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Jan 31 2018

The New York County District Attorney s Office

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today announced the launch of a new campaign to raise public awareness of opportunity theft in New York City. The two-week, street-level campaign, which runs from May 30th to June 13th, is designed to prevent opportunity theft by informing New Yorkers and visitors about common hot spots, frequently targeted items, and tips to avoid becoming victims.

DA Vance today announced the trial conviction of Francisco Alsina, 25, for a fatal shooting inside of a subway station on the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 35th Street. A New York Supreme Court jury found the defendant guilty of the following counts against him: Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. He is expected to be sentenced on June 15, 2017.

Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City. Dating back as far as the eighth century B.C. the artifacts were looted by Italian tomb raiders in the 1990s, then were smuggled out of the country and eventually turned up at two New York art galleries, the Manhattan district attorney s office said Thursday while returning the artifacts to Italian officials.

DA Vance today hosted a roundtable discussion with Chinese-American business leaders and advocates to reaffirm his commitment to protecting all New Yorkers. Representatives from the following organizations attended today s roundtable: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association; Womankind; Asian Americans for Equality; Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York; Chinatown Partnership; and Chinese American Planning Council. At the meeting, District Attorney Vance discussed the work of the Office s Hate Crimes, Immigrant Affairs, and Elder Abuse Units, and reminded participants that the Office is a safe place to report crime regardless of immigration status.

DA Vance announced the return of a collection of ancient artifacts to the Italian Republic during a repatriation ceremony attended by the Consul General of Italy in New York, Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Genuardi, and ICE Homeland Security Investigations ( HSI ) Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Brett Dreyer.

The New York County District Attorney s Office

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