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February 16, 2011 | The New York Times

All but one of the reputed gang members were born in the 1990s. The lone female among them was a student at Deerfield Academy, an elite Massachusetts prep school.

They were said to have hired young girls to carry their guns because the girls were less likely to be stopped and frisked by the police. And some of them allegedly continued to run their...

February 16, 2011 | NBC

Prosecutors announced they have taken down a violent street gang that has terrorized a swath of Harlem streets and even recruited children to commit crimes like shootings, robberies and transporting guns and drugs.

February 15, 2011 | Reuters

A New York investor who has appeared on CNBC television as a derivatives expert has been charged with running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded victims out of more than $4 million, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr said on Tuesday.

Brian Kim, 35, was charged with 26 felony counts including grand larceny, scheming to defraud and falsifying business...

February 08, 2011 | The Observer

They were murdered more than a generation ago, before a fair portion of the city’s adult population was born. But the cases of Cornelia Crilley, murdered in 1971, and Ellen Hover, murdered in 1977, remain unsolved–for now, that is.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance recently announced the indictment of a serial killer and sex...

February 03, 2011 | NBC

A crafty crime ring honed a very 21st-century scheme, authorities say: gleaning stolen credit-card numbers online from data thieves, deploying the numbers for a million-dollar, cross-country Apple store shopping spree and using social media to boast about it all.

February 02, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

This just in: state and federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced two new developments on the cybercrime front on Wednesday.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. (pictured, left) said 27 Brooklyn residents have been charged in a scheme to use stolen credit card information to purchase Apple products, including iPods and iPads, from...

December 02, 2010 | Town & Village

He’s guided by two principles.
Eleven months into office, Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. has launched several new initiatives to handle the largest volume of cases in the nation based on fairness and safety. "I’m guided principally by two questions: Does it make us safer and is it fair?" Vance, Jr. said. "If I find myself answering both those questions in the affirmative, I have a level of comfort going forward." Appearing at a Park...

April 14, 2010 | Daily News

In criminal justice, as in life, problems that get the least attention are sometimes the most serious. It has long been known that many petty criminals make a career of committing misdemeanors, or lower-level criminal offenses. These offenders may not get in the headlines, but they make life much worse for law-abiding New Yorkers.

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