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2017 Press Releases  

2016 Press Releases


99. 12/05/2017

Bronx prosecutor Lawrence D. Piergrossi to receive Thomas E. Dewey Medal

98. 11/30/2017

Sandy Arkhurst (Indicted: NYC Department of Correction Captain indicted for assault on Rikers Island inmate)

97. 11/27/2017

Michael Stewart (Sentenced: Man sentenced to 20 years to life for 1993 killing of girlfriend in front of their baby son)

96. 11/20/2017

Operation Quest for Fire dismantles organization dealing in fentanyl, heroin and cocaine; 12 kilos of deadly opioid seized in joint Bronx DA- DEA probe

95. 11/17/2017

Jennifer Berry (Pleads Guilty: Woman pleads guilty to Manslaughter in death of newborn baby girl)

94/ 11/16/2017

Charles Malcolm (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced for Attempted Murder in shooting of neighbor)

93. 11/15/2017

Ashleigh Wade( Sentenced: Bronx woman sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing pregnant woman on her wedding day)

92. 11/15.2017

Abel Cedeno (Indicted: Bronx teenager indicted for fatally stabbing one student, seriously wounding another in NYC high school)

91. 11/14/2017

Malcolm Lugo (Indicted: Bronx man indicted for sexual assault of 12-year-old girl he followed, dragged into alleyway and held at gunpoint)


District Attorney Darcel D. Clark's statement on investigation of matters surrounding the Pedro Hernandez case

90. 11/9/2017

Jason DeJesus and Hector Rodrigeuz ( Found Guilty: Two Latin Kings convicted of fatally shooting man to send message to rival drug dealer)

89. 11/8/2017

Salim Wilson (Indicted: Manhattan man Indicted for Murder for shooting his co-plaintiff in civil lawsuit against NYPD detectives)

88. 11/8/2017

Miguel Benitez (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to eight years in Sex Trafficking case of two young girls)

87. 11/3/2017

Robert McCurdy (Pleads Guilty: Bronx man who set fire to cafe on Mother's Day sentenced to six years in prison; pleads guilty to arson)

86. 10/31/2017

Monsignor Harry J. Byrne (Indicted: Retired Priest indicted for having child pornography on his computer)

85. 10/30/2017

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announces results of investigation into allegations against former pastor of St. Frances de Chantal Parish

84. 10/26/2017

Victor Garo (Indicted: Bronx man indicted for Murder and Manslaughter for killing ex-wife)

83. 10/26/2017

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and NYPD announce joint initiative to combat strangulation cases

82. 10/25/2017

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announces 2009 murder case against Steven Odiase has been dismissed

81. 10/13/2017

Roberto Martinez (Pleads Guilty: Bronx man who slammed puppy to floor, injuring her leg, gets a year in jail)

80. 10/10//2017

Raul Olmeda, NYPD Officer (Indicted for patronizing underage girl for prostitution and filming her performing sex acts)

79. 10/5/2017

Ashleigh Wade (Convicted of Murder of Pregnant Woman and Kidnapping Baby She Cut Out of Victim)

78. 10/5/2017

Yacoub Bamba ( Indicted: Former Rikers Island inmate indicted for attacking Department of Correction Officer)

77. 10/2/2017

Svetlana Travis Zakharova (Pleads Guilty: Russian national woman pleads guilty to Attempted Petit Larceny; Sentenced to 90 days in jail)

76. 9/28/2017

George Reid (Indicted: Bronx man indicted for Aggravated Animal Cruelty for repeatedly attacking dog)

75. 9/20/2017

Alexandria James (Indicted: Female inmate indicted for Sexual Abuse of fellow inmates on Rikers Island; charged with 136 counts)

74. 9/19/2017

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announces twenty members of "Slattery Avenue Boys" gang indicted in conspiracy including two murders

73. 9/18/2017

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announces hiring of 122 new Assistant District Attorneys; Largest Class in Bronx DA's History

72. 9/7/2017

Lloyd Watson (Sentenced: Bronx man and former baseball coach sentenced to 14 years for sexual abuse of 13-year-old boy)

71. 9/6/2017

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark will move to dismiss weapon case against Pedro Hernandez


FTC Issues Guidelines For Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

70. 8/29/2017

Jason Rivera ( Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for murder of 80-year-old man)

69. 8/24/2017

Naquan Hill, Robert Sasso, David Vaz (Indicted: Inmate, along, with co-conspirators, indicted in failed attempt to escape Rikers Island)

68. 8/23/2017

Operation Zero Tolerance: 29 former and current Rikers Island inmates indicted for brutal assaults in the jail 

67. 8/17/2017

Akeem Cardoza and Phanes Nervil (Indicted: Two NYC Department of Correction Officers indicted for assaulting inmate and falsifying reports to cover up attack)  

66. 8/16/2017

Raymond Fontanez (Pleads Guilty: Bronx man pleads guilty to promoting child porn; had more than 500 videos of children as young as three in sex acts)

