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.
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A secretly recorded tape of an alleged serial pedophile making incriminating statements to one of his victims has apparently “gone missing” from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.
That bombshell revelation came from chasidic abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner’s lawyers in court Tuesday morning, when the Brooklyn district attorney asked for and received an adjournment of Kellner’s case until the first week in January, when DA-elect Ken Thompson takes office.
Despite optimism that Congress would quickly pass legislation authorizing federal financial assistance to synagogues and other houses of worship damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the bill is bottled up in the Senate after overwhelming passage in the House last February.