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Monday, December 16, 2013

Brooklyn - DA-elect Trying To Prevent Hynes Staffer From Cashing In Unused Vacation

Michael Vecchione

Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn DA-elect Ken Thompson is holding firm with trying to prevent outgoing DA Charles Hynes from paying his rackets chief $285,000 for unused vacation days, but Hynes plans to make the payment anyway.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  Reports that Thompson sent Hynes a letter on Thursday ordering that no payments be paid to outgoing DA employees for more than 52 weeks of unused vacation time.

As previously reported, Michael Vecchione, Hynes’ rackets bureau chief, plans to cash in over one year of unused vacation days that total approximately $285,000.

DA spokesman Jerry Schmetterer said, “We got the letter [Thursday] night and we are reviewing it and we will respond [this] week.”

A Thompson spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Law enforcement stated that about 40 Hynes staffers plan to leave the office before Thompson’s January 1 arrival.

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