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June 12, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal

ING Bank has agreed to pay a record penalty of $619 million for illegally moving billions of dollars through the U.S. banking system on behalf of Cuban and Iranian clients and threatening to fire employees if they failed to conceal the origin of the money.

June 12, 2012 | Bloomberg Businessweek

ING Groep NV (INGA) agreed to pay $619 million to settle U.S. charges it falsified financial records to bypass sanctions on countries including Cuba and Iran, the largest such penalty against a bank.

June 09, 2012 | New York Amsterdam News

By Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan District Attorney

This Monday, my office won a jury conviction for the murder of 17-year-old Cheyenne Baez, an innocent teenager who was shot to death as she was talking to her friends at the A.K. Houses in East Harlem.

May 15, 2012 | NY Post

Tyshene Mungo didn't celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday like everybody else. She had to wait another day until she got to court....

 

May 14, 2012 | NY 1

On Monday, Daniel Everret was sentenced in State Supreme Court in Manhattan to 32 years in prison for the murder of 13-year-old Scotty Scott...

May 10, 2012 | AP News

Colorado's first prosecutor-led DNA exoneration of a man wrongfully convicted of murder came after a review of nearly 5,000 cases in a review effort that is spreading nationwide.

May 04, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal

A disbarred New York lawyer has pleaded guilty in the theft of nearly $140,000 from clients, Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday ... “This lawyer’s dishonesty is wholly at odds with what we expect of members of the bar,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said. “Today’s conviction holds the defendant...
May 02, 2012 | The Huffington Post

Fourteen men appeared in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday, charged with patronizing a prostitute, after a crackdown on a brutal sex trafficking ring run by a father and son team from Pennsylvania. 

May 02, 2012 | The New York Times

It was not exactly a run-of-the-mill prostitution case: the men accused as ringleaders were a father and his son, a pimp team coercing women to push their trade like traveling sex saleswomen, handing out business cards at hotels and strip clubs. The women were branded, tattooed with the pimps’ monikers, Mr. Vee for the father and King Koby for the...

April 24, 2012 | The Huffington Post

Here's some news to cheer about, from the grim world of sex trafficking...