|Name||Antonella “Toni” Ricci|
|Title||Assistant District Attorney|
|First Appearance||Refuge (1)|
|Last Appearance||Refuge (1)|
Antonella “Toni” Ricci is an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Rackets Bureau of the New York District Attorney’s office. Portrayed by actress Jenna Stern, she appears in L&O episode Refuge (1) in which she assists the police and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office with investigation of murders and racketeering crimes involving the Russian Mafia. Ricci was believed to be missing at the end of Refuge (1) and, in Refuge (2), was found murdered by Colombian drug-dealers working alongside the Russian gangsters.
Ricci turned childhood exposure to the Russian culture into a career fighting crime in the Rackets Bureau. She recalls members of the communist party apparently visiting her childhood home and giving “this little girl her first shot of vodka and her first smoke, Sobranies with a cardboard filter.” Ricci holds a B.A. in Russian Studies and visited Moscow during her senior year.
Ricci was a colleague and friend with ADA Abbie Carmichael. The two worked together on “a couple” of cases when Carmichael was in the Narcotics Bureau. Carmichael was visibly shaken at Ricci’s death, and for the only time during Carmichael's tenure in the DA's office she is seen crying.