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December 10, 2019

D.A. Vance Testifies Before U.S. Senate on Smartphone Encryption and Public Safety Click For More

"Allowing private companies in Silicon Valley to continue to assert themselves as the unregulated gatekeepers of critical evidence is dangerous, and warrants legislative intervention.”

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December 6, 2019

D.A. Vance, NYPD, ASPCA Announce Indictment in Dogfighting Ring Click For More

“Animal cruelty has no place in 21st-century New York, and will be met with the full force of our laws,” said District Attorney Vance.

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December 5, 2019

D.A. Vance Announces Restorative Justice Resolution in Homicide of Dr. Young Kun Kim Click For More

“Today’s sentencing proves that even in homicide cases, restorative justice is a meaningful way to empower survivors while offering both parties an opportunity to engage, understand, heal, and move forward."

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November 21, 2019

Former Partner of Locke Lord LLP Convicted in Manhattan Federal Court of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering and Bank Fraud in Connection With Scheme to Launder $400 Million of OneCoin Fraud Proceeds Click For More

"This significant guilty verdict puts high-tech fraudsters on notice: federal and state prosecutors in Manhattan have the resources, expertise, and resolve to hold you accountable and secure justice for your victims."

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November 15, 2019

D.A. Vance: All Defendants Convicted of Manslaughter For East Village Building Explosion Click For More

“As construction and development continues to boom, today’s guilty verdict puts property owners, contractors, and managers on notice: my Office will pursue criminal charges against those who place expediency and financial gain over life and limb."

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November 12, 2019

D.A. Vance Urges Passage of “Vehicular Violence Accountability Act” in Streetsblog Op-Ed Click For More

The Vehicular Violence Accountability Act would fix fundamentally broken laws so that more drivers who injure or kill can be held accountable.

Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office4 days ago
“The death of Zymere Perkins was an unthinkable tragedy that sent shockwaves through the city and inspired a reckoning with how our social services system works to protect New York’s most vulnerable,” said District Attorney Vance. “As proven at trial, Zymere was an innocent and helpless six-year-old boy who suffered unconscionable, ongoing violence at the hands of Rysheim Smith. Now, a Manhattan jury has rightly held the defendant accountable for this horrific murder, and I’d like to thank the members of that jury for their careful attention during this heartbreaking case. I would also like to thank my Office’s prosecutors, whose oath compelled them to fight for Zymere Perkins as if he were their own child, and who worked tirelessly to obtain a measure of justice for him in this devastating case.”