65. 8/16/2017

Kevin McKoy (Pleads Guilty: NYC Department of Correction Officer pleads guilty to smuggling scalpels commonly used in slashing into Rikers Island)

64. 8/14/2017

Eleidy Breton ( Former Bronx school aide indicted for repeated acts of rape of 12-year-old autistic boy for over a year)


Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark dismisses nearly 160,000 open summons warrants

62. 8/7/2017

Bronx District Attorney's Office, the Bronx Defenders and Office of Court Administration held successful "Another Chance" event

61. 8/4/2017

Jorge Hernaiz (Sentenced: Yonkers man sentenced to 2 1/2 to 7/1/2 years in prison for killing pedestrian while driving drunk in the Bronx)

60. 8/3/2017

Rafael Gonzalez, Lorenzo Shoy, Rigoberto Fonseca (Sentenced: Three Bronx men sentenced to prison for assaulting two men who turned out to be NYPD Detectives)


"Another Chance" event to be held in the Bronx, sponsored by Bronx District Attorney's Office, Office of Court Administration and the Bronx Defenders


Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens District Attorneys Announce Unprecedented Dismissal of Nearly 700,000 Open Summons Warrants 

58. 7/19/2017

Brad Gomez, Jestyfer Henriquez (Indicted: Two Bronx men indicted on Assault and other charges for pelting deli clerk with avocados)

57. 7/18/2017

Michael Quiles (Indicted: Bronx man indicted for Attempted Murder in stray bullet shooting of 5-year-old boy)

56. 7/14/2017

James Brown (Sentenced: Former NYC Correction Officer Sentenced to a year in jail for taking bribes to smuggle contraband into Rikers Island)

55. 7/13/2017

Andrew Gibbs (Sentenced: Rikers Island inmate sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in prison for assaulting DOC Captain)

54. 7/10/2017

Jessica Mixon (Indicted: Bronx woman indicted on Assault and other charges for pushing toddler son in his stroller down subway stairs)

53. 7/7/2017

West Spruill (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to life in prison without parole for first-degree Murder of homeless shelter director)

52. 6/29/2017

Francisco Delarosa (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to 23 years for first-degree Rape of woman he offered to escort to train station)

51. 6/22/2017

Chavarr Gilliam ( Convicted: Rikers Island inmate convicted of Attempted Forcible Touching)

50. 6/13/2017

Twenty-one men indicted in massive cigarette smuggling scheme after investigation by Bronx DA, NYPD, NYS Tax Dept. and Homeland Security Investigations   

49. 6/9/2017

Kishoto Stanback (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for baseball bat killing of man)

48. 6/8/2017

Jose Cosme (Pleads Guilty: NYC DOC Officer pleads guilty to engaging in Criminal Sex Act with inmate in Rikers Island)

47. 6/6/2017

Enrique Foote and Octavious Profit (Indicted: Two Bronx men indicted for Gang Assault for attacking street vendor, causing life-altering injuries)

46. 6/6/2017

Garivaldi Castillo and Julio Salcedo (Indicted:  Two men indicted for Manslaughter in death of FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy at grow house blast)

45. 6/1/2017

Homer Griffin (Sentencted: Bronx man sentenced for robbing 81-year-old woman in her apartment building elevator)

44. 5/31/2017

Sgt. Hugh Barry (Indicted: NYPD Sergeant indicted for second-degree Murder and other charges in death of Deborah Danner)

43. 5/30/2017

Brian Febus ( Indicted: Bronx man indicted for Attempted Murder for attacking woman during botched burglary)

42. 5/25/2017

West Spruill (Convicted: Bronx Man found guilty of first-degree Murder for killing homeless shelter director)

41. 5/22/2017

Russell Smith (Sentenced: Man Sentenced to 18 years in prison for raping female relative)

40. 5/19/2017

Dionis Espinal (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to 25 years for fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend after he caused vehicle crash)

39. 5/17/2017

Tariq Hargrove (Indicted: Inmate indicted for assaulting Correction Officer, breaking his jaw and causing life-altering injury)

38. 5/11/2017

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announces two key appointments to her staff

37. 5/11/2017

Bahsid McLean (Indicted: Rikers Island inmate indicted for assaulting NYC DOC Officer after his conviction for murdering, dismembering mother)

36. 5/10/2017

Jose Feliciano (Sentenced: Man sentenced to 37 years-to-life for fatally shooting a man and brutally beating a teenager)

35. 5/9/2017

NYS Department of Labor Recognizes Bronx DA Office for returning $1.1 million from unemployment fraud cases; Bronx is one of only six DA Offices in State to reach that level of restitution 

34. 5/4/2017

"Operation Fire & Dice" by Bronx DA, DEA Strike Force and NYPD results in 14 people indicted for trafficking heroin.

