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January

  • January 4, 2017
  • Staten Island Prosecutor Awarded Prestigious Thomas E. Dewey Medal By New York City Bar Association
  • Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that Assistant District Attorney Adam Silberlight, Deputy Chief of the Trials Bureau, was awarded the Thomas E. Dewey Medal by the New York City Bar Association last month during a ceremony in Manhattan.
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  • January 11, 2017
  • D.A. McMahon: Staten Island Man Sentenced to 30 years to Life for Murdering 17-year-old
  • Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that MARK ORTIZ was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison after previously being found guilty of Murder in the Second Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree for shooting Barry Lovelace, killing him.
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  • January 18, 2017
  • District Attorney McMahon, Borough President Oddo Applaud Governor Cuomo’s Commitment to Ending Opioid Epidemic
  • Today District Attorney Michael McMahon along with Borough President James Oddo applauded Governor Cuomo’s commitment to ending the heroin & opioid epidemic in New York as outlined in his Executive Budget proposal. The Governor has pledged $200 million, a $30 million increase from last year, to this fight and his recommendations include several new initiatives all aimed at ending the plague of opioid abuse affecting communities across Staten Island and New York State. Among these initiatives is the establishment of ten 24/7 Urgent Access Centers throughout the State, which will offer immediate access to treatment & services for those in need. Additionally, the Governor’s proposal includes the addition of 600 Opioid Treatment Program slots and 80 new residential treatment beds to be run by non-profit treatment providers across New York.
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  • January 31, 2017
  • D.A. McMahon and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill Announce Takedown of Heroin and Fentanyl-dealing Network
  • Staten Island District Attorney Michel E. McMahon and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill today announced the takedown of a drug-dealing network that transported heroin and fentanyl into Staten Island from New Jersey to be sold in several neighborhoods throughout the borough, including on school grounds. In total, five dealers have been indicted on felony drug charges. Search warrants executed at three locations also yielded quantities of drugs and related paraphernalia. 
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  • 2016

  • January 20, 2016
  • D.A. McMahon announces takedown of 10 drug dealers on felony charges
  • Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton today announced the takedown of 10 drug dealers who sold heroin and cocaine in and around Stapleton, as well as other North Shore locales. Three additional defendants were arrested during search warrant executions that yielded quantities of narcotics and related paraphernalia. An arrest warrant was also issued for one individual that remains unapprehended.
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  • January 25, 2016
  • D.A. McMahon: Appeals Chief Morrie Kleinbart receives prestigious Morgenthau award
  • Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that Assistant District Attorney Morrie Kleinbart, Chief of the Appeals Bureau, has been honored with the prestigious Robert M. Morgenthau Award.
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  • January 27, 2016
  • D.A. McMahon: Experienced Prosecutor Thomas C. Ridges To Join Office
  • Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that Thomas C. Ridges will be joining the office as Special Counsel to the District Attorney. In this newly-created post, Ridges will advise DA McMahon on legal matters, as well as oversee cases being prosecuted by the Narcotics Bureau, Investigations Bureau and the Crime Strategies Unit. Ridges will start on Feb. 1.
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  • January 28, 2016
  • DA McMahon: Staten Island Man Convicted for Robbery at Ferry Bus Terminal
  • Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that FRANK ANDOLINA has been found guilty of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, a class C violent felony, for threatening to stab a South Shore store employee with a hypodermic syringe during an attempted robbery.
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  • January 29, 2016
  • DA McMahon: Staten Island Man Convicted of Murder in the First Degree
  • Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that DANTE VIGGIANO has been found guilty of Murder in the First Degree, a class A violent felony, for the home-invasion murder of a 66-year-old man inside the victim’s South Shore home.