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DA Says Judgeships Were Bought

Posted Apr 23, 2007 7:36 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes says a former judge convicted of bribery last week could help prove longtime rumors that judges have had to pay to obtain judgeships.

The New York Law Journal quotes Hynes as saying ex-Judge Gerald Garson and a former assemblyman "have information about the system that they are concealing."

Garson was convicted for accepting cash, dinners and cigars to give a lawyer favored treatment in divorce cases. The ex-assemblyman, Clarence Norman, was convicted of campaign-related improprieties.

Lawyers for the men deny they have any information about corruption.

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