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Ex-Brooklyn DA Accused Of Funneling A Whole Lot Of Money To Political Consultant

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The report from the New York City Department of Investigation alleged that Charles J. Hynes, a Democrat, improperly paid the consultant more than $200,000 and could now face larceny charges.

That's not all. The probe also implicated Barry Kamins, described by the New York Times as a "widely respect jurist" in the city, for allegedly violating a judicial code of ethics through his advisory role on the Hynes campaign.

According to the Times, Kamins was relieved of all administrative duties with New York City's criminal courts on Monday. Kamins's lawyer, Paul Shectman, told the Times: "Anyone who knows Barry knows that he would not abuse his judicial position."

The New York Daily News reported that Hynes was "in hiding" after the report came out, and he does not appear to have commented on the allegations.