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DA Vance today announced the launch of “Too New York to Hate,” an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging victims and witnesses of potential hate crimes to report such incidents to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Hate Crimes Unit. District Attorney Vance will introduce the new campaign tonight at a community forum on hate crimes hosted with New York City Council Members Mark Levine, Helen Rosenthal, and Bill Perkins at West Side High School on West 102nd Street.

A pair of brothers used Chinatown buses and Uber cars to smuggle guns from South Carolina to areas around the Big Apple, officials said on Wednesday. Shavar Stuckey, 31, and Levon Jackson, 30, who are half-brothers, are both facing a 203-count indictment that includes charges of fourth-degree conspiracy and first, second and third-degree criminal weapons sales, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Devon Heatley, 32, and South Carolina residents Troy Allen, 32, Shakial Shephard, 22, and Liq’uel Robinson, 19, are also facing multiple charges for allegedly supplying the firearms for Stuckey and Jackson to sell, said the DA’s office.

An Italian sweet shop owner who stole millions of dollars from her elderly former employer to finance her business was sentenced to three to nine years in prison Wednesday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. Selvaggia Pizzetti, 44, who ran a now-shuttered gelato and pastry cafe called Crave.It on Sixth Avenue near West 15th Street, stole more than $2.8 million from a 95-year-old man for whom she worked as an assistant between January 2010 and March 2016, prosecutors said.

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Aida Matias to 1-to-3 years in state prison for stealing personal information from customers of a popular chain of eateries and making fraudulent purchases using forged credit cards. On February 28, 2017, the defendant pleaded guilty to Identity Theft in the First Degree, Forgery in the Second Degree, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, among other charges.

DA Vance and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced the indictment of Shavar Stuckey and Levon Jackson for selling 105 firearms and corresponding ammunition to an undercover NYPD detective posing as a firearms dealer. The indictment also charges Devon Heatley and three South Carolina residents – Troy Allen, Shakial Shephard, and Liq'uel Robinson – for knowingly supplying the firearms for illegal sales in New York City. The defendants are all charged in a 203-count New York State Supreme Court indictment with Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, as well as various counts of Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the First, Second, and Third Degrees.  The indictment follows a long-term investigation conducted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit and detectives from the NYPD’s Firearms Investigation Unit.