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Lawyers: New Brooklyn DA moving too slowly on wrongful convictions

Lawyers: New Brooklyn DA moving too slowly on wrongful convictions

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Advocates say new district attorney in Brooklyn is moving too slowly on cases like Jonathan Fleming, wrongly imprisoned for 24 years.
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Public-urination citation tossed during event in NYC

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A New York judge tossed a public-urination ticket for a city Parks Department worker during an event to resolve low-level outstanding warrants and summonses.

House painter allegedly took paintings from Long Island estate

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- New York authorities charged a house painter with stealing a Picasso etching and other artwork valued at more than $100,000 from a Long Island couple.

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Hit-and-run suspect returned to New York

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- Julio Acevedo waived extradition and returned to New York to face charges in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband, officials said

Facebook threat leads to charges

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A suspected gang member faces charges for allegedly posting a Facebook death threat against a New York City police officer, authorities said.

Conviction tossed for man jailed 22 years

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A New York man who had been in prison for 22 years has been freed after a judge overturned his murder conviction, saying the case against him was "flimsy."

NYC addresses pedophile concerns

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A New York prosecutor says he wants Orthodox Jews to report pedophiles despite a tradition of keeping some criminal matters within the close-knit community.

NYPD finds possible clue in hate vandalism

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- New York prosecutors say they are checking more than a case of empty beer bottles for clues in an allegedly anti-Semitic vandalism spree in Brooklyn.

NYC caseworker indicted in girl's death

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- Two New York City child welfare workers are being charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl who was beaten and starved, authorities said Wednesday.

Prosecutors clear ACORN in N.Y. case

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- The community organizing group ACORN did nothing wrong in its dealings with conservative activists posing as a prostitute and a pimp, New York prosecutors said.

Arrests made over fake Obama sneakers

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- Six people have been arrested in New York for the alleged sale of fake Nike sneakers adorned with U.S. President Barack Obama's image, authorities say.

Doctor accused of providing steroids

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A New York doctor violated the law and his medical code by providing illegal steroid prescriptions to hundreds of men, prosecutors allege.

Grand jury to get NYC police sodomy case

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A New York City prosecutor says he has taken claims that police officers sodomized a criminal suspect in a subway to a grand jury.

Police raid uncovers cockfighting factory

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- New York police say a raid of an area building has allegedly uncovered a breeding ground for birds that would take part in illegal cockfighting.
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Charles Joseph Hynes (May 28, 1935) is the current district attorney of Kings County, New York (Brooklyn). A Democrat, Hynes first elected to office in 1989 and is currently serving a fifth term.

Hynes attended St. Ann's Academy (now Archbishop Molloy High School) in Briarwood, Queens. He received his J.D. from St. John's University in Jamaica, Queens.

Hynes worked for the Legal Aid Society before joining the Kings County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney in 1969. In 1971, Hynes was appointed as Chief of the Rackets Bureau and later was named First Assistant District Attorney.

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