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Monday, January 20, 2014

Brooklyn - DA Thompson Appoints New Prosecutor In Sam Kellner Extortion Case

Keeping in line with his campaign rhetoric that consistently pointed to the case as having been “botched” by the previous administration, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson has appointed a new prosecutor to take a closer look at the extortion case against Samuel Kellner.

The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports that Thompson has tapped Kevin O’Donnell, a prosecutor from the sex crimes division, to head up Kellner’s case going forward.

Over the course of the past three years, Kellner has gone from “whistleblower” on sexual abuse within Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community to defendant facing extortion and bribery charges.

Upon hearing the news, Kellner’s lawyer Niall Mac Giollabhui said Thompson, “probably wants a fresh pair of eyes to look at this case.”

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