Former Brooklyn DA fined $40,000 for campaign-related violations
The New York City Conflicts of Interest Board announced on Tuesday that it has fined former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes $40,000 for campaign-related violations. The fine is the highest campaign-related penalty in the board’s history.
Hynes admitted to “routine and extensive” use of the city’s resources during his 2013 re-election campaign and to having subordinates use city time and resources during his 2013 re-election campaign that he ultimately lost to Ken Thompson.
“Hynes admits to routine and extensive use of city resources for his 2013 reelection campaign and to having his city subordinates use city time and city resources for activities related to the campaign,” the board said in a statement.
The board also announced settlements with four of members of Hynes’ former staff including one person who is still a member of the Brooklyn DA’s Office.