We charged 18 people, including multiple city employees, in a sprawling investigation that included two conspiracies to manufacture ghost guns, a conspiracy to defraud the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, and a residential burglary. “These alleged schemes were orchestrated and largely operated by city employees, many of whom abused their positions of public trust for personal gain. We see a clear link between those engaging in violent crimes and traditional white-collar fraud at the same time,” said D.A. Bragg.
We announced the indictments of Rashon Eagle and Abdellahi Mohammed for assaulting two MTA workers in separate attacks. "MTA workers and passengers should not have to fear for their safety when on our buses and subways, and those who jeopardize their safety will be held accountable,” said D.A. Bragg.
In Manhattan, major crime is down so far this year in almost every category, including transit.
Dennis Weaver was sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in state prison for sexually assaulting his girlfriend at knifepoint after she tried to end their relationship, and threatening her from jail to prevent her from cooperating with law enforcement. “While Dennis Weaver’s campaign of harassment and intimidation tactics may have deterred the survivor in this case from testifying at trial, it did not stop our prosecutors from securing accountability," said D.A. Bragg.
We joined East Harlem elected officials and community leaders as we discussed our work driving down gun violence, investing in mental health services, and more. Thank you to everyone who joined for their partnership in making Manhattan safer!
Anya Johnston was convicted by a jury of Murder in the Second Degree for fatally stabbing her elderly neighbor. “Ms. Johnston’s heinous and calculated actions reflected a blatant disregard for Ms. Trott’s life, as she left her body to decompose for nearly four days after the stabbing," said D.A. Bragg.
We announced the guilty plea of Rasheed Osundairo for attacking a 37-year-old man in a Midtown subway station and a 53-year-old man at a McDonald’s in Chelsea. “Rasheed Osundairo was held accountable for brutally attacking two strangers at heavily trafficked locations in our city,” said D.A. Bragg.
John Wright was sentenced to 19 years in state prison for fatally stabbing 24-year-old Carlos Rosario in December 2022. “John Wright stabbed and killed Carlos Rosario during a dispute that started about something as small as a cigarette,” said D.A. Bragg.
We announced the guilty plea of Jiniye Hooks for fatally shooting 14-year-old Justin Streeter and shooting a 15-year-old boy in the leg in East Harlem. “Combatting gun violence remains a top priority for me, and my office will continue to hold people accountable when they commit these serious acts of violence,” said D.A. Bragg.
We welcomed American University Washington College of Law Dean Roger Fairfax as he met with D.A. Bragg and current Assistant DAs that are AUWCL alumni. We also hosted a fireside chat with Dean Fairfax to provide advice and insights for members of our Office who are planning to apply to law school.
D.A. Bragg met with students from Stony Brook University’s Women’s Leadership Council as they learned about our Office’s diversion work and discussed D.A. Bragg’s journey to becoming District Attorney!
We welcomed Bronx D.A. Darcel Clark, Queens D.A. Melinda Katz, and Staten Island D.A. Michael McMahon as they joined D.A. Bragg to discuss the pathways to becoming a prosecutor.
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