As prosecutors who count on parole to serve its intended purpose of rehabilitation and public safety, we believe parole in New York State is in need of reform.
In case after case, a Manhattan grand jury uncovered heartbreaking frauds in which small properties representing the whole of a family’s accumulated wealth and heritage over fifty years was brazenly snatched by criminal fraudsters.
“These defendants created a royal headache for hundreds of applicants and job seekers.”
“An alarming number of Manhattan families will spend this holiday season uprooted and dispossessed of modest homes and properties passed down generations – particularly single-family brownstones in culturally diverse and rapidly gentrifying sections of Harlem and Washington Heights.”
Tuesday’s case is among the Manhattan district attorney’s office’s largest crackdowns on the interior-construction industry, a business that has historically been plagued by corruption.