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Source: DA to Drop Charges Against DSK

He could go free Tuesday; accuser feels 'abandoned'

(Newser) - Prosecutors will ask a judge to drop all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a court hearing on Tuesday, which could allow him to go free immediately, a source tells the New York Post . The Manhattan DA will seek dismissal because Nafissatou Diallo, the maid accusing Strauss-Kahn of rape, faces... More »

DA Under Fire in Flailing Case of Strauss-Kahn

DA office plagued by poor morale, infighting, say critics

(Newser) - The meltdown of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case is shining a spotlight on Cyrus Vance Jr, the Manhattan district attorney, and the results aren't pretty. In the 18 months Vance has been DA, the Manhattan office has gone from being the pre-eminent DA's office in the country to being... More »

Letterman to NYPD, Prosecutors: Thank You

Robert Halderman cops plea in $2M blackmail case

(Newser) - The David Letterman blackmail case ended with a guilty plea today, and the Late Night host wasted little time thanking the prosecutors and investigators who nailed Robert Halderman. "I’d never been involved in anything like this in my life, and I was concerned and full of anxiety and... More »

On His Way Out, Manhattan DA Zings Bloomberg

Robert Morgenthau, 90, leaves office this week

(Newser) - In 35 years as Manhattan DA, Robert Morgenthau has gotten along with every mayor of New York—except the current one. Mike Bloomberg, says Morgenthau, "doesn't want anybody around who doesn't kiss his ring, or other parts of his body." In a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street ... More »

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