opinion and publicly available information, often including home addresses, about people most of whom are or were government officers or employees


In a one-act play, district attorney is shown charging the jury. Most of the people on this page are or were local prosecutors.


    1. Welcome to the Bronx.

      One visits the Bronx, the Netherlands, the Sudan. One used to visit the Ukraine but its government now invites people to visit Ukraine.

    2. 15 December 2003, New York City, Bronx

      Bronx County District Attorney Robert T. Johnson, black, man, no facial hair except mustache, has four sons, resides in the Bronx with his family, wife is Bronx Supreme (trial) Court judge Dianne Renwick. Dianne Theresa Renwick, age 37, seems to live at:
      84 Beech Tree Lane, Pelham NY 10803, phone (914) 738-9490.
      Johnson lives at that address. Did the district attorney's wife buy her judgeship?

  2. KINGS county district attorney

    (Brooklyn D.A.)
    1. Jonah Bruno, Assistant Director of the Office of Public Information of the Brooklyn D.A. (number two press officer for the Brooklyn D.A.). 2007may10

      JONAH BRUNO, 44 KENT ST, 03/12/2002, KEESEVILLE, NY 12944 (518) 834-5287

      JONAH BRUNO, (845) 679-6521

      JONAH BRUNO, 114 TINKER ST, 03/11/2004, WOODSTOCK, NY 12498 (845) 679-6521

      JONAH BRUNO, 3475 ROUTE 212, WOODSTOCK, NY 12498 (845) 679-6521

      The famous, multi-day, rock and folk music Woodstock Music and Art Fair, nicknamed Woodstock Festival, was at Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel village, in Sullivan County, in August 1969. Later, Alan Gerry bought the concert grounds for the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Woodstock Festival was not in Woodstock village, which is in Ulster County.

    2. Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney's Investigator Thomas Dades 2007may28

      He is a consultant who was paid by the Brooklyn D.A.'s office to work on specific cases. As of 28 May 2007, he may have decided not to work for the D.A. any more.


      This property may have been owned in the names of Thomas and another person. As nearly as we can tell, ownership of the house recently may have changed so that Thomas is no longer an owner. We think that Thomas may have given his half of the house to the other person. A document which may show this is NYC REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX dated 6 March 2007 (only 10 days after 24 February 2007, when NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau Captain Dan Carione contacted prosecutor Michael Vecchione about Thomas Dades) and recorded or filed 17 April 2007. The house is in Staten Island and the document seems to have been filed or recorded in Manhattan. If Thomas works in Brooklyn and lives in a house in Staten Island, why was the document filed or recorded in Manhattan? We guess that maybe one possibility is that Thomas used a Manhattan lawyer to handle this matter.

    3. Hynes
      2006nov6, Brooklyn D.A.

      1. Introduction

        Brooklyn (Kings county) Distrrict Attorney Charles J. Hynes, photo, white, man, no facial hair, overweight, white hair, born and raised in Brooklyn. His public service career started in 1963 as a Legal Aid lawyer. He married over 43 years ago. His wife is registered nurse Patricia L. Pennisi.

      2. Addresses

        He may have lived at HYNES, CHARLES J; 61 OLIVER STREET (east of Shore Road Park), APT # 4M, BROOKLYN NY 11209-6568. He may have owed to REPUBLIC CONSUMER LENDING GROUP, INC.; ONE HANSON PLACE, BROOKLYN NY 11243.

        BROOKLYN / KINGS block 6099, lot 51, 61 OLIVER STREET.

        He may have lived at HYNES, CHARLES J; 317 EAST 17TH STREET, BKLYN NY. BROOKLYN / KINGS block 5148, lot 47, 317 EAST 17 STREET. He may have owed to MANHATTAN SAVINGS BANK, 415 MADISON AVENUE, NY NY.

        PATRICIA PENNISI Born Feb 1941, 2146 62ND ST, 03/01/2005, BROOKLYN, NY 11204 Kings County (718) 331-4132.

