Tackle White Collar Crime
& Public Corruption
As a former team member of District Attorney Robert Morgenthau’s Investigation Division, I worked for two years on complex white-collar cases locally, nationally, and internationally. New Yorkers are often dismayed by the recurring sensationalization of street crimes through outrageous headlines and fear-mongering in newspapers and on television. While these crimes are unquestionably serious, the inordinate amount of attention we pay them works to downplay in our collective consciousness the often far-reaching and detrimental effects of white-collar crime.
Prioritize and strengthen the investigatory capacity and powers of the office to uncover economic injustice against hardworking New Yorkers.
Ensure investigators utilize the full range of resources and tools provided to them and prosecutors are able to compile the necessary evidence required for the convictions they seek.
Mobilize the office’s existing powers to pursue with teeth white-collar crimes that impact our economy and directly impact the city and its residents.
Strictly prosecute perpetrators of everything from fraud, embezzlement, and bribery to illegal third party transfers and deed theft.
Establishing in the office a culture of fairness that begins with re-instituting its intake bureau, which once allowed everyday Manhattanites to bring their complaints directly to investigators.
Re-form the Public Corruption Bureau and re-establish the office’s ability to take on public and political corruption. This unit should never have been disbanded.