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Manhattan District Attorney

  1. the city
    Think Manhattan’s DA Goes Easy on the Rich? Look at How He Prosecutes the Poor.Cyrus Vance Jr., who styles himself a progressive reformer, is actually far more punitive toward poor and minority defendants than his counterparts.
  2. the law
    Why the Manhattan District Attorney Let Harvey Weinstein WalkThis may be less about campaign donations, and more about the fear of going up against a deep-pocketed defendant in a high-profile sex-crime case.
  3. city politic
    Scandal-Plagued Cy Vance Suddenly Has a Write-in ChallengerMarc Fliedner, a Brooklyn civil rights lawyer, has been drafted by Liberal Twitter to take on the Manhattan DA in November. He’s ready.
  4. Manhattan DA to Curtail Criminal Prosecution for Turnstile JumpersA new initiative starting in September will offer a diversion program as an alternative to criminal penalties.
  5. d.a. drama
    Bob Morgenthau Skips Vacation, But Is It to Aid Cyrus Vance Jr.?Prosecutors think Morgenthau is rushing headline-grabbing cases, which might aid Cyrus Vance Jr. in his bid for D.A.
  6. early and often
    Candidates for Manhattan D.A. Breathlessly Await Times EndorsementWho annoys the editorial board the least?
  7. early and often
    Gloria Steinem Backs Cy Vance for Manhattan District AttorneyOne of the founders of modern feminism isn’t backing Leslie Crocker Snyder, who hopes to be the island’s first female D.A.
  8. today in astor-ia
    Grand Jury Indicts Astor’s SonAnthony Marshall and his lawyer and business partner, Francis Morrissey, have been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on charges relating to suspicious handling of the will of Brooke Astor, Marshall’s late mother. Since September, jurors and prosecutors have been hearing from witnesses scrutinizing the signature on a disputed third codicil to Astor’s will, and debating the care which Marshall provided her in her final years. Marshall declined to comment to the Times or any other papers in the matter, but he is expected to turn himself over to authorities this morning. Click below to read the only in-depth interview with Marshall and his wife, Charlene, on the subject (and an explanation of Morrissey’s controversial role), in Steve Fishman’s New York story published earlier this month. Mrs. Astor’s Baby [NYM] Son of Astor is Said to Face Criminal Charges [NYT] Related: Daily Intel’s complete coverage of the Astor will controversy Update: Marshall turned himself in this morning, and it turned out the charges were fraud, forgery and grand larceny.