      3. Hynes's bookie remarks

        1. Introduction

          Several years ago, there was a newspaper article in which Hynes was quoted talking about a prosecution, by his office, of a bookie. Making book is a crime in New York. We don't precisely remember the article but we approximately remember. Hynes explained that the defendant wasn't just a bookie, he was connected to the Mafia's Genovese crime family. Thus, Hynes continued, people who used that bookie were helping to bring cocaine into the city. There were problems with Hynes's remarks. The Genovese crime family was not then, and we guess still is not, involved in cocaine or other drug crimes. Moreover, drug crime tends to be highly profitable to those Mafia crime families which engage in it. Mafia drug dealing is not a money-losing activity which Mafia crime families subsidize with bookie-related income. The amount of a crime family's bookie income has no effect on the amount of that family's drug crime. Hynes managed to slander a Mafia crime family. We don't know if Hynes's drug remark was a lie intended to poison the public's attitude toward the defendant before the trial begaan, or an innocent mistake. The article was in a newspaper. We don't know if it was on the Web. The article partly resembles other news about Hynes's anti-bookie activities.

        2. 6 February 2005 press release

          A 6 February 2005 press release by Brooklyn D.A. Hynes's office, "KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHARLES J. HYNES, RICHMOND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DANIEL M. DONOVAN, AND POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY ANNOUNCE TAKEDOWN [arrest] OF 12 SUSPECTS FOR RUNNING ILLEGAL SUPER BOWL BETTING OPERATIONS AS PART OF OPERATION 'KINGS FLUSH' ". That press release describes the arrest at nine locations of twelve suspects for promoting gambling. According to the press release, "These NYC operations were bringing in over $100 million per year.". We guess that that sum is total sales (in other words, total bets), not profit.

          "Six of the locations were run by Asian suspects and the other three locations were operated by more traditional organized crime suspects." The sentence implies that Asians are traditional organized crime suspects when it says that the other people are "more traditional" organized crime suspects. We can only guess why the Brooklyn D.A. did not specify in its press release the geographical origin of the "more traditional" organized cirme suspects and the name of their crime organization. Because Hynes's office describes the tradional organized crime suspects as Asians, we suppose that his office would describe the more traditional organized crime suspects as Europeans or maybe North Americans.

          In that press release, Richmond (Staten Island) District Attorney Donovan bragged, "... we [he, Hynes, Kelly, and the three government agencies that they run] were able to shut down this illegal betting enterprise, the profits of which can often go to fund other illicit activities." He said that the shut-down enterprises's profits "can" often go, not that they ever did go even once, to fund other illicit activities. If the profits had ever gone to fund other illicit activities, Donovan gave no examples. The press release does not claim that anyone will be prosecuted for funding other illicit activities with profits derived from the arrested people. Why not?

          Donovan is trying to mischaracterize the outcome of Hynes's bookie-related, anti-Mafia work as a big sucsess by wrongly implying that Hynes is indirectly obstructing nonbookie crime of the Mafia. In our below discussion of an 11 January 2001 Canarsie Courier article, we compare two sums ($30 million in annual bets for 2001, $100 million in annual bets for 2005) in light of Hynes's claim that his office's raids are successful.

        3. 7 February 2005 message posted in forum, seemingly based on Newsday newspaper article

          The 6 February 2005 press release discussed above is related to a message posted in a Web forum. The 7 February 2005 message, dated by the sender 6 February 2005, was posted at the Online Players Union Forums website. The message seems originally to have been a Newsday newspaper article which once had URL,0,205885.story?coll=nyc-homepage-breaking2. According to the posted message, "Bets were taken for ... games, Hynes said, with the Super Bowl the biggest cash cow. Organized crime [Gambino and Genovese rings, according to the message] funneled the proceeds into prostitution, drugs and other operations, said Hynes ...".

          Despite his claims, Hynes seemingly gave no example of Brooklyn bookie proceeds funneled into prostitution, drugs and other Gambino or Genovese operations.

