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Judge, a former Hynes ADA, admits to misusing city resources

December 19, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Anne Swern. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

A newly elected Brooklyn judge agreed to pay a $2,000 fine after she admitted that while working as an assistant district attorney for former District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, she used her official email account and computer to work on Hynes’ 2013 re-election bid.

Anne Swern, who was elected to the Kings County Civil Court last month, will pay the $2,000 to the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board, according to the Daily News.

In total, Swern sent five emails that violated city law.

“These prohibited emails related to campaign fundraising and contributions; her thoughts regarding a campaign mailer; and on two occasions, her assistance with campaign debate preparation,” COIB said in a statement.

Swern is the 11th former Hynes staffer who has confessed to breaking the law during Hynes’ unsuccessful re-election campaign, the News said.

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