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DA Vance today announced the indictment of Joseph Griffin, 26, for fatally striking 59-year-old Brenda/Kenneth Bostick with a metal object on 7th Avenue in Chelsea and then breaking the windshield of a taxi cab later that evening. Griffin is charged in a New York Supreme Court indictment with Manslaughter in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. 

DA Vance and Police Commissioner O’Neill announced the indictment of 16 individuals for trafficking and selling narcotics in East Harlem. The defendants are charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

DA Vance today announced the indictment of Jason Wright, 37, for wounding two victims in a shooting incident near Battery Park. Wright is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. 

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Vito Badamo, to 3 ½-to-7 years in state prison for crimes committed as a member of a crew of the Bonanno crime family, one of five longtime organized crime families that comprise a nationwide criminal network variously known as “La Cosa Nostra,” the “Mafia,” and the “Mob.” On March 24, 2017, Badamo pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Attempted Enterprise Corruption. 

DA Vance and Commissioner O'Neill announced the indictment of 13 members of two allied Harlem-based gangs, “Fast Money” and “Nine Block,” for engaging in a bloody feud with rival gangs in Harlem beginning in June 2015. The violence alleged in the indictments includes eight shootings with eight shooting victims, as well as slashings, gang assaults, gunpoint robberies, and various weapons-related offenses. The allegations include the murder of 41-year-old Dejon McInnis, who was fatally shot in April 2016.