Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., on Enactment of Child Sex Trafficking Act
“Finally, New York State’s penal laws now reflect the reality that a child sold for sex is a victim of sex trafficking, plain and simple."
On May 23, Diaz busted who he thought was a drug dealer — but was really an undercover cop investigating him — and stole $1,000 from $18,000 in cash he should have vouchered.
“Thanks to my Office’s Public Corruption Unit and our partners in the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, Officer Diaz has now admitted to acts of official corruption for which he will serve significant prison time."
The Manhattan district attorney’s office charged Angel Barbosa, the MTA’s former chief procurement officer, with grand larceny.
He got hung up on stolen cell phones. A former MTA exec was busted Thursday for stealing $60,000 in iPhones from the agency.
“New Yorkers entrust government procurement officers with enormous discretionary spending power, and demand in return that these officials spend taxpayer dollars honestly and fairly."