33. 5/2/2017

Clarence Brooks (Indicted: Bronx man indicted for carjacking; shooting spree which wounded postal worker)

32. 4/27/2017

Nando Hernandez (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to 25 years for stabbing death of 63-year-old neighbor)

31. 4/26/2017

Thomas Lang (Sentenced: Counselor in Bronx residence for disabled sentenced to 12 years in prison for Rape of severely incapacitated woman)

30. 4/24/2017

Sidney Wilson (Indicted: Former Rikers Island physician's assistant indicted for Sexual Abuse, Rape and related crimes against inmates)

29. 4/21/2017

Bronx DA's Office to host its first child Safety Fair on April 22, 2017 in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

28. 4/18/2017

Jeffrey Simon (Indicted: Bronx Teen indicted for Attempted Murder for stabbing a 20-year-old Bronx man while on release after pleading guilty to a 2014 shooting of a boy.) 

27. 4/17/2017

DA Darcel D. Clark announces she will move to vacate murder conviction of Steven Odiase and consent to his release after six years behind bars


Statement from Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark on the death of NYS Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

26. 4/13/2017

Ruben Rodriguez (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to 25 years-to-life for fatal beating of 28-year-old)

25. 4/12/2017

Edward Gordon (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to eight year in prison for sex acts with 13-year-old boy)

24. 4/11/2017

Jose Rodriguez and Jesus Reyes (Indicted: in fatal stabbing of Hansel Arias in 2012)

23. 4/7/2017

Kathleen Bradshaw (Indicted: Bronx lawyer indicted for failing to pay New York State taxes for three years and failing to secure workers' compensation coverage for employees)

22. 4/5/2017

Jose Gonzalez (Indicted: for first-degree Murder and other crimes for the killing of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo)

21. 3/31/2017

Mark McDonald (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to 23-years-to-life for Murder in 2011 shooting)

20. 3/27/2017

James Brown (Indicted: Former NYC Correction Officer indicted for smuggling marijuana, tequila and smuggling into Rikers Island jail)

19. 3/23/2017

Glen Bowman (Sentenced: to 12 years for Criminal Sexual Act and Promoting Prostitution)

18. 3/21/2017

Curtis Batchelor (Indicted: for rape, murder of neighbor in 1999)

17. 3/20/2017

DA Clark and State Sen. Jeff Klein visit Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau to view equipment made possible by his grant

16. 3/17/2017

Statement from District Attorney Darcel D. Clark on the death of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo


49 members and associates of two Bronx drug distribution organizations charged in federal court with Narcotics, Robbery and Firearms Offenses

15. 3/10/2017

Jose Feliciano (Pleads Guilty: Bronx man pleads guilty to killing of infant son, discarding body in the woods of Dutchess County)

14. 3/8/2017

DA Clark meets with judicial officials from Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of a Global Ties U.S. International Exchange

13. 3/8/2017

Raul Cruz (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to one year for beating pit bull puppy with shovel)

12. 3/7/2017

Kelvin Busgith (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to 20 years for Attemped Murder; shooting at two men)

11. 2/27/2017

Junal Jordan (Indicted: Bronx man charged with Murder and Manslaughter for the unprovoked fatal beating of a father of six)

10. 2/22/2017

Carl Henegain (Sentenced: Bronx man sentenced to eight years for slashing fellow Rikers Island inmate and assaulting several correction officers.)

9. 2/15/2017

DA Clark announces successful suit drive with over 450 items collected for "100 Suits for 100 Men," which donates professional attire to former inmates seeking jobs

8. 2/2/2017

DA Clark announces more than 103 lbs. of Heroin and Fentanyl seized. Major distributors among 32 people indicted in international scheme. DA's Office also suing defendants for $10.5 million in alleged proceeds.

7. 1/30/2017

Vladimir Krull (Convicted: NYPD Sergeant found guilty of raping and sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.)


Ingrid Padilla (Joint Prosecution by Bronx District Attorney's Office and NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs led to arrest and charges against care worker for abusing person with disabilities in her care)

6. 1/19/2017

Prabhjit Singh, Scaffolding Corp. President (Pleads Guilty: to $1 million tax fraud)

5. 1/12/2017

Mark Anglin, Ronald Donnelley, Michael Dorsainvil and Christpher Huggins (Sentenced: Three NYC Department of Correction Officers sentenced to serve time in assault, coverup of inmate; a fourth sentenced to community service)

4. 1/12/2017

Archie Vanputten ( Pleads Guilty: to Official Misconduct while working as NYPD Lieutenant and Integrity Control Officer)

3. 1/12/2017

Richard Evans (Indicted: NYPD officer charged with driving patrol car while intoxicated and on duty)


Statement from Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark on Death of NYPD Detective Steven McDonald


Statement from Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark on Governor Cuomo's Criminal Justice Reform Proposals

2. 1/5/2017

Moises Simancas, Tyrone Wint, and April Jackson (Sentenced: for covering up an assault on an inmate in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012.)

1. 1/3/2017

Jerry Pagan (Indicted: on charges of Murder and other crimes for bludgeoning and stabbing a 68-year-old man who had solicited an intimate relationship with him.)