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Robert Morgenthau

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Robert Morgenthau is Back, and He's Mike Bloomberg's Problem

    ​ Two New Yorkers who don't necessarily view Mike Bloomberg as the greatest mayor of our time have now teamed up, and the result could be one big bad third term headache for the city's richest man. One of the Bloomy dissidents is Brooklyn federal judge Nicholas Garaufis, a normally mild ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Eric Schneiderman Blasts His AG Candidate Counterpart, Kathleen Rice, Over a Tiny Uptick in Crime?

    Eric Schneiderman​The ongoing war of words between State Senator Eric Schneiderman and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, two of the top candidates for New York Attorney General, is at least novel. Does anyone really think a DA should be blamed, as Schneiderman has Rice, if crime g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Robert Morgenthau, Former DA, Joins Wachtell, Lipton Law Firm

    Congratulations to Robert Morgenthau, who has joined the prestigious law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz at the age of 90. Wachtell Lipton was one of the sponsors of the Annual Vera Institute of Justice Benefit at which Morgenthau was the guest of honor this year. The firm specializes in cor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Eek, it 's Michael Musto, in a series of glamorous guises (we're not showing his Susan Boyle because we want you to prepare yourself first) and Running Down the Decade like it's never been run down before. (He also gets in not one, but three Top Tens. What a trouper!) Francis Davis presi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Morgy's Parting $268M Gift Gets Another Shrug From City Hall

    Exiting with class, something Bloomberg was unable to do.​Outgoing Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau gave New Yorkers a $268 million present yesterday -- their share of a huge, $536 million deal reached with a very rich Swiss bank that admitted having illegally routed Iranian funds through the U. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Sailors used to roll around the city like Gene Kelly, but security concerns and technology have changed things, and now they mostly stay on the ships or, if they're lucky, at rare havens like the Seafarers & International House. The men whose boats brought you almost everything you have are m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    New Bloomberg Threat and This Time It's To Cuomo

    There's something familiar about this third-term Mike Bloomberg...​On a panel last night discussing the city's new political landscape, Times columnist Clyde Haberman suggested to the crowd at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs that the signs so far from Mike Bloomberg are a little om ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Breaking: H&H Bagels Owner Indicted for Stealing Withholding Taxes and Unemployment Insurance Tax Evasion

    Ty Hewitt/New York Magazine​Earlier this afternoon, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced the arrest and indictment of Helmer Toro, the owner of H&H Bagels, for stealing withholding taxes and evading unemployment insurance tax in connection with his wholesale and retail busin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    D.A.: H&H Bagel King Collected Taxes from Workers, Didn't Give to Govt.

    Poor Helmer Toro, owner of the legendary H&H Bagels, can't seem to stay out of trouble. In summer 2008 we noted some of his legal and financial woes, including a $2.335 million property lien brought against him by the IRS. Toro had previously been accused of shunting some of his tax liability to a q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Police Raid (Printing Plant of) The New York Times!

    ​Police raid New York Times! Our tired old eyes leapt at this poorly-scanned headline, but alas, it's just more union shenanigans, apparently: the Manhattan D.A. sent investigators into the paper's Queens printing plant as part of its look-see into the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Morgenthau Night at the Javits Center

    ​Being Veterans Day eve, it was fitting that past and present employees of the Manhattan District Attorney's office gathered last night to honor their outgoing boss, Robert Morgenthau, who has headed the office since 1975. Morgenthau is a veteran of the Second World War where he served as a L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Barrett: Builder Blamed In Firefighter Deaths Is Building Bill Thompson's Wife's Museum

    ​Bovis Lend Lease, the contractor whose admitted failings contributed to the deaths of two firefighters at the Deutsche Bank fire in 2007, is building the $180 million museum and condo project on Fifth Avenue spearheaded by Elsie McCabe, the wife of mayoral candidate and Comptroller Bill Thomp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2009

    DA: father of DUI mom's toddler knew she was driving drunk

    ​DA Robert Morgenthau announced charges Friday in the DUI accident that killed 11 year old Leandra Rosado. Morgenthau said that Eduardo Henriquez, the father of Carmen Huertas' 14 month old, confronted her about being too drunk to drive while she was loading eight children into her car after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Mob Schemed City Buildings Department

    ​Here's a new money-making angle from the city's now- vanished building boom: The city's Department of Buildings somehow managed to hire a pair of alleged Mafia associates as building inspectors, who promptly began soliciting bribes from contractors all over town to ignore violations and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Primary Culler: Snyder and Vance Spar in Manhattan D.A. Race; Might Aborn Be the Odd Man In?

    ​The Manhattan D.A. primary race is a big deal; for the first time since 1975, Robert Morgenthau is not in it, and the three contenders are sprinting hard for the finish line: Richard Aborn brought back former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and a chainsaw attack victim for his "closing argum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Barrett: Leslie Crocker Snyder's Unsavory Campaign Donors

    ​Judging people by the company they keep may not always be fair game, but it is fitting, on the eve of next week's primary, to take the measure of Leslie Crocker Snyder by examining the dubious donors bankrolling her campaign for Manhattan District Attorney. News stories about bad-boy contrib ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Mayor Bloomberg spoke for Sonia Sotomayor at the hearings today, lauded her appointment on diversity grounds in that she would represent The Bronx. (Ginsburg is from Brooklyn, Scalia from Queens.) "My grandmother was born in Montgomery, Alabama," Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau told Alabama Sena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Light Up His Life: Rape Rap for 71-Year-Old Tunesmith

    Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau has called a 11:45 press conference to announce an indictment on rape and sexual assault charges for song writer Joseph Brooks, whose cotton-candy confection, "You Light Up My Life," went to the top of the charts for Debbie Boone and won an Academy Award for Best Ori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Chinese Arms Shipper to Iran Indicted -- But Maybe Untouchable

