Ancient gilded coffin is returned to Egypt government
NEW YORK (AP) — A gilded coffin that was featured at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt after it was determined to be a looted antiquity.
AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump’s tax returns
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.
Authorities: Hacker took unreleased music, is arrested in UK
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenage hacker was arrested in England on charges of stealing unreleased songs from international music artists and selling them for cryptocurrency, authorities in New York and...
2 Proud Boys convicted in 2018 clash with protesters
NEW YORK (AP) — Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault for their part in a melee that followed a speech at New York's Metropolitan...
NEW YORK (AP) — A British art dealer has been sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for stealing at least $10 million from clients by brokering art sales for them and keeping the money for...
Pot prosecutions plummet in parts of NYC after policy shifts
NEW YORK (AP) — Marijuana prosecutions have plunged in two of New York City's five boroughs as their district attorneys stopped pursuing most pot cases and police changed their approach to marijuana enforcement.
Probe into Manhattan DA’s handling of Weinstein case on hold
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general's office to suspend its investigation into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein.
A spokeswoman for Attorney General Barbara Underwood confirmed Wednesday that the investigation was put on temporary hold this summer on the orders of the Democratic governor.
Bad timing: End to pot prosecutions comes too late for many
NEW YORK (AP) — They might be the unluckiest pot smokers in New York.
Saying the government's war on marijuana has hit minorities too hard, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said last month that his office would stop prosecuting people for simple possession or public use of the drug as of Aug. 1. But that midsummer start date comes too late for the people still being dragged into court on the charge now.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York rape case against Harvey Weinstein (all times local):
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says the former film producer will "vigorously defend" himself after being indicted on rape and other sex crime charges, which he strongly denies.
Attorney Benjamin Brafman says he'll ask a court to dismiss the indictment.
A grand jury handed it up Wednesday, hours after Brafman said Weinstein had decided not to testify before the secret panel.
Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove
NEW YORK (AP) — At least in the court of public opinion, the prosecutor leading a rape case against Harvey Weinstein may have more to prove than the charges alone.
But if Manhattan Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is out to answer critics of his past decisions not to pursue sex cases against Weinstein and another powerful man, there was little sign of it as the movie mogul faced a judge Friday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three New York prosecutors are backing a national push to change parole and probation.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Albany County DA David Soares — all Democrats — have signed onto a statement published by Columbia University researchers that concludes a lack of funding and a focus on technical violations hurt the effectiveness of parole and probation.
NEW YORK (AP) — A construction company working on a supertall condo tower and other New York City buildings has been indicted on charges it stole $1.7 million in workers' wages and cheated the state out of $7.8 million by underreporting its payroll.
Manhattan DA says he’ll stop prosecuting pot possession
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with fresh evidence of the racial disparity in marijuana enforcement across New York City, Manhattan's district attorney said Tuesday he will largely stop prosecuting people for possessing or smoking marijuana.
Prosecutors become treasure hunters in repatriation campaign
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawmen who knocked on the door of Helen Fioratti's Park Avenue apartment this fall weren't hunting for a fugitive or a stash of drugs. They were after her coffee table.
The small table was topped with a colorful marble mosaic that was once part of an ornate ship built by the Roman emperor Caligula, and its seizure was part of an aggressive campaign by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to repatriate antiquities believed to have been illegally looted.
Manhattan prosecutor returns 3 ancient sculptures to Lebanon
NEW YORK (AP) — Three ancient sculptures are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as the Manhattan district attorney forms a new antiquities trafficking unit whose goal is to repatriate stolen pieces from around the world.
At a news conference in his office Friday, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. stood by the more than 2,000-year-old treasures that were recently owned by private collectors and valued at more than $5 million.
Man convicted of forcing woman to walk naked down NYC street
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has been convicted of coercion, assault and other charges for beating his former girlfriend, forcing her to walk naked down a public street and recording the abuse so he could show the video to friends.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said Friday that 26-year-old Jasson Melo assaulted his former girlfriend in his Harlem home on Jan. 17, 2016. Vance says Melo hit the victim repeatedly and threatened to throw her down the stairs.
Prosecutor returns donation from lawyer in closed Trump case
NEW YORK (AP) — A top prosecutor says he has returned a $32,000 campaign contribution from a lawyer who represented the Trump Organization in a fraud investigation that was ultimately dropped.
The probe stemmed from a civil lawsuit in which some condominium buyers at the Trump SoHo hotel accused Donald Trump's children Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. of lying about how many units had been sold, saying half or more were in contract when sales were actually much slower.
Shedd: U.S. must ensure cybersecurity of citizens’ data
Americans want their cyber data to be safe from prying eyes. They also want the government to be able to catch criminals. Can they have both?
It’s an especially pertinent question to ask at a time when concerns over Russian hacking are prevalent. Can we expose lawbreakers without also putting law-abiders at greater risk? After all, the same iPhone that makes life easier for ordinary Americans also makes life easier for criminals.
NYC, Paris prosecutors to join forces on some investigations
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in New York City and Paris are teaming up to investigate crimes that span both cities.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Thursday that he and Parisian counterpart Francois Molins (frahn-SWAH' moh-LEHN') will exchange some assistant prosecutors. Vance spoke at a cybercrime symposium in New York.
Plans call for starting next year with one prosecutor apiece. Each office will pay its own staffer's salary.