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July 22, 2019

Statement by D.A. Vance on the Passing of Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Click For More

"His impact will live on for generations not only at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office but throughout the American legal system. He will be deeply missed by all of us who had the honor and privilege of knowing him."

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July 19, 2019

D.A. Vance and Police Commissioner O’Neill Announce Takedown of Washington Heights Firearm Ring Click For More

“Since I formed our Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit in 2010, our proactive gun trafficking investigations have yielded 36 indictments against 94 traffickers, removing more than 1,800 illegal guns from our streets."

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July 12, 2019

Statement by Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, Jr. on “ICE Raids” Click For More

“New York City is living proof that sanctuary policies make us safer. We are the safest big city in America because of – not in spite of – our thriving immigrant communities."

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July 11, 2019

D.A. Vance And 63 Law Enforcement Leaders File Amicus Brief Supporting Nation’s First Overdose Prevention Center Click For More

“Distorting federal drug laws to prohibit an Overdose Prevention Site or to prosecute its sponsors would undermine community trust in the justice system and faith in the fair and sensible application of our drug laws.”

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July 11, 2019

D.A. Vance Announces Indictment in Upper East Side Multimillion Dollar Mortgage Fraud Click For More

“As alleged, Penny Bradley cashed in on her insider position and stole company funds to support her lavish lifestyle.”

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June 28, 2019

D.A. Vance Announces Trial Conviction of Thomas Gilbert, Jr. For Fatally Shooting His Father in 2015 Click For More

“A brilliant businessman, passionate tennis player, and beloved family man, Thomas Gilbert, Sr. meant a great deal to all who knew him. But in spite of all his love and generosity, this defendant shot his father at close range in his own apartment in an unconscionable and brutal crime."


Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office24 hours ago
“During his legendary 35-year career as Manhattan District Attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau’s unimpeachable integrity, unflinching courage, unyielding independence, and fierce devotion to equal justice under the law set the gold standard for distinguished public service across the nation. His incredible tenure as District Attorney, stretching from 1975 to 2009, sparked a paradigm shift among his prosecutorial peers that emphasized proactive strategies, diverse hires, and increased community engagement. His crime-fighting strategies also played an important role in facilitating New York City’s remarkable decline in homicides and violent crime – and its current status as America’s safest big city.

“Morgenthau’s extraordinary record of achievements, longevity, and commitment to prosecuting without fear or favor made him the most respected prosecutor of his generation and a hallowed figure among the 2,000 prosecutors he hired. ‘The Boss,’ as he known by staff, was also revered for the genuine interest he took in people’s lives. His guidance launched the careers of a remarkable number of highly influential public servants, including governors, attorney generals, judges, district attorneys, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. As such, his impact will live on for generations not only at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office but throughout the American legal system. He will be deeply missed by all of us who had the honor and privilege of knowing him.”