          A cow gives milk often (twice daily) but may give only a little milk and the milk may be low in fat. Some dairy famers are poor. Some dairy famers go out of business. A cash cow is, more or less, a dependable or steady source of income, not necessarily a source of high income. A source of little income may be a cash cow if that source is dependable or steady. The Super Bowl is a football game played once annually. In the posted message, Hynes refers to Super Bowl betting as the biggest cash cow. Because the Super Bowl game is played only once annually, Super Bowl betting income is occasional. Therefore, it's not a cash cow. Incidentally, the New York City Council is the Brooklyn D.A.'s cash cow. Hynes seems to use the term "cash cow" to mean a source of much cash (cash which organized crime then funnels to other, illegal activities such as drugs and prostitution). Therefore, in our discussion below, we will use the term "cash cow" as Hynes seems to mean it: a source of much cash. As far as we know, all or at least most Mafia businesses are cash cows (in the Hynesian sense). The Mafia's business model is not to get vacant land, pay tax and insurance on the land for twenty-five years, then sell the land. If a business is not a cash cow (in the Hynesian sense), why would the Mafia get involved? According to Hynes, there seem to be New York City Mafia drug and prostitution businesses with a cash flow problem, so cash is funneled to them from an unrelated business such as a Brooklyn bookie. Cash flow problems sometimes result from selling on credit. As far as we know, drugs and sex usually are sold for cash. Cash flow problems sometimes result from a big delay between expense and resulting income. For example, a farmer can spend money in the spring but not sell his crop (and thus get income) until the fall. The farmer may have a cash flow problem for much of the year. As far as we know, illicit drugs usually are sold soon after they are bought or manufactured. As far as we know, the Mafia doesn't have a big problem with cash flow.

          We don't want to be picky about the term "cash cow". Hynes's basic claim, which is that OKF (Operation Kings Flush) suceeds impressively, is wrong regardless of whether he correctly uses the bovine metaphor.

          According to the posted message, "'Joe the bookie is a nice guy,' said Hynes ...". Even when Hynes compliments bookies, he has no evidence and is often wrong. Twelve people, none of whom (according to the posted message) were named Joe, were arrested. Therefore, we guess that Hynes means the average bookie when he says "Joe" (just as the Reader's Digest means the average liver in an article entitled "I am Joe's liver"). Bookies make money not because of their personality but because many people enjoy gambling. Do police reports of the arrested twelve people describe them as nice guys? Does excellent research about Brooklyn bookies describe them as nice guys? Who really knows if Brooklyn's bookies are nice guys? Why did Hynes call Joe the bookie a nice guy? Hynes continued talking about Joe, the bookie: " he's totally indebted to organized crime." In other words, Joe (the average bookie) is totally indebted to organized crime. We don't know if the arrested people were criminals. If they were, they seem to have been organized into at least one bookie organization. Thus, they were organized crime, a bookie organization that was criminal.

          The organization is a bookie. Also, each person who takes a bet on behalf of the organization (for example, Joe) is a bookie at least to a customer who places a bet. A customer thinks of the person he deals with as abookie.

          We know what a debt is. What does Hynes mean when he says that "Joe" is "totally indebted"? If Joe were ten percent indebted, what would that mean? Ten percent of what? The totality of what? We don't know what Hynes means when he says that Joe is totally indebted.

          Prosecutors described the raids as a $100-million-dollar bust of organized crime. We guess that the term "$100-million-dollar bust" doesn't mean that Hynes's raiders have $100 million dollars that the raiders took from the busted (arrested) people. The posted message does not tell the facts relied on by prosecutors to conclude 100 million.

          Elsewhere on this page, we discuss a 2001 Canarsie Courier article in which there is a $30 million dollar Hynes claim. Although the amount of money annually bet has grown much from 2001 to 2005, Hynes brags. If OKF, which has been going on since 1991, were successful, it seems that the amount bet would decline from 2001 to 2005, not rise much. We don't understand the factual basis of Hynes's pride in OKF.

        4. WBOC16, Associated Press

          According to news from WBOC16's website, eleven people were arrested and the focus, according to Hynes, was on members of Brooklyn's Califano "crime family". "Crime family" does not mean Italian crime organization or gang. A crime family is a gang which belongs to a syndicate the member gangs of which decide which gangs belong. As far as we know, the Califano crime organization is solitary (not a member of a syndicate which decides which gangs belong to it). For example, the Califano crime organization does not belong to the Mafia. Therefore, the Califano crime organization is not a crime family. The term "crime famuily", when used correctly to refer to a gang in America, almost always is used for gangs which belong to the Mafia. In an 11 January 2001 Canarsie Courier article that we briefly discuss below, the Califano crime organization is referred to as the Califano Organization but not as a crime family. Hynes owes the Califano crime organization (and its employees and owner[s]) an apology for wrongly implying that the organization is part of the Mafia. It is not a member of the Mafia. As far as we know, it is not a member of any other criminal syndicate. There is a difference between doing business with the Mafia and belonging to it. Hynes should also apologize to the public (for example, his Brooklyn constituents) for publishing misinformation about the Mafia. The Califano Organization is not a crime family. Hynes should be careful not to exaggerate his antiMafia efectiveness.

