Queens steel company must return $6 million in stolen wages to welders, iron workers as part of criminal plea deal
"AGL Industries and its principal, Dominick LoFaso, agreed to plea guilty to felony grand larceny, and the company will pay back the wages over five years, starting with a $1.5 million payment on Aug. 13. The Manhattan D.A.'s office is recommending a conditional discharge, with no jail time, for LoFaso."
"Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and attorneys from nonprofit and pro-bono legal-services groups, including the Legal Aid Society, collaborated for nearly a year on the petition to seal the criminal records of some marijuana offenses, such as smoking in public or possessing less than 25 grams of the drug."
"Our state already has a major trafficker statute for large-scale drug importers. Now it’s time to take gun violence just as seriously."
"Two days after Louisiana officials declared a state of emergency following a massive cyber attack, authorities from New York conducted a "digital fire drill" to see how critical infrastructure would hold up during a security breach."
"Carolina Holderness reminds us, it’s not about someone who’s held captive in someone’s basement. We see trafficking victims every day, but we just don’t know it. They may be clearing the table at the restaurant where you’re dining, or doing your nails at a nearby spa."
"These people, there is no excuse, there is no way we can tolerate people selling guns into our communities," Vance said. "And the folks who are buying these guns and bringing them into our communities are just what you think. They are merchants of death. The only purpose to have these guns is to use them and too often to shoot people. So, as far as I'm concerned, enough is enough."