Law & Order
Ken Thompson, the lawyer who represented the sexual assault accuser of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, appears to be quickly moving forward with his campaign against incumbent Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes. Last week, Capital New York reported Mr. Thompson was “considering” the move, and today, he registered a campaign committee that will serve as a fundraising vehicle for the run.
A statewide association of district attorneys voted Cy Vance to be the group’s president-elect, a vote of confidence for the freshman prosecutor who is coming under criticism for his handling of some high profile cases recently.
At the conference for the New York State Association of District Attorneys, the group elected Janet DiFiore of Westchester to be their president, and Cy Vance to be the president after her. (The group votes for its president-elect two years in advance).
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance emailed reporters this afternoon with a copy of the letter it sent to the defense attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, detailing prosecutors’ concerns about the veracity of his accuser.
In a brief press conference outside the Manhattan courthouse this afternoon, District Attorney Cyrus Vance said his office would continue to pursue the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in the face of newly-reported doubts about the credibility of the accuser.
“Today’s proceedings did not dismiss the indictment or any of the charges against the defendant,” he said today, after a judge released Strauss-Kahn on his own recognizance this morning.