          In any event, despite much work by the Hynes team ("... a massive 16-month operation called Operation Kings Flush ..."), according to WBOC16, only "... thousands of dollars ..." in cash and equipment were seized. These seizures seem tiny, especially for New York.

          WBOC's article is undated but was copyright in 2006 by the Associated Press, which suggests that the arrrests may have been in 2006 or late 2005. When Operation Kings Flush publicity comes out, it usually comes out in January or February.

        5. 11 January 2001 Canarsie Courier article

          According to an 11 January 2001 article, "D.A. Pulls Early Raids On Pre-Super Bowl Betting", at the Canarsie Courier's website, the raided bookie organizations supposedly were the Califano Organization mainly and the Avenue P Organization also. District Attorney Hynes "... called illegal gambling the 'cash cow' or [sic, should be "of"] organized crime which funds other illicit operations.". According to that website, raiders seized, among other things, almost $40,000 in cash. This amount of money is tiny in light of:

          1. 13 places raided, 75 police officers working, and 11 people arrested
          2. Approximately six months of investiation (Augsut 2000 to 10 January 2001)
          3. the two bookie organizations' supposedly high gross income; especially, $30 million dollars yearly in bets for the Califano Organization.

            Incidentally, notice that the bookie organization raided four years later (namely, in 2005) seems to have taken in $100 million in bets, according to the February 2005 press release. Hynes claims that the OKF raids are successful and have a disruptive effect but the total bets per year seem to have increased much from 2001 to 2005. OKF started in 1991. How does he measure the amount of OKF success and the amount of disruption?

          4. The New York City setting.

          In remarks about Brooklyn and nearby areas, Hynes called illegal gambling "the" cash cow of organized crime. The truth is that illegal gambling is a dependable or staeady source of income (in other words, a cash cow) for some, not all, crime organizations. Many crime organizations have nothing to do with illegal gambling. Sometimes illegal gambling is not a dependable or steady source of income for a crime organization, so that income is not a cash cow. When illegal gambling is a cash cow of a crime organization in or near Brooklyn, that cash cow may be one of others. A crime organization may have a herd of cash cows. Regardless of what Hynes says, illegal gamling is not "the" cash cow of orgnized crime. Notice that Hynes supplied no evidence to support his claim that illegal gambling is "the" cash cow of organized crime. Hynes is wrong both in the correct sense of cash cow (a steady, dependable source of income) and in the sense in which he seems to use the term (a source of much cash).

          The raiders seized bookie organizations' books and records, acording to the aticle. For example, D.A. raiders seized betting slips valued in excess of $90,000, representing bets taken on just one game. A lot of bettors will be unhappy, especially the ones who placed winning bets but will never collect because the D.A. confiscated the records, according to the article.

          By the way, the article implies that even a losing bettor might be unhappy. We don't know why a losing bettor would be unhappy that slips and other records wre seized. Does the D.A. know who placed bets, so that bettors are unhappy that the D.A. knows that they betted illegally? By the way, consider the actual results of confiscating a bookie's betting records, which confiscation prevents paying winning bettors. The short-term effect is a windfall for whoever has the money. The ones with the money must have cried all the way to the bank. In the short run, the money-holders are enriched by their inability to pay winning bets. In the long run, failure to pay winners will cause many winners to get a new bookie. When a bookie organization is destroyed, many of its customers get a new bookie. In the long run, these raids reduce the number of customers (we don't know how much) and raise some Mafia expenses. However, Brooklyn bookies aren't going to run out of customers. As a society becomes richer, more money is available for luxuries such as sports gambling. We guess that, regardless of the disadvantages of gambling, sports gambling (including criminal sports gambling) is a growth industry in those parts of America where disposable income is growing.

        6. 26 January 2003 press release

          District Attorney Charles J. Hynes announced the arrests of nine people for illegally gambling on the Super Bowl football game. According to the press release from Hynes's office, law enforcement officials "estimate" (guess) that illegal gambling "generates" (is) "as much as" (not more than) $15 billion a year in New York City. The press release failed to say that some illegal gambling is not criminal, and much criminal gambling has nothing to do with the Mafia or other organized crime.

          Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for organized crime and their biggest source of cash to fund their other illicit activities, Hynes claimed. It is "the cash cow" of organized crime, said Hynes. These remarks by Hynes support our conclusion, explained elsewhere in this page, that Hynes incorrectly uses the term "cash cow". Notice that Hynes referred to "organized crime", only a tiny part of which is the Mafia. In a different sentence, Hynes claimed that this money that "mob families" (he seems to mean Mafia crime families) make on Super Bowl Sunday will go toward funding their other illegal activities including drug trafficking, loan-sharking and prostitution. Those Hynes remarks wrongly imply that, by his attacks on some Brooklyn bookies' crime organizations, he is reducing the Mafia's non-gambling, illegal activities including drug trafficking, loan-sharking, and prostitution. The truth is that Hynes's attacks on Brooklyn bookies's crime organizations are not reducing the Mafia's non-gambling, illegal activities including drug trafficking, loan-sharking, and prostitution. Hynes is uttering falsehoods to trick people into thinking he's more effective against organized crime (for exampel, the Mafia) than he is.

          Hynes uses the jarrgon "rush", "addiction", and "epidemic" to describe gambling. America's number one adolescent gambling problem is sports betting, Hynes said. We have no idea where Hynes gets his information or how he defines "adolescent" and "gambling problem". Hynes did not say what the numbers two and three adolescent gambling problems are (lotteries, for example?), or what the most common forms of non-problem adolescent gambling are (cards? dice?). How does Hynes distinguish adolescent gambling that is a problem from adolescent gambling that isn't? Acording to the website, adolescent means "growing to manhood or womanhood; youthful". Suppose a youthful man owns a horse which sometimes wins a race he pays to enter the horse in, causing the man to sometimes win money. Is that adolescent sports gambling a problem according to Hynes? Suppose adolescent horse-riders meet. The riders each put money into a pot, agreeing that the winner will get the money in the pot. Is that sports gambling an example of what Hynes calls adolescent problem gambling? One of the definitions of "adolescent" is "youthful". Is it a problem (apart from illegality) if two, youthful adults make a bet; for example, on a billiards game they are having or on the outcome of a sports event?

          According to Hynes, should an American university be a bookie and should professors facilitate gambling by adolescent students? When one looks beyond form to the underlying substance, the University of Iowa is a bookie. A bet's a bet even if one calls betting "buying a contract". Anyone on earth can use the University's IEM to bet on the outcome of an election. We guess that someone in Brooklyn bet using the University's IEM.

          Some Jewish parents in Brooklyn encourage their children to gamble with money as part of celebrating Chanukah. This is a custom in no way required by the religion. The gambling is done with a four-sided top called a dreidel, so that there are four possible outcomes to each spin of the top. For example, one outcome is that the child-gambler wins half of the pot. Parents give their children coins called Chanukah gelt to bet in their Chanukah gambling game. Chanukah chidren's dreidel gambling is celebrated in Hayyim Nahman Bialik's poetry and in children's songs. An excerpt from a Jewish childen's song sung in Brooklyn follows.

            "Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play.

            "It [the dreidel] has a lovely body, with leg so short and thin. When it gets all tired [loses angular velocity], it drops [stops spinning, then falls with one side up] and then I win [money]!".

          Notice that the child-singer finds his gambling paraphernalia, the dreidel, beautiful. There are Braille dreidels for blind, Jewish children. Dreidels are sold over the Internet and in Judaica stores and synagogues. We guess that most dreidels used in Brooklyn, which is in New York state, are made outside New York State. Some Jewish children are told that the gambling memorializes Macabees' (ancient, Israeli, guerilla soldiers) gambling while hiding in Judean, mountain caves.

          According to Hynes's logic, is dreidel gambling a kind of adolescent problem gamblinga or a cause of adolescent problem gambling? Do Brooklyn's Jewish children deserve Hynes's protection from adolescent problem gambling and other problem gambling? According to Hynes's view of gambling, what kind of parent would encourage his child to gamble? If Hynes ignores Chanukah gambling (as we guess he cynically does), does he do so because Jews are politically powerful in Brooklyn? Do the Jewish child-gamblers develop addiciton, rushes, epidemics, or adolescent problem gambling more often than children who don't gamble? Is dreidel gambling, or adult encouragement of that gambling, legal in Brooklyn? Dreidel gambling is a game of chance which is not required by the Jewish religion, merely a custom. Hynes knows as much about adolescent gambling and problem gambling as he does about cows.

