IPO Oh No
Occupy Wall Street
Apparently, a year later, we’re still not done with the fallout from the Facebook IPO. The Manhattan District Attorney has just indicted Ronen Zakai, a former stockbroker, for an alleged scheme to defraud his pals with promises of Facebook shares.
He’s accused of soliciting $705,000 for something called the “Social Innovation Fund,” promising to use the money to buy Facebook stock and then… not. Instead, the D.A. says, he allegedly used the money “on various expenses – including country club membership fees, car payments, traveling, and shopping trips – and through large cash withdrawals.”
While even more members of Occupy Wall Street were arrested earlier this afternoon, 50 of those already charged in relation to the protests showed up to a New York’s 2nd Circuit District court today to turn down Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance‘s plea bargain. The D.A. had entered an offer for the offenders where the charges would be dropped on the condition that the individuals would not get arrested again for the next six months.
Domestic violence continues to plague far too many homes even as crime rates outside the home continue to decline. Worse, many of the perpetrators are repeat offenders who escape the harsh punishment they deserve.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance wants elected officials to give him and his colleagues the tools they need to crack down Read More
They were murdered more than a generation ago, before a fair portion of the city’s adult population was born. But the cases of Cornelia Crilley, murdered in 1971, and Ellen Hover, murdered in 1977, remain unsolved–for now, that is.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance recently announced the indictment of a serial killer and sex offender, Read More
The candidates for Manhattan district attorney raised thousands of last-minute dollars, including a $50,000 infusion Monday by Richard Aborn into his own campaign.
Filings with the state Board of Elections show big-ticket contributions made over the last few days, including over $32,000 sent to Cyrus Vance on Friday by William Wachtel. Leslie Crocker Read More
Council candidate Jimmy van Bramer, who is running for the seat being vacated by Eric Gioia, told me that he was endorsed by the Working Families Party last night.
Van Bramer, who was at City Hall for a rally to protest proposed cuts to public libraries, did not get the endorsement of the Queens County Read More
It’s eleven months before the 2009 elections and Manhattan district attorney candidate Leslie Crocker Snyder is rolling out her endorsements.
At a press conference this afternoon on the City Hall steps, Crocker was joined by unions representing law enforcement groups that are endorsing her candidacy. The groups are:
NYC Detectives’ Endowment Association
NYPD Read More
Manhattan District Attorney candidate Cyrus Vance is having a fund-raiser at Caroline’s comedy club tonight. (How many jokes about A-Rod and divorce lawyers can you fit into one night?)
Vance has already hired Bill Lynch Associates and Cindy Darrison for his campaign, but maintains that he’ll only run if Morgenthau Read More
Here’s the invitation to Monday’s fund-raiser for possible Manhattan District Attorney candidate Cyrus Vance, Jr.
The event, which was reported by Crain’s Insider, is being organized by Linda Fairstein, a former aide to the current Manhattan D.A., Robert Morgenthau.
Vance has said he is not trying to unseat Morgenthau, and will only Read More