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DA Gonzalez honors Justice Alexander Jeong during Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration

May 24, 2019 By Rob Abruzzese
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As has become the tradition of Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, his office hosted a celebration for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at Brooklyn Law School on Wednesday night at which he honored Justice Alexander Jeong.

Justice Jeong is a former assistant district attorney in Brooklyn who was appointed to Kings County Criminal Court in 2005 and reappointed in 2010. He sits in the Court of Claims and became the first Asian Pacific American to serve as deputy administrative judge in the New York City Criminal Court.

Eric Gonzalez with Brooklyn Law School Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton.

In addition to the judge, Gonzalez’s office also honored Maggie Gu, the owner of Park Asia on Eighth Avenue, and Capt. Tao Chen, executive officer of the 71st Precinct.

This is the third year that Gonzalez has held such an event. In its inaugural year, his office honored Justice Randall Eng, former presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, and last year it honored Justice Sanket Bulsara, magistrate judge for the Eastern District of New York.

The program, as usual, was held at Brooklyn Law School. Judge Jeong gave an inspirational and heartfelt keynote address and Hui’s Lion Dancing of New York performed the lion dance.

Eric Gonzalez with Justice Alexander Jeong.

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