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October 18, 2017 | New York Post

A Manhattan money manager convicted of stealing more than $2.4 million from investors to fund an extravagant lifestyle — including a penthouse apartment and a porn habit — was sentenced to up to 18 years in prison. Prosecutors ​Tuesday ​described Steven Canady as a huckster whose company, Alliance Warburg Capital,...

October 13, 2017 | New York Daily News

A Washington Heights computer repairman has been indicted for having a trove of child pornography — including bestiality — on his phone and laptop, prosecutors said Thursday. Luis Bonilla, 54, allegedly had graphic sexually explicit videos of children between ages three and 12-years-old and tried to hide his identity by using a cloned modem...

October 11, 2017 | The New York Times

A Colorado couple has dropped a federal lawsuit that sought to stop the Manhattan district attorney’s office from returning to the Republic of Lebanon an ancient marble bull’s head that prosecutors said had been looted during that country’s civil war. The 2,300-year-old sculpture had been on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art until...

October 10, 2017 | Patch

The man who raped a woman who was jogging in the East River Park was sentenced to 40 years in state prison on Tuesday, prosecutors said. Paul Niles, 30, will serve 40 years in state prison after he was found guilty of the 2015 rape, strangulation and robbery, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said in a statement.

October 10, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal

A former accountant was sentenced Tuesday to up to 15 years in prison for stealing more than a million dollars from the estates of two women who fled Nazi Germany before World War II. Richard Doren, 51 years old, was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court according to the conditions of deal arranged in June and September, when he pleaded guilty to grand...

October 03, 2017 | New York Times

Thirty people were hauled into state court on Tuesday in handcuffs and charged with using fake parking placards made to look like city-issued documents to park in special zones and to avoid paying tickets. Prosecutors said about half the people charged in the scam had been parking in special zones with laminated placards for city agencies, including the Administration for...