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Social Security Fraud Bust Nails Hundreds of Former NYPD, NYFD Officers

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Manhattan's district attorney has charged dozens of retired police officers and firefighters with filing fake disability claims.

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WNYC News

NYC Synagogue Bomb Plot Suspect Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A man charged with plotting to blow up synagogues in New York has pleaded guilty to state terrorism charges.

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WNYC News

Grand Jury to Hear Case of NYPD Shooting Near Empire State Building

Sunday, August 26, 2012

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A Manhattan grand jury will begin hearing the details of the NYPD’s shooting death of Jeffrey Johnson near the Empire State Building. While they’ll be weighing in on whether the shooting was justified, others are questioning whether the cops' actions that day were a threat to public safety.

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NYC Property Tax Filing Needs Major Reform: Grand Jury Report

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

A state grand jury has found New York City's property tax system is compromised.

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After a String of High-Profile Cases, DA Cy Vance Takes a Turn in the Searing Spotlight

Monday, July 11, 2011

The weakening case against ex-International Monetary Fund chief, acquittals for police officers charged with rape and for those indicted in the deadly Deutsche Bank fire have put Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance under intense scrutiny and criticism.

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Guilty Plea in Drunk Driving Case that Inspired New Law

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This just in from the Manhattan D.A. :

DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE ANNOUNCES GUILTY PLEA OF CARMEN HUERTAS IN FATAL DRUNK DRIVING INCIDENT

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the guilty plea of CARMEN HUERTAS, 32, in connection with the drunk-driving incident that killed 11-year-old Leandra Rosado and injured six other girls between the ages of 11 and 14. Huertas pleaded guilty to all of the charges against her, including the top charge in the indictment:
Manslaughter in the Second Degree. HUERTAS will be sentenced on October 1, 2010.

"In pleading guilty to the charges against her, Carmen Huertas is acknowledging criminal responsibility for this tragic incident," said District Attorney Vance. "It is my hope that the family of victim Leandra Rosado can derive some small measure of comfort from today's events, and from the fact that her death inspired the swift passage of Leandra's Law. That law made it a felony to drive drunk with a child in the car, and as of this Sunday will require ignition interlock devices in the cars of those convicted of driving while intoxicated. Leandra's Law is a powerful tool for prosecutors and will prevent other senseless deaths from occurring in the future."

According to documents filed in court, the investigation leading to today's guilty plea revealed that

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