"There is no reason why a conviction for a low-level offense like smoking marijuana should follow someone for life. Two weeks ago, I joined with New York’s leading public defenders to announce that, thanks to a novel class action strategy we developed, a judge has ordered the sealing of convictions for 350 people at once."
"Two members of the Proud Boys, a self-identified Western-chauvinist group, were convicted of assault for fighting with members of a leftist group on the streets after an event in New York. A jury found Maxwell Hare, 27, of Harrisburg, Pa., and John Kinsman, 39, of Morristown, N.J., guilty of attempted gang assault, three charges of attempted assault and rioting."
"The two defendants, Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman, were convicted on charges of attempted gang assault, attempted assault and riot for their part in a melee after an appearance by the founder of the Proud Boys at the Metropolitan Republican Club on East 83rd Street."
"The prosecution resulted from an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Construction Fraud Task Force, triggered by a complaint from Ironworkers Local 361, and was part of a multi-agency drive to step up criminal enforcement of wage laws."
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."