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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

Manhattan Institute


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