“A brilliant businessman, passionate tennis player, and beloved family man, Thomas Gilbert, Sr. meant a great deal to all who knew him. But in spite of all his love and generosity, this defendant shot his father at close range in his own apartment in an unconscionable and brutal crime.”
“This defendant’s crime was more than a violation of our laws – it was a violation of our New York values.”
“Like many fraudsters who target immigrant New Yorkers, Schoen Michael La Bombard exploited the fears around shifting immigration policy to target primarily Spanish-speaking immigrants with the promise to help them achieve ‘the American Dream’.”
“New York State criminal procedure laws, as they exist in 2019, do not help district attorneys root out corruption; they prevent us from doing so.”
For too long, inaction on marijuana legalization has harmed communities of color and drained the resources of public safety officials, including law enforcement and prosecutors. And if the latest polls are any indication, a strong majority of residents across the state — including from upstate and suburban communities — agree that it’s time for New York to move forward.