“As alleged, these defendants turned their apartment into a small-scale gun factory, where they manufactured eight untraceable, deadly weapons with parts they ordered online, and tested their homemade firearms on the rooftop,” said District Attorney Vance.
D.A. Vance, N.Y.P.D. Commissioner Shea Announce Indictment of 13 Members of East Harlem “Chico Gang”
“This indictment is one part of our work to break the cycle of violence gripping East Harlem, as teens are recruited to take the place of older gang members and continue their bloody rivalries,” said District Attorney Vance.
“As alleged in the complaint, Mr. Kurson launched a campaign of cybercrime, manipulation, and abuse from his perch at the New York Observer, and now the people of New York will hold him accountable. We encourage all survivors and witnesses of this type of cybercrime and intimate partner abuse to report these crimes to our Office.”
Bronx DA Darcel Clark, Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea Announce Charges Against Gang Members for 2 Innocent Bystander Shootings, Stealing from 10 Rideshare Drivers, $300k Theft of Pandemic Relief Funds and Possessing 12 Guns
District Attorney Vance said, “We’ve made it our mission to modernize and reposition the Manhattan D.A.’s Office to confront contemporary threats to New Yorkers, and this case shows how the investments we’ve made to become a global leader in cyber are having a real-world impact on the safety of our communities."
“When NYPD officers head into the field each day to face unknown and potentially life-threatening situations, they do one of the most difficult jobs in the world,” said District Attorney Vance. “But having sworn an oath to protect and serve their communities, those difficult jobs need to be carried out with the utmost integrity and professionalism, especially by officers in leadership."
“I am honored to return these three wonderful pieces back to their rightful owners – the people of Indonesia. I want to thank my Office’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit and our partners at Homeland Security Investigations for their ceaseless efforts that have resulted in nearly 400 treasures being returned to 11 countries over the past year. I look forward to further repatriations in the near future.”