Law and Order
Crime and Punishment
Leonard Grunstein, a prominent real estate attorney known for his work on the Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village case, pleaded guilty to perjury in the third degree for testimony he gave in a legal battle for control over a portfolio of 170 nursing homes.
As part of the plea agreement, Mr. Grunstein, 61, a former Troutman Sanders attorney who later resigned from the New York State Bar, can never re-apply for re-admission, according to the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office yesterday opened up its manslaughter trial against the owner of a construction crane involved in a 2008 accident that killed two workers, and prosecutors said it was that man’s greed that lead to the fatal crane collapse, according to the Associated Press.
Prosecutors painted James Lomma, the head of New York Crane & Equipment Corp., as a man who passed on a crucial repair job on the faulty crane in favor of the bottom line.
Robert Chambers, the 41-year-old who made headlines as a York Prep kid in the 80′s when he was convicted of manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin, has been busted again.
According to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, he and 39-year-old Shawn Kovell had been the target of a three-month investigation after "citizen complaints" Read More