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Michael F. Vecchione


Michael F. Vecchione started his career in public service by joining the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in 1973 after graduation from Hofstra Law School. During the next seven years, he supervised, investigated and prosecuted major felonies including over 100 homicides. In 1980 he was appointed Director of the Department Advocate’s Office in the NYPD in charge of more than 1000 disciplinary cases. He then entered private practice from 1982-1991. While in his practice he served as an Administrative Law Judge and was a mayoral appointee to the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board. In 1992 he returned to the DA’s office where he served as the Chief of Homicide, Chief of Trials and Chief of the Rackets Division. He taught at three law schools and at St. John’s University. He has served as an advisor and commentator for various news, documentary and entertainment projects. He is the author of two non-fiction books and several short stories. He is a lifelong New Yorker and lives in Long Island City with Lenor Romano.