La Bombard “exploited the fears around shifting immigration policy to target primarily Spanish-speaking immigrants with the promise to help them achieve ‘the American Dream,’ " Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said at the time of the plea.
Upper East Side Developer Funded “Lavish Lifestyle” Through Mortgage Fraud: Manhattan District Attorney
“As alleged, Penny Bradley cashed in on her insider position and stole company funds to support her lavish lifestyle,” D.A. Vance said in a statement.
“I was blown away by the quality of the youth ambassadors’ proposals,” Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who spoke at the ceremony, said later. “I hope that they consider careers in criminal justice, because their perspectives are underrepresented in our system, and their talents are truly immense.”
(By Cy Vance) For the first time in a decade, a clear path exists for New York State lawmakers to end the Jim Crow-era injustice preventing thousands of their fellow citizens from accessing the ballot box.
"It really is no different from him to come up and to seek out to kill black men than a radical Islamist to come to a place to seek out, to kill, men and women who weren't of their faith," Vance said.
One woman described being touched inappropriately and threatened that child welfare authorities would be called to take her kids away if she complained. Another said she was so traumatized by a strip search she couldn't go back.