Assemblywoman Diane Gordon of Brooklyn was found guilty this afternoon of two counts of receiving bribes, two counts of official misconduct and two counts of “receiving rewards for official misconduct,” according to a spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.
Gordon could face between 2 1/3 to 10 years in prison, and will, Read More
Charles Hynes spoke with reporters outside City Hall earlier today about dropping murder charges against a former FBI agent after a Village Voice article damaged the credibility of the prosecution’s start witness.
Statements the witness, Linda Schiro, made a decade ago contradicted her later testimony to the Brooklyn DA’s office. Read More
Here’s something I picked up at a Brooklyn street fair recently: a coloring book featuring Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. The book, which is only a few pages long, was handed out during a recent Atlantic Avenue street fair recently, along with a small box of crayons. It features scenes in court Read More
Eliot Spitzer’s administration is bringing aboard Mark Peters, one of the unsuccessful Brooklyn District Attorney candidates who challenged incumbent Charles Hynes in a primary two years ago.
Peters will be the Special Deputy Superintendent in charge of the New York Liquidation Bureau. Previously, Peters worked in Spitzer’s AG office as chief of the Read More
At the Democratic state convention coming up next month, the Politicker has been told, candidates without 25 percent of the vote will not be able to speak or have a place on the Democratic primary ballot in September (unless they petition to do so).
Andrew Cuomo could have been a victim of Read More
Memories, it seems, are short in Brooklyn.
Just last year, Assemblyman Dov Hikind campaigned, hard, against the incumbent district attorney, Joe Hynes, and for the organization candidate, John Sampson.
But on April 2, Dov will be presenting awards at the Boro Park Jewish Community Council’s legislative breakfast, including the “distinguished guardian award for integrity in Read More
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, something of a stickler on residency issues, seems to have established that the time he spends in Breezy Point doesn’t endanger his legal residency in Brooklyn.
But that doesn’t mean it’s not a political liability, which challenger Mark Peters probes pretty directly in this spot.
The letters on Read More
Does anyone really believe that the Indian Point nuclear-power plant deserves to continue operating? Apparently, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission does: The troubled plant’s two active reactors were recently given a clean bill of health by the N.R.C., giving the plant a chance to go full blast despite its long history of shoddy safety evaluations, Read More
A powerful endorsement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to reform the beleaguered New York City public-school system came last week, when Bill Gates announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would give $51.2 million to create 67 small high schools in the city. It is the largest gift ever given to New York schools, Read More