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Former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources: Record As Prosecutor Might Not Help Ex-Brooklyn DA In Corruption Probe

A public corruption probe has snared former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes, and sources said his record as a prosecutor might not help him.

06/03/2014

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Former Brooklyn DA Hynes Accused In Report Of Misusing Funds For Campaign

A probe by the city Department of Investigation has concluded that former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles misused assets seized from criminal defendants to pay a consultant who working on his campaign.

06/02/2014

A rally is held at City Hall on April 9, 2014, in support of former inmates who say they were wrongly convicted of murders in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Wrongly Convicted Urge Brooklyn DA To Speed Up Reviews Of Detective’s Cases

A group of New York City men who say they were framed by a crooked police detective decades ago want prosecutors to speed up an ongoing review of the detective’s cases.

04/09/2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Brooklyn DA's Office)

Brooklyn DA Dropping ‘Bogus’ Charges Against Sex Abuse Whistleblower

Prosecutors say they’ll move to drop all charges against a Brooklyn man in a controversial extortion case involving a Hasidic Jewish religious leader.

03/07/2014

Kenneth Thompson (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Charles Hynes (brooklynda.org)

Thompson Beats Hynes In Brooklyn District Attorney Race

Kenneth Thompson was elected district attorney in Brooklyn Tuesday night, defeating longtime incumbent Charles “Joe” Hynes, who refused to accept defeat after a bruising Democratic primary.

11/05/2013

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Marijuana Takes Center Stage In Race For Brooklyn District Attorney

The Democratic nominee for Brooklyn district attorney wants to decriminalize marijuana. But others argue this strategy will overburden the criminal justice system.

10/25/2013

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes announces indictment of gun trafficker Christopher "Country" McPhaul, October 16, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

DA: Gun Trafficker Indicted For Illegally Selling Weapons To Undercover NYPD Detective

Christopher ‘Country’ McPhaul is accused of traveling to North Carolina to buy or steal weapons that he would then sell on the streets of Brooklyn, according to authorities.

10/16/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.  (file/credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

He’s In: Brooklyn DA Hynes To Run For Re-Election As Republican

Charles Hynes, who’s served as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor for 24 years, lost in the Democratic primary to Kenneth Thompson. He had said he would not actively campaign after losing.

10/03/2013

Kenneth Thompson. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thompson Hits Ground Running With Plan To Reform Brooklyn DA’s Office

Ken Thompson said he wants to crack down on identity theft with a cyber unit, and believes there is a role the office can play in the implementation of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program.

09/12/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

All Quiet At Brooklyn DA’s Office A Day After Hynes Loses Re-Election Bid

Charles Hynes has been Kings County District Attorney for 24 years. No sitting DA had been voted out of office in New York City since 1955.

09/11/2013

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Brownsville Residents Rally Against Violence In Wake Of Toddler’s Slaying

As police held two suspects in the shooting that killed a toddler in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a crowd rallied in the neighborhood to stop the violence Sunday.

09/08/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.  (file/credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA: School Offering ESL Classes ‘A Total Fraud’

According to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, Patrick and Joanne Panettieri allegedly defrauded more than 100 immigrant Asian families out of thousands of dollars.

09/04/2013

Some of the goods prosecutors say Cornell Poyser stole from a TJ Maxx store and planned to resell at his own Brooklyn store, displayed at the Brooklyn DA's office, August 14, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

DA: TJ Maxx Employee Raided Merchandise To Re-Sell At Own Store

Cornell Poyser worked at the TJ Maxx in Oceanside, Long Island. Prosecutors said Poyser was caught on video loading his minivan full of clothes, luggage, shoes, perfume and other goods.

08/14/2013

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Brooklyn Ice Cream Truck Driver Accused Of Selling Drugs From Truck

The innocent music box jingle and the colorful advertisements for frozen treats were concealing some seedy transactions inside an ice cream truck in Brooklyn, prosecutors said.

08/06/2013

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes announces expansion of Safe Stop program, August 5, 2013. (credit: Brooklyn DA)

Brooklyn ‘Safe Stop’ Program Expands To 35 More Businesses

There are now a total of 253 stores borough-wide that bear the Safe Stop decals, which invite anyone who is being harassed or followed or who feels unsafe on the street to drop in for help.

08/05/2013

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