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At 90, a legal legend rests his caseupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 22:57:00

Off the coast of Algiers one day in 1944, a young Navy officer plea-bargained with God as his torpedoed ship, the USS Lansdale, took on water.

Manhattan DA retires at 90updated: Thu Dec 31 2009 22:57:00

Robert Morgenthau, the real life template for the original "Law and Order" district attorney, retires after 35 years.

NYU employee accused of stealing $409K over 5 yearsupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 22:58:00

A New York University staffer was arraigned Wednesday in Manhattan District court, facing multiple charges stemming from what authorities say was an attempt to swindle the school out of more than $400,000 by submitting discarded liquor store receipts.

Police search New York newspaper circulation officesupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 22:07:00

The New York Police Department executed search warrants Tuesday at some offices of The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Post and El Diario newspapers and at a labor union, with authorities saying they were conducting investigations into "business activity."

Arrest of Letterman extortion suspect shocks familyupdated: Sat Oct 03 2009 14:23:00

As Richard Smith chatted over the phone with his nephew late Tuesday, he noticed something was off.

Letterman suspect had problemsupdated: Sat Oct 03 2009 14:23:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports that the man accused of blackmailing David Letterman had problems at home.

CBS producer pleads not guilty to trying to blackmail Lettermanupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 20:26:00

A CBS producer accused of trying to extort $2 million from "Late Show" host David Letterman pleaded not guilty Friday in a Manhattan courtroom. Details of Letterman Blackmail Plot Revealedupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 18:48:00

The suspect, a CBS producer, allegedly met with the TV host's lawyer three times to hash out a deal Plaxico Burress indicted on weapons charges in New Yorkupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 17:32:00

Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on weapons charges stemming from an incident last November in which Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a New York nightclub, prosecutors announced Monday.

Sotomayor learned the ropes on 'Tarzan' caseupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 12:37:00

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor graduated with honors from Ivy League schools. But she may have learned some of her most memorable lessons as a young prosecutor, following police into abandoned tenements and tracking down witnesses on the grimy streets of New York.

Sotomayor's NYC yearsupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 12:37:00

Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor spent five years as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan.

CNNMoney: 25 charged in $100 million mortgage fraudupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 14:37:00

The Manhattan district attorney indicted 13 suspects and a mortgage company on Wednesday for running a $100 million mortgage fraud, in which they allegedly fooled banks into financing sham sales.

Time running out to stop Iran nuclear pursuit, investigator saysupdated: Wed May 06 2009 18:05:00

A man who spearheaded financial investigations of Iran said Wednesday the Islamic republic is "deadly serious" about developing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles -- and there's not much time to stop it before it does.

Fortune: The fraudster ate my homeworkupdated: Sat Apr 04 2009 17:17:00

Add Bernie Madoff and Marc Dreier to the long list of excuses grownups now use to buy more time. Think of it as the "dog ate my homework" for federal prosecutors.

CNNMoney: Art dealer arrested in $88 million fraudupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 06:09:00

A Manhattan art dealer was arrested Thursday on an indictment charging that he stole $88 million from clients and investors, including tennis champion John McEnroe, authorities said.

Indictments issued in fire deaths at NY Deutsche Bank buildingupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 18:38:00

A construction company and three supervisors were indicted Monday on manslaughter and related charges in the deaths of two firefighters battling a 2007 blaze at the Deutsche Bank building in lower Manhattan.

CNNMoney: Energy trader guilty of cheatingupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 16:26:00

A former director and head of the New York Mercantile Exchange's compliance committee pleaded guilty Tuesday to cheating clients.

Cleaver attack suspect indicted on first-degree murder chargeupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 20:00:00

David Tarloff, the man accused of hacking a Manhattan therapist to death with a meat cleaver, was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in Manhattan District Court on Friday.

Meat cleaver murder suspectupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 20:00:00

Surveillance video shows the suspect in the brutal murder of a New York therapist entering her building.

Cold cases revisitedupdated: Wed Apr 27 2005 17:24:00

With his travels, his aliases and his savvy, Clarence Williams was able to hide for nearly 30 years, according to authorities. But there was one thing he couldn't control: technology.

CNNMoney: Tyco letter writer's mistakeupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 13:20:00

A letter sent to juror No. 4 in the trial of the former CEO of Tyco was written by a man in Boston who says he thought a mistrial had already been declared, and it had more of a "complaint" tone than a "threat" tone, New York Police Department sources told CNN.

CNNMoney: Tyco jurors speak outupdated: Mon Apr 05 2004 12:38:00

Two jurors in the Tyco trial said Monday they would have voted to convict former CEO Dennis Kozlowski and ex-CFO Mark Swartz on some of the charges levied in a 32-count indictment during an appearance on CNNfn's The Flipside.

Mistrial in Tyco case after juror receives 'coercive letter'updated: Fri Apr 02 2004 13:23:00

Tyco trial juror Peter McEntegart told CNN that if he and his fellow jurors had been allowed to continue deliberations Friday they would have had a verdict within the hour.

CNNMoney: Judge declares Tyco mistrialupdated: Fri Apr 02 2004 12:04:00

The corruption trial of ex-Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski ended in a mistrial Friday after a juror thought to be holding out for acquittal received what was being called a coercive letter.

CNNMoney: Judge denies new Tyco mistrial motionupdated: Tue Mar 30 2004 06:14:00

The jury in the trial of ex-Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski failed to reach a verdict for a ninth day Tuesday, after the judge denied yet another motion for a mistrial to end the six-month long corruption case.

CNNMoney: Judge denies Tyco mistrialupdated: Mon Mar 29 2004 06:15:00

The jury remained deadlocked at the end of Monday's deliberations, after a state court judge denied a new motion for a mistrial in the case against Tyco International's former CEO Dennis Kozlowski.

CNNMoney: J.P. Morgan Facing Heat of Patriot Actupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 06:54:00

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has asked banking regulators to examine documents from the recent criminal conviction of an unlicensed money-transfer operation to determine whether J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) or its predecessor banks violated "know your customer" rules, Tuesday's Wall Street Journal reported.

Fortune: THE MAN ASKING IRANSCAM'S TOUGH QUESTIONS Arthur Liman has been known to show up for a trial in a mismatched suit, but he is alsupdated: Mon Jun 08 1987 00:01:00

WHAT DO the Iran-Contra scandal, the Texaco-Pennzoil case, and Dennis Levine have in common? The answer: Arthur L. Liman, a gruff-voiced white-collar-crime lawyer whom many colleagues regard as the...

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