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April 22, 2021

Manhattan D.A.’s Office Returns 13 Antiquities to Thailand Click For More

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. today announced the return of 13 antiquities valued at approximately $500,000 to the people of Thailand during a repatriation ceremony attended by Thai Ambassador to the United States, Manasvi Srisodapol and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) Deputy Special Agent-in-Charge Erik Rosenblatt.

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April 21, 2021

D.A. Vance Ends Prosecution of Prostitution and Unlicensed Massage, A First in New York State Click For More

“Over the last decade we’ve learned from those with lived experience, and from our own experience on the ground: criminally prosecuting prostitution does not make us safer, and too often, achieves the opposite result by further marginalizing vulnerable New Yorkers,” said District Attorney Vance.

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April 20, 2021

Statement by Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance, Jr. On Conviction of Derek Chauvin, Systemic Racism, and Peaceful Protest Click For More

"For millions of Americans, this trial awakened fresh feelings of heartbreak, horror, and outrage that they experienced upon first watching video of Mr. Floyd’s senseless and brutal murder."

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April 19, 2021

Manhattan D.A.’s Office Returns 33 Antiquities to Afghanistan Click For More

“Crimes of culture involving looted and stolen religious relics, such as the nearly two dozen Buddhist statues being repatriated today to the people of Afghanistan, not only tear at the societal fabric of nations but also deprive millions of believers worldwide of the earliest sacred symbols of their faith,” said District Attorney Vance.

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April 16, 2021

D.A. Vance: Investment Manager Charged for Multimillion-Dollar “PPP” Loan Scam Click For More

“As alleged, Mr. Blotnick repeatedly took advantage of a system intended to provide lifelines to small businesses and their employees during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said District Attorney Vance. “At a time when nearly 3,000 businesses were forced to close their doors across New York City, Mr. Blotnick diverted millions in vital PPP funds for his own personal gain."

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April 12, 2021

Statement from Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, Jr. On The Passing of Eugene Webb Click For More

New York City and the village of Harlem lost a community pillar this past week with the passing of real estate pioneer Eugene Webb.