Manhattan DA Asks Albany To Pass Gov.'s Anti-Corruption Bill

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT) -- Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. told Albany lawmakers to pass New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed anti-corruption crackdown this spring, saying Monday that the "strong, significant" reforms need not wait for the recommendations of a high-profile white-collar task force due in July.

Last fall, Vance, citing a need to improve New York's prosecutorial toolkit, marshaled a group of elected prosecutors, judges and private practitioners to help re-boot state laws so they can be used to effectively target and punish securities and insurance fraudsters and identity...
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