          The press release says, "This year [2003], among other arrests, the District Attorney’s Office raided an operation in Flushing, Queens, which was run by an Asian group. It was found that on just one night last week, more than $300,000 was bet there. .... Arrests were also made at six other locations." What was the geographical character of the bookie groups at the other six locations? We appreciate demographic studies of crime. Were any of the raided, bookie operations run by, for example, North American or European groups? In a 2005 message posted to a Web forum, which message was based on a Newsday newspaper article, Asians were mentioned because they were used to avoid detection (because they spoke to each other in an Asian language, we guess). Is that why Asians were mentioned in the 2003 press release?

          The press release says, "The investigation that led to these arrests is part of 'Operation Kings Flush,' a joint effort ... that has been successful for more than 10 years.". The release doesn't tell us what criteria Hynes's office used to decide if OKF (Operation Kings Flush) has been successful for more than 10 years. Success is achieving one's goal. We guess that Hynes's main goal for OKF is to reduce Mafia profit from Brooklyn activity. Hynes did not tell us OKF's effects on that profit. Thus, it is impossible to know if OKF succeeded. According to the press release: in an industry with billions of dollars in locally placed bets, OKF personnel arrested several, seemingly low-ranking criminals. Those arrested people do not belong to the Mafia. They are part of an orgnization which is affiliated with the Mafia. If the Mafia finds or develops new bookie organizations, we guess that the Mafia will have little or no long run harm from OKF. If the Mafia does not find or develop new bookie organizations, we guess that the Mafia will have long run harm from OKF. The long run harm wouuld be less bookie-related profit than the Mafia would otherwise have. If there were much, long run harm to the Mafia from OKF, the Mafia would stop its bookie-related activities in Brooklyn. As far as we know, the Mafia hasn't stopped. According to the 2003 press release, OKF is more than ten years old. Furthermore, OKF continued after 2003. OKF did not result in the conviction of Mafia members, as far as we know. Organized crime (including, as far as we know, the Mafia) still profits from Brooklyn bookie organizations. Therefore, the 2003 press release is wrong in its claim that OKF is successful. In conclusion based on our idea of success (namely, whether OKF has achieved Hynes's goal): >OL>

        7. Hynes does not supply the Mafia profit information necessary to know if OKF has succeeded.
        8. Based on the slight information provided by Hynes's office, OKF has not succeeded.

        OKF is successful if Hynes defines OKF success as: (1) not substantially reducing Mafia profit from bookie-related activity in Brooklyn (Hynes supplies no evidence to show a substantial reduction) , and (2) arresting people who do not belong to the Mafia.

        "Operation Kings Flush" contains "KIngs Flush". What, if anything, does "Kings Flush" mean? In card games, a flush is a certain set of cards. Flushes are often named after the two, highest ranking cards in the flush. A flush cannot have two kings. Thus, as far as we know, there is no such thing in cards as a kings flush. We guess that the term "Kings Flush" has nothing to do with cards. Brooklyn is Kings County. Maybe the Kings in Kings Flush refers to Kings County. We don't know what, if anything, the term "Kings Flush" means.

        The press release gives names and addresses of arrested people and implies that those people are in the Mafia ("mob family" according to the press release). They are not in the Mafia or in a mob family (in other words, they are not Mafia members). In court papers, the defendants are not even accused of being part of a crime family (for example, a Mafia crime family). One is not a Mafia member because one works for a bookie organization that does business with the Mafia. The CIA worked with a Mafia member (Rosselli, we vaguely remember having read) to try to murder Castro. The CIA employees involved in the murder attempt were neither in the Mafia nor in another group of mob families. One isn't in a mob family because one works with or cooperates with a Mafia member even if the purpose is a murder. In these OKF raids, most of the arrested people worked for an organization whose boss worked with (but did not belong to) the Mafia, acording to our understanding of the truth underneath Hynes's statements. Before any trial, Hynes smeared the arrested people's reputations, perhaps in the hope of denying them a fair trial. He should apologize and pay compensation.

      4. Conclusion

        The Mafia is a minute part of organized crime, often different in important ways from most, organized crime. A mob is not organized but the term, "the mob", often means the Mafia, which is organized. Hynes and Donovan often seem to mean Mafia when they use the terms "organized crime" and "the mob". We don't know why Hynes and Donovan often use misleading jargon.

