“This significant guilty verdict puts high-tech fraudsters on notice: federal and state prosecutors in Manhattan have the resources, expertise, and resolve to hold you accountable and secure justice for your victims.”
Good afternoon, Chairs Lancman and Rosenthal, and members of both committees. My name is Audrey Moore and I am an Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Special Victims Bureau at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. I am joined by my colleague Maggie Wolk who is the Chief of Strategic Planning and Policy. On behalf of District Attorney Vance, we thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today.
After more than two months of testimony, a jury in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday found Ms. Hrynenko, a general contractor and an unlicensed plumber guilty of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and related offenses when they installed an illegal gas line, causing the explosion. They each face up to 15 years in prison on the top charge.
A Manhattan jury convicted a neighborhood building owner and a pair of crooked construction colleagues of manslaughter and other charges Friday in the fiery March 2015 gas explosion that killed two men inside a neighborhood sushi joint.
A building owner, plumber and contractor were convicted of manslaughter Friday for causing a 2015 explosion in Manhattan’s East Village that killed two men and injured more than a dozen people.