    Evidently New York banks aren't just good for imploding the world economy and then sucking up taxpayer money in order to rebuild. They're also a good way to send and receive illegal payments. Chinese citizen Li Fang Wei, the manager of Chinese company LIMMT, has just been indicted by the Manh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Candidates for Council, Comptroller, DA Pitch at VID

    Democratic candidates for city council seats in districts 1, 2, and 3, district attorney, and comptroller came to the Village Independent Democrats last night to make their cases, under strict time limits and with screened questioning, for the venerable club's endorsement. In District 1: Pete Gle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Aborn gets a Bratton Boost

    Dark horse Manhattan DA candidate Richard Aborn (pictured) picked up an all star endorsement this morning from ex-NYPD and current Los Angeles police commish Bill Bratton. Speaking on a conference call with reporters from Washington where he said he was attending -- what else, a conference -- Bra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Mob Expected at DA Candidate's Kick-Off Party

    Cyrus Vance Jr.'s campaign to succeed Robert Morgenthau as Manhattan District Attorney is holding its big kickoff fundraiser on March 31st. Tickets range from $50,000 (event chair level), to $500 (mere guest). The event will be held at an interesting location for an aspiring crime-busting DA: Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Morgy's Great Dead Sea Scrolls Bust

    Attention all would-be Manhattan District Attorneys: Forget for the moment about seizing or destroying the mantle of the now retiring Robert Morgenthau and declare yourself on the latest arrest by his office of one Raphael Haim Golb -- a brand new case that reminds us that not just anyone can be Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Au Revoir Morgenthau: D.A. to Retire

    Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau will not run for reelection this year, says the Times. That's too bad. Morgenthau has served in the office since 1975. His skills were forged in an altogether livelier era of New York criminality, and seem not to have declined with age, as was shown in Tom Robbins' r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Robert Morgenthau's Last Hurrah

    We get few lessons in grace these days, especially from locally elected officials. But Robert Morgenthau, who was first elected District Attorney of New York County a few months after Gerald Ford took office as president so long ago, gave us one late Friday afternoon. He sat at a bare wooden table ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    This Week in the Voice (Updated)

    Sure, forcing food down ducks' gullets sounds harsh, but Sarah DiGregorio held her nose and went to a New York foie gras farm -- and reports that it wasn't so bad. "I don't think it's OK to cut the fin off a shark and throw it back into the water," she says. "If I had seen with my own eyes that Huds ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Morgenthau Slings Softly at City in Crane Case

    The four deadly slings.More people were killed by the deadly crane collapse that fell last March on Manhattan's East Side (seven) than have so far been slain by Hamas rockets in Israel since the ceasefire ended last month (four). But prosecutors yesterday pinned the blame for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    John Galt, 3 Men Charged in Deutsche Bank Fire; City Gets Off

    It was suggested this summer that DA Robert Morgenthau would charge the city for negligence in last year's Deutsche Bank fire that killed two firemen. But according to the Times, the DA instead made a deal whereby the city will create a "new civilian division" to oversee high-rise construction where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008
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    August 19, 2008
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    August 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Manhattan DA: Sub-prime Double Standard is 'Un-American'

    A sign of the times: even Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has been caught up in the sub-prime mortgage crisis. During a press conference to announce a City Council resolution calling for changes in US bankruptcy law, the longtime DA said that his mortgage has been recently sold to Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Criminal Probe of Deutsche Bank Building Fire Launched

    A press release from the Manhattan DA: Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau announced today that his office has opened an investigation into the fire at the Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty Street which resulted in the deaths of two New York City firefighters. Assistant district a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2005

    Morgenthau Exhales

    By 10 o'clock everyone knew. Robert Morgenthau arrived at his victory party roughly 40 minutes after rumors of the win first circulated through the crowd at Puttanesca last night. The 86-year-old District Attorney was met by chants of "Four more years!" as he cautiously made his way to the podium. T ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2005

    ‘Times’ Gives Morgenthau a Death Sentence

    Paper backs Snyder over NYC's liberal beacon

  • Film

    August 23, 2005
  • News

    August 9, 2005

    Serving a Life Term

    Morgenthau: The long, long, long, long arm of the law

  • News

    May 17, 2005

    The Dragon Lady Runs for D.A.

    Ex-judge Leslie Crocker Snyder wants to talk about everything except her law firm

  • News

    September 7, 2004

    Guilty While Pedaling

    Bikes, cameras, action!

  • News

    May 18, 2004

    Hear No Evil

    GOP judge tried to shut down the Velella probe. Quid pro quo not always wrong, he said.

  • News

    December 9, 2003

    Infernal Racket

    The Mafia Doesn’t Just Break Legs. It Can Also Break the Spirit.

  • News

    November 19, 2002
  • News

    February 26, 2002

    Pataki Patronage

    The Guv's Attempt to Name a Prosecutor Lays Bare His Own Scandal

  • News

    October 30, 2001

    Will Morgenthau Do Justice?

    The First Trial Judge Was Over His Head

  • News

    March 6, 2001

    The Newspaper Racket

    Tough Guys and Wiseguys in the Truck Drivers Union

  • News

    January 9, 2001

    HUD: The Horror Movie

    A Big Fish Fries the Little Fish in Harlem-Brooklyn Mortgage Scam

  • News

    January 2, 2001

    Daddy Under the Gun

    Publicly, Rap Mogul Won’t Beg; Quietly, He Pleads

  • News

    August 29, 2000

    Morgenthau's Mess

    The D.A. Fires a Blank at the Cops Who Killed Dorismond

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