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"$56,000 in Cash & Stamps For a Brooklyn Judgeship"



"[Trauma-mill kingpin Norman] Chesler began cooperating with [Brooklyn DA Joe] Hynes's office after he was indicted in two no-fault car insurance scams by then state attorney general Eliot Spitzer's office." Eventually the trail led to a brown envelope filled with cash which Hynes is expected to charge passed as a quid pro quo in exchange for elevation to the Kings County bench. Wayne Barrett in the Voice has a big investigation (via Henry Stern); Gothamist has a brief summary.

One possible lesson to draw, if the charges pan out: injury-fraud rings and related trauma-medicine mills make good targets for investigation. This isn't the first time they've turned out to be linked to wider networks of corruption.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.