Manhattan: Civic Center/
City Hall Park on Chambers St.
William M. "Boss" Tweed, as president of New York's Board of Supervisors, appropriated $13 million for the building of this courthouse and proceeded to embezzle a large portion of it. An investigation of this scam led to his conviction in 1873 (in one of the building's courtrooms). He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and died in 1878.