Legendary Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau has died at the age of 99.
His distinguished 35-year career included countless convictions and high-profile cases, including Bernie Goetz and John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman. He also developed a reputation for going after white-collar criminals.
The veteran New York prosecutor and philanthropist leaves behind a long legacy of public service. He was the inspiration for the character Adam Schiff, played by Steven Hill, on the television series “Law and Order.” He spoke about "Law and Order" during his 2005 interview with WBGO's Mara Rubin.
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