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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of Lawrence E. Penn, III, 45, to 2-to-6 years in state prison for stealing and laundering approximately $9.3 million in investor funds from Camelot Acquisitions: Secondary Opportunities, L.P., (“Camelot”) a Manhattan-based private equity fund that he managed. Penn was additionally ordered to pay restitution of approximately $8.3 million, and to forfeit his company’s interest in the fund.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing and final resolution of the criminal investigation into BNP Paribas S.A. (“BNPP”) for violating U.S. sanctions and falsifying the business records of financial institutions in Manhattan. On June 30, 2014, BNPP entered a guilty plea to charges of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree and Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree for illicitly moving billions of dollars through banks in Manhattan on behalf of Sudanese, Iranian, and Cuban clients. As part of the plea, BNPP also paid a record total of $8,833,600,000 in criminal penalties.

A sicko who followed a woman into her East Village apartment and raped her got sentenced to 14 years in state prison Tuesday. "This was a predatory assault on a defenseless young woman," District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. Fermin Flores, 33, pleaded guilty in February to rape in the first degree.

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Fermin Flores to 14 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman after pushing into the victim’s East Village apartment as the victim returned home. On February 26, 2015, the defendant pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to the top charge in the indictment against him, Rape in the First Degree.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of two defendants recently convicted in separate financial fraud cases. ARUN GANGULY, 38, was sentenced to 2-to-6 years in state prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investment funds, start-up companies, and high-net-worth individuals by convincing them to hire him based on false pretenses, stolen identities, forged documents, and fictitious emails. In an unrelated case, JEAN JACQUES CHENIER, 63, was also sentenced today to 3-to-9 years in state prison for an elaborate scheme in which he fraudulently obtained more than $3 million from investors and used the money for his own personal expenses and to pay off other investors. As part of the sentencing, CHENIER signed confessions of judgment totaling approximately $3.8 million that he owes to investors.