Robert Morgenthau, 99, who became the scourge of white-collar criminals over three decades as the Manhattan district attorney, died on Sunday. He passed at a hospital in Manhattan, after a short illness, his wife told the Times. He would have turned 100 on July 31.
Morgenthau became Manhattan's chief prosecutor in 1975 and finally chose not to run for re-election in 2009 at age 90, ending a 35-year run during which he told the New York Times he oversaw 3.5 million cases.
A little surprising he isn't now nor ever was a DDP selection. Even I heard of him and I never lived in NYC. Theme team, people who pick real old folks... just surprising is all. Interesting if he QOs.