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May 2013 Archives

New York wants to increase penalties for white collar crimes

Lawmakers and district attorneys in New York want to toughen laws in the state to crackdown on white collar crime. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has called for legislators in New York to strengthen current laws and pass new laws that will help New York prosecute more white collar crimes. 

Sex offenders in New York more likely to be homeless

Convicted sex offenders in New York are more likely to be homeless than in the past, and state officials are having a difficult time trying to find housing for these offenders. New York is required to find housing for anyone residing in their state but when it comes to convicted sex offenders, officials cannot always find suitable housing, leaving many to live on the streets.