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DA Vance announced the trial conviction of Jasson Melo for assaulting his former girlfriend, and forcing her to walk naked on a public street while he berated her and videotaped the incident. MELO was convicted by a New York State Supreme Court jury of the top charge he faced, Coercion in the First Degree, as well as Assault in the Third Degree, Menacing in the Second Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree. MELO is expected to be sentenced on January 3, 2018. 

DA Vance announced the formation of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s first-ever Antiquities Trafficking Unit and the return of three ancient statues to the Lebanese Republic during a repatriation ceremony attended by the Consul General of Lebanon in New York, Majdi Ramadan, and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Angel M. Melendez.

Two man are facing life in prison for shooting five people, killing one, outside a Harlem restaurant in 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced Thursday. Chavarr Gilliam and Carl Moore, both 26, were sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in state prison, prosecutors said. Both men were convicted for murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal weapons possession in October, prosecutors said.

DA VAnce announced the sentencing of Chavarr Gilliam and Carl Moore to 25-years-to-life in prison for shooting five people in Harlem on February 1, 2015, fatally wounding 28-year-old Shadale Graham. On October 25, 2017, the defendants were convicted by a New York State Supreme Court jury of every count they faced, including Murder and Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, and Assault in the First and Second Degrees.

An NYPD traffic agent pleaded guilty Tuesday in the drunken high-speed chase that killed a Brooklyn woman on her birthday. Stefan Hoyte, 26, was driving his 2013 Infiniti G37 at 111 mph and his blood-alcohol level was .12 — more than the legal limit of .08 — when he smashed into a pillar on the Williamsburg Bridge on March 16. His passenger, Amanda Miner, was celebrating her 21st birthday when she lost her life. Hoyte’s friend, fellow traffic agent Michael Camacho, survived the wreck.