“For many years, this fake antiquities mill based in midtown Manhattan promised customers rare treasures from the ancient world and instead sold them pieces manufactured on-site in cookie-cutter fashion,” the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., said in a statement after Mr. Sadigh was arrested earlier this month.
The three alleged members of the East Harlem Chico gang were charged as part of a 65-count indictment against 13 people, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. They’re based in and around NYCHA’s Wagner Houses.
“This indictment is one part of our work to break the cycle of violence gripping East Harlem, as teens are recruited to take the place of older gang members and continue their bloody rivalries,” Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.
The Manhattan DA's Office's investigation began in May 2020, when the Office's Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau was examining complaints made to the NYPD during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.
“The individuals who are charged with acts of shooting in the Bronx and possession of weapons in Manhattan were the locus of a fairly sophisticated cyber scam and long running identity theft,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.
US Attorney Strauss and DA Vance, With SEC, Announce Cases Against Former Leaders of Network Infrastructure Company
“Our relentless focus on integrity in construction and development continues with this indictment of top executives of a publicly-traded company who flaunted New York’s construction lien laws,” Vance said in a statement.