For years, law enforcement officials have warned that this situation presents an attractive loophole for criminals looking to launder the proceeds of their crimes. In 2018, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., called for a national register of beneficial owners, similar to the one created under the regulations Congress just approved.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has restituted a 2,600-year-old stele to Egypt, after the antiquity was seized by US authorities last year when it arrived at JFK from Paris, on its way to the TEFAF fair in New York.
“Project Reset is an essential component of a modern prosecutor’s office,” Vance told Hyperallergic in an email. “At a time when New Yorkers are demanding alternatives to incarceration and a more equitable justice system, it would be a shame for City lawmakers to let this program end.”
“Prosecutors are looking at their job differently by having a broader vision of what they can do with their offices,” said Mr. Vance. A successful crime-fighting strategy requires more than just arresting people, but investing in prevention and support, he said. “Preventing [a crime] is a far better criminal justice outcome than prosecuting a crime.”
A radical Islamic cleric has been extradited to New York City on charges he recruited followers and fighters for the Islamic State through fiery online lectures and militant propaganda, prosecutors said Friday.
A Muslim cleric whose fiery videotaped speeches allegedly helped inspire and recruit countless Islamic State followers pleaded not guilty to terrorism support charges in a Manhattan court Friday after his extradition from Jamaica.