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October 18, 2011 | New York Post

Two dangerous pedophiles were condemned to long prison terms in separate Manhattan cases today -- one a predator who pretended to be a cop in an attack near South Street Seaport, the other a fiend who spent four years assaulting his girlfriend's young daughter in Inwood.

September 09, 2011 | NY Post

No more bling, mansions and private jet jaunts for one guilt-dodging, $110 million stocks swindler.

James Margulies, 47, was sentenced to at least 7 years, and as much as 21 years, in prison by an angry judge this morning for the massive looting of his Manhattan-based automotive chemicals manufacturing company, Industrial Enterprises of America....

September 09, 2011 | Bloomberg

Former Industrial Enterprises of America Inc. (IEAM) Chief Executive Officer James W. Margulies was sentenced to seven to 21 years in prison for his role in a $110 million securities fraud at the automotive fluids company.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro handed down the sentence in Manhattan today. Margulies, of Cleveland, was convicted...

August 18, 2011 | Amsterdam News

Last week several elected officials, including Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., City Council Speaker Christine M. Quinn and Council Members Robert Jackson and Inez Dickens, announced a new pilot program to give summer internships to youth in Central Harlem. The elected officials have partnered with Khary Lazarre-White, executive director of...

August 10, 2011 | NY1

A summer internship program is giving young adults in Harlem insight into some of the city's leading businesses.

The organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol held a news conference on the steps of City Hall Wednesday to kick off the program, which escorts students on field trips and holds workshops.

With the help of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance...

August 05, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday they are trying to root out a pattern of corruption in New York's concrete-testing industry as they accused a testing company—the third in three years—of fabricating results on major construction projects.
According to an indictment, employees of American Standard Testing & Consulting...

August 04, 2011 | New York Times

In 2008, a company hired to test the strength of the concrete used at major public works projects in New York, including the Second Avenue subway and the new Yankee Stadium, falsified results, prosecutors concluded, and construction executives scrambled to find a replacement.
On Thursday, the company they selected, its owner and five employees were...

August 03, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

A Virginia inmate has pleaded guilty  to a 1993 sexual assault on Manhattan’s Lower East Side after his DNA was matched last year to a sample taken more than 17 years ago, Manhattan prosecutors said.

Alberto Barriera, who is serving a seven-year sentence in Virginia on state narcotics charges, admitted to rape in the first degree...

August 03, 2011 | Associated Press

A Virginia prisoner admitted on Wednesday that he had raped a 16-year-old girl in New York almost two decades ago. The admission closed a cold case that came to the fore when a DNA sample was matched to him last year.

The prisoner, Alberto Barriera, pleaded guilty to rape as jury selection was about to start for his trial and he acknowledged...

July 20, 2011 | NY Post


Maybe it's the bad economy. Maybe it's people's desire to look past Wall Street and invest with someone they believe they can trust.

But whatever the reason, swindles of friends by friends are on the rise -- so much so, that prosecutors have coined a separate name for it.

"We call these "Affinity...