June 22, 2012

A former New York City Police Department officer charged with violating the civil rights of an African-American man by falsely arresting him was sentenced to nearly five years in jail in Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Friday.

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For Young Immigrants With a Past, A Fear of Falling Into Policy's Grey Area

Friday, June 22, 2012

Those who have medical, school and employment records to prove these requirements and clean criminal records stand a fair chance of being approved for the Obama administration's new immigration policy. But for others, whose petition might include arrests, convictions and repeat immigration violations things get more complicated.

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Undocumented Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Misses Cutoff for Obama Immigration Policy

Monday, June 18, 2012

The journalist who revealed he was an undocumented immigrant in a blockbuster article a year ago said he’s still in the country, but won’t be eligible to apply for a work permit under President Barack Obama’s immigration reform policy.

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Obama Won't Seek to Deport Young Immigrants

Friday, June 15, 2012

President Barack Obama said the nation would stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and will grant them work permits – offering hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country.

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One Year Later, Change in Immigration Policy Shows Mixed Results

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A year after the Obama administration announced a new immigration policy — prosecutorial discretion — immigration advocates said they are disappointed with the results.

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DA Says Horace Mann Has Been 'Cooperative' Amid Sex Abuse Claims

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Bronx District Attorney said one of the goals in creating a hotline is to make sure no one is being sexually assaulted at the school now, and that those who allegedly committed abuse in the past no longer work there.  “I think this school wants to be sure of that too,” he said. “They’ve been cooperative. They’ve listened to us.”


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.