Charles Hynes, the political hack who masqueraded for six terms as a district attorney in the banana republic of Brooklyn, NY, improperly used "money seized from drug dealers and other criminal defendants to pay a political consultant more than $200,000 for his work on Mr. Hynes’s unsuccessful re-election campaign last year" according to an investigative report by city investigators which has been referred to the attorney general for possible criminal prosecution on a felony larceny charge as reported by The New York Times.
Hynes has become "the new poster boy for New York political corruption" as reported by Michael Goodwin for the New York Post:
As the report shows, Hynes erased all the boundaries between being a prosecutor, a pol and a crook. It was all the same thing to him -- it was his personal mafia.
Meanwhile, the disgraced prosecutor is "in hiding" following the report's disclosure as reported by Oren Yaniv for the Daily News: "'he's underground,' said a close confidant of Hynes," and "'he's not talking to anybody.'"