        Usually, police investigate and arrest, and prosecutors prosecute. Usually, prosecutors are not in charge of an investigation, especially if police officers do the investigating. In the anti-bookie investigations discussed above, prosecutor Hynes's office seems to have been in charge. We don't know why.

        In brief conclusion, important bookie-related statements by Hynes and Donovan are wrong, little money was obtained from the bookies (compared to the duration and amount of of law enforcement work, and the amount of money supposedly involved in those businesses), and we don't know why the D.A.'s office told the geographical origin of Asians but not of other people. Hynes and Donovan bragging about their anti-Mafia activities (for example, in the 6 February 2005 press release discussed above) remind us of a joke about a mouse and an elephant.

  3. Regina KELLY

    6 April 2004, KELLY, REGINA V
    † BROOKLYN, NY 11217
    political contribution 10/20/2000 $25 Check

    REGINA V KELLY Born 1942, 200 WYCKOFF ST, 08/16/2003, BROOKLYN, NY 11217

  4. Brooklyn D.A. investigator Joseph Ponzi 2007may7

    JOSEPH J PONZI Born Oct 1955, 155 DAWSON CIR, 04/18/2003, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10314 (718) 698-7925

    JOSEPH J PONZI Born May 1941, 155 NELSON ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11231 (718) 596-0206, (718) 596-1630, (718) 596-0206.

  5. Jerry Schmetterer, spokesman of Brooklyn District Attorney 2007may7

    JERRY S SCHMETTERER, 500A 87TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10128 (212) 717-0388

    JERRY S. SCHMETTERER Born Apr 1944, 21 JILL DR (near Elrod Drive), 10/06/2004, WEST NYACK, Rockland County, NY 10994-2810, (845) 353-0682, (845) 353-2643. This address is less than a mile's drive from a recent home address of Garry F. McCarthy of the Newark PD: 38 EAST ST, WEST NYACK, Rockland county, NY 10994-2410, (845) 624-5229. Both addresses are a little north of Townline Road.

  6. Kings County (Brooklyn) Assistant District Attorney MICHAEL FRANCIS VECCHIONE


    1. Introduction

      He works in Nassau County 11040. He may have been born about 1960.

    2. Possible Address

      MICHAEL F VECCHIONE, 641 DOUGLAS RD, 03/01/2005, CHAPPAQUA, Westchester County, NY 10514. (914) 238-4117.

      MICHAEL F VECCHIONE, 54 LYNNCLIFF RD, 03/12/2002, HAMPTON BAYS, Suffolk County, NY 11946 (631) 723-3484

      MICHAEL F VECCHIONE, 317 PHILADELPHIA AVE, 04/15/2001, MASSAPEQUA PARK, Nassau County, NY 11762

      MICHAEL F VECCHIONE, 8042 213TH ST, 03/11/2004, QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens County, NY 11427 (718) 736-9319. QUEENS block 7786, lot 69, DWELLING ONLY - 1 FAMILY, 80-42 213TH STREET.

      MICHAEL F VECCHIONE Born 1949, 8823 217TH ST, QUEENS VILLAGE, NY 11427 (718) 468-7771. QUEENS block 10677, lot 3, DWELLING ONLY - 1 FAMILY, 88-23 217TH STREET.


      MICHAEL F VECCHIONE, 132 WILLISTON AVE, 07/22/2003, WILLISTON PARK, Nassau County, NY 11596 (516) 746-7483

      MICHAEL F VECCHIONE, 26 POST AVE, WILLISTON PARK, NY 11596 (516) 248-5692

      MICHAEL F VECCHIONE, 269 HILLSIDE AVE, 08/12/2003, WILLISTON PARK, NY 11596 (516) 741-7575

    3. Possible Date of Birth Michael F Vecchione 1959-10-20 Mineola [zip 11501?], Nassau County, NY
    4. NYS Court Officer: Attorney at Law
      Bar Registration Number:  1960533
      147 HERRICKS RD
      GARDEN CITY PARK [in North Hempstead, Nassau County]
      NY 11040-5210
      United States
      (516) 741-7575
      E-mail Address:	
      Year Admitted in NY:  1985
      [born ~1960?]
      Appellate Division Department of Admission:	2
      Registration Status:	Currently registered
      Next Registration:	Oct 2013


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