A source close to one of the investigations discloses that investigators can’t find the addresses of 32 “Brooklyn District Attorney Neighborhood Office[s]” or any of the leases for such offices
Same source indicates that investigations of DA Hynes’ operations and finances are mushrooming — including audits by NYS and NYC Controllers
Larry Morrish and Jack Malone were present along with DA Hynes to at the opening of a new Brooklyn District Attorney Neighborhood Office at 224 Brooklyn Avenue in late May 2008. Can any other address be associated with the so-called thirty-two (32) neighborhood offices operated by the Brooklyn DA prior to leaving office at the end of 2013 ? That is a question that seems to be perplexing investigators looking into several financial questions associated with the operation of the Brooklyn DA’s Office for several years prior to the end of 2013.
As the Sunday NY Post was quoted in my post below: “Among the issues being looked at is whether Hynes’ opening of the 32 outreach centers was only a political p.r. effort. The centers were closed this year. *** Morrish said he worked in Bay Ridge and did ‘outreach to present the services of the DA’s office to the community.’ He wouldn’t disclose his salary. Records show he wasn’t on the city payroll....” ( See “Hynes probe looks at payments to cronies” by Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein, 6/22/14 [http://nypost.com/2014/06/22/hynes-probe-looks-at-payments-to-cronies/]).” Not reported by the NY Post was what “outreach center” or “Brooklyn District Attorney Neighborhood Office” Mr. Morrish operated out of while he “...worked in Bay Ridge....”
Millions of dollars were expended in the operation of these thirty-two (32) Brooklyn “District Attorney Neighborhood Offices” or “outreach centers.” Where were they ? Who received rent or properly recorded and reported expenses in lieu of rent ?
My source also indicated that both the New York State and New York City Controllers were likely to mount full audits of the Brooklyn DA’s Office finances for an undisclosed period of time prior to the end of 2013. It had previously been reported in the New York Times and other media outlets that the U.S. Attorney, the New York State AG’s Office and the NYC Department of Investigation are looking or have been looking into these matters — and the DOI has completed one report on its earlier investigations ( See “ Inquiry Widens Into Hynes’s Spending as Prosecutor” by Stephanie Clifford, 6/17/14, NY Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/18/nyregion/us-attorneys-join-inquiry-into-spending-of-prosecutor.html?_r=0]). According to Stephanie Clifford’s report in the NY Times, since both Federal and NY State funds might have been misused and/or misapplied by the former Brooklyn DA, both could exercise jurisdiction. Furthermore, since these funds have come from a variety of agencies, auditors, inspectors and/or investigators from various agencies also will be giving close scrutiny to the finances of the Brooklyn DA’s Office.