Criminal charges against a man with a suspended driver’s license accused of killing a 3-year-old boy with his pickup truck and injuring the child’s mother were upgraded to manslaughter on Wednesday.
"Not only was the defendant driving recklessly with no regard for pedestrians, but he did so knowing his driver’s license had been suspended. This type of abhorrent conduct is why my office is pushing for legislation that enhances criminal accountability for vehicular violence and keeps reckless drivers off the road," Vance said in a statement.
Joseph Chase Oaks Of Alabama Accused Of Targeting Hundreds Of People In New York, Across Country In Cell Phone Number Scam
Prosecutors say a man targeted hundreds of people across the country in a sophisticated scam, using cell phone numbers to access everything from bank accounts to medical records.
A month after a federal law required more transparency on real estate transactions, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance wants it expanded.
Interview with Nitin Savur, Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office
"For me, one of the highlights was organizing a project in 2017 where we vacated and dismissed 644,494 warrants in summons cases across New York City for those who had stayed out of trouble for the past ten years. In Manhattan, we vacated and dismissed 240,000 warrants alone. And last summer, I proudly dismissed in the interest of justice over 1,000 non-violent misdemeanor cases for people who did not have access to the courts due to the pandemic, through no fault of their own."
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.