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"Today New York City's LGBTQ community rises in Pride and marches in strength. As friends, families, and allies, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office salutes our fellow LGBTQ New Yorkers. Their diversity, vision of equality, and passion for justice inspire us each day.

 

"At a moment in history when our progress feels insecure, let us commit ourselves to justice for all, safety for all, opportunity for all, and enduring pride for all."

“I congratulate Judge Paul Feinman on his confirmation as an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. A pioneering jurist with a reputation for rigor and astute judicial reasoning, Judge Feinman brings with him a wealth of experience in criminal and civil law. For more than two decades, he has exemplified fairness and integrity in our courts. He is a fantastic choice for the Court of Appeals.”

An assistant hotel manager who kidnapped an escort, tied her up and raped her at knifepoint repeatedly at a hotel near Central Park where he worked, was sentenced to 14 years to life in prison on Tuesday. “Today is the day you’re going to die,” former Rodeway Inn employee Farhan Khan, 28, told the victim during the terrifying ordeal at the W. 71st St. lodge. The two-hour torture session, beginning around 1 a.m., took place on Dec. 30, 2015. The victim, then 35, bravely confronted Khan in court at his trial — and again at the sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Farhan Khan to 14 years-to-life in state prison for raping a prostituted woman in an Upper West Side hotel where he was employed as an assistant manager. On March 23, 2017, following a bench trial in New York State Supreme Court, Khan was convicted of four counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, as well as one count of Kidnapping in the Second Degree. 

 

DA Vance announced the indictment of Vincent Lopreto, Marco Saverino, and Paul Motta for stealing approximately $400,000 from dozens of art buyers through an international scheme involving the sale of counterfeit art. The defendants are charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Grand Larceny in the Third and Fourth Degrees and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, among other charges.