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DA Vance announced the indictment of Owolabi Salis, an immigration law attorney, for defrauding at least 30 victims, many of them immigrants from the Caribbean Islands, South American, Central American, and African countries. Salis is charged with multiple counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Attempted Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree.

Authorities in New York indicted six people on charges that they were part of an international crime ring that defrauded the online ticketing service StubHub of some $1.6 million. The indictments, which were announced Wednesday by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, included a Russian national who was apprehended while on vacation in Spain and two men in New York and New Jersey. Additionally, foreign authorities arrested three people in London, and another person in Toronto.

DA Vance announced the indictment of six individuals in connection with an international cybercrime ring that was able to take over StubHub, LLC, user accounts, steal personal identifying information, use victims’ credit cards to make fraudulent electronic ticket purchases, and transfer the proceeds through a global network of accomplices in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and Canada. The defendants are charged in New York State Supreme Court with varying degrees of Money Laundering, Grand Larceny, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, and Identity Theft, among other charges.  

In the modern courtroom, a judge is as likely to encounter Watson and Crick as Brandeis and Cardozo, despite the fact that the jurist's formal education in science may have ended with high school chemistry. But in an era when science is bombarding civil and criminal courts and judges are frequently asked to ponder theories posited by expert witnesses, more jurists are going back to school for crash courses in genetics and other sciences.

Three phony real estate brokers were indicted for extorting thousands of dollars from more than 20 Hispanic immigrants in a Washington Heights apartment scam, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said Wednesday. Bronx residents Juan Valoy, 35, Elizabeth Adrian Perez, 30, and Ricardo Gonzalez, 36, were brought before a judge on allegations they showcased Washington Heights apartments, accepted payments and later delayed move-in dates or ignored victims' calls, the district attorney said.