- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A state judge in Brooklyn has agreed to resign following a complaint that he engaged in political activity and used his office in an attempt to help District Attorney Charles Hynes get re-elected.

New York’s Commission on Judicial Conduct says Supreme Court Justice Barry Kamins will leave office Dec. 1 and agreed not to seek another judicial office.

The commission cites an investigation by the New York City Department of Investigation noting Kamins and Hynes exchanged more than 1,100 emails, most related to Hynes’ campaign.

Hynes was defeated last year by Ken Thompson after a bruising Democratic primary.

Kamins, in a statement, says he’s considering options in the private sector.

A former Brooklyn prosecutor, Kamins has also held administrative posts in New York’s court system.


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