Charles Hynes

Sam Kellner’s defamation suit calls paper a ‘Pravda for pedophiles.’

Sam Kellner says 2013 article about him was 'low grade character assassination.'

Staff Writer

Sam Kellner, the chasidic sex abuse whistleblower who was indicted in 2011 for extortion, but whose case was dismissed in early 2014, has filed a defamation suit against The Jewish Daily Forward.

Sam Kellner and his lawyers, Michael Dowd and Niall MacGiollabhui.

Wachtler-Hynes Emails Had It Wrong On Kellner

Special To The Jewish Week

Sol Wachtler wasn’t a big fan of The Jewish Week’s coverage of the bribery and extortion prosecution of chasidic child abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner.

Sol Wachtler, left, told former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes that he disagreed with Jewish Week series on chasidic child abuse.

Man Wrongly Convicted Of NY Rabbi’s Murder Receives $10 million Settlement


A man who was wrongly convicted of the 1994 murder of a New York City rabbi and spent 16 years in prison received a $10 million settlement from the city.

Case Reveals Split In DA’s Office

New documents suggest Rackets Division did end-run around Sex Crimes unit in chasidic whistleblower prosecution.

Special Correspondent

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office possessed compelling evidence that the allegations lodged by a key witness against chasidic abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner were false, but used that testimony to indict Kellner anyway, The Jewish Week has learned.

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes: One part of office undermining another? Getty Images

DA-Elect Thompson Urges Hynes To Adjourn Lebovits Case

Asks that ‘no procedural steps to be taken’ in case of alleged abuser.

Special Correspondent

Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Ken Thompson is asking outgoing District Attorney Charles Hynes to seek an adjournment in a high-profile sex abuse case until Thompson takes office in January, The Jewish Week has learned from a source close to Thompson’s transition team.

Ken Thompson, left, wants an opportunity to review controversial case of Baruch Lebovits. Via

Kellner Case Suffers Setback

Assistant district attorney in Hynes’ office tells chasidic whistleblower’s lawyers he and partner are off the case.

Special Correspondent

Prosecutors in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office were set to dismiss the case against chasidic abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner this week for lack of evidence, but were overruled by their supervisor and then reassigned, The Jewish Week has learned.

Sam Kellner, seated at left, with his attorneys Michael Dowd, seated at right, and Niall MacGiollabhui. Hella Winston

New Revelation As Retrial Nears

Lebovits' exchange with alleged abuse victim, caught on a tape not used at trial, seen as damaging to his defense.

Jewish Week Correspondent

A “notorious” alleged chasidic sex abuser, who was sentenced to up to 32 years in jail but got that verdict overturned because of a prosecution violation, has all but admitted on tape to sexually abusing the young man who testified against him, The Jewish Week has learned.

The prosectuion of Baruch Lebovits has been plagued with problems. Photo courtesy New York Daily News

Hynes Revives His Re-Election Campaign

After Democrat loss, Brooklyn DA to seek 7th term as Republican.

Assistant Managing Editor

After conceding defeat to challenger Ken Thompson, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has decided not to pack up his office just yet. He'll campaign for a seventh term as the Republican and Conservative candidate.

Charles Hynes

Kellner Attorneys: Hynes Engaging In ‘Blatant Strategy of Delay’

Chasidic whistleblower lawyers blast Brooklyn DA for stalling on his case.

Jewish Week Correspondent

Lawyers for chasidic whistleblower Sam Kellner have accused the Brooklyn district attorney of engaging in a “blatant strategy of delay” to avoid exposing the “utter shamefulness” of their client’s prosecution ... to the electorate” in advance of this Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes, left. Right, Sam Kellner, seated, and his legal team, Michael Dowd and Niall MacGiollabhui, standing.

Chasidic Whistleblower Trial Postponed

Sam Kellner’s ordeal with the Brooklyn DA continues, as prosecutors investigate his accusers.

Special Correspondent

On Monday, a Brooklyn judge for the second time postponed the start of chasidic abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner’s trial. The move, which effectively delays the trial until after the Democratic primaries in which Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is seeking re-election, came in response to a request from prosecutors to continue an investigation that court documents show they began 10 months ago but did not disclose to Kellner’s attorneys until the eve of his first trial date, July 8. Kellner’s attorneys filed a new motion on July 26 to dismiss several of the charges.

Sam Kellner, left, with his attorney, Michael Dowd (seated), and Dowd¹s associate, Niall MacGiollabhui. Hella Winston
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