Saturday, October 21, 2006


The Rat Turns on the Other Rats

October 11, 2006
Feldman's Testimony
The Law Journal is up first with details on the breakthrough in the Clarence Norman case that I reported earlier.

Hynes has agreed to drop all charges against Jeff Feldman, now seen as the "messenger" for Norman's wrongdoing.

Key quote:

"Any judge who has done something they shouldn't have could be nervous," the source said. "Nothing happened that he didn't know about, good or bad."

Posted by Ben Smith at October 11, 2006 10:06 PM

Good lawyering! When Feldman, so clearly targeted, gets to walk away, it seems to me that his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, has worked at least minor magic.

Posted by: Daniel Millstone at October 11, 2006 11:06 PM

now they can throw out the crappy indictment they have and get something real. supreme is where the action is

Posted by: Anonymous at October 12, 2006 09:20 AM

What will Vito do with Jeff now? He kept him on while under indictment since he had not been convicted. Now that the DA has declared him not guilty of any crime, can Vito fire him? But if he keeps him on, can anybody trust that Jeff isn't reporting everything back to the DA?

Posted by: anon at October 12, 2006 10:03 AM

Why would tie himself into Norman's corruption? Can Feldman be wired? Hynes has tried that before. Can Feldman blackmale Vito on Judge Herkim Torres?

Posted by: Anonymous at October 12, 2006 10:12 AM

Jeffrey Feldman will continue his job as County Leader oops I mean Executive Director. He is the ultimate confidant for a politican Vito.

Just look at how loyal he was to Clarence Norman and Marty Connor. Threw them both right under the bus when it served his interest.

One day he and his beloved Judge Steinhardt will be down in Boca enjoying their fat governemt pensions laughing all the way to the bank!

Posted by: Brooklyn's The Worst at October 12, 2006 10:27 AM

Jeff Feldman must go now. If Jeff cared he would pack it up and leave with a clean slate. Jeff for the of all involve including yourself. leave now. Or Vito will have no choice move on with your life, if you have one.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 12, 2006 03:46 PM

May 01, 2006
The More Things Change
The Brooklyn Democratic Party is circulating the blank forms elected officials can use to form their campaign committees and circulate petitions, and a reader was struck that the forms don't seem to have changed all that much since Clarence Norman's convictions.

Indeed, the party offers a helfpul head start on a candidates' Committee to Fill Vacancies, the body that chooses a successor in case of death or departure. Already typed into the form is the name of the party's executive director, who remains Norman's long-time deputy, Jeff Feldman.

I've uploaded a copy of the form here.

Posted by Ben Smith at May 1, 2006 04:28 PM

They still haven't cleaned house? That means everything remains the same, as Jeff Feldman is defacto county chair. He was under Norman and remains so today. What is happening with his trial? Why the procrastination on Hynes part?

Posted by: Brooklyn Girl at May 1, 2006 05:01 PM

Not really a big deal, except symbolically. The first name on the committee to fill vacancies is the person who is notified if any objections are filed at the Board of Elections. The Brooklyn
Party offers certain services to its incumbent elected and party officials in connection to the filing of nominating petitions. One of these services is to act as a clearinghouse when such petitions are challenged. This work is done by the Executive Director, Jeff Feldman. As such, his name usually appears first on petitions where the county organization is performing such services, thus expediting the notification process. There is usually not much more significance than that.

Posted by: Gatemouth at May 1, 2006 05:01 PM

As much as I'd love an opportunity to point out a deficiency on the part of Joe Hynes, this is really standard operating procedure. Not so much a big deal.

Posted by: pixie at May 1, 2006 06:30 PM

It is the lowering of standards and morality that allows people like Feldman remain in the Democratic Party. There is no behavior or act that would turn anyone on the inside of Brooklyn politics today against another insider. Even stealing from the dead widows and children is greeted with a wink by fellow insiders.

Why not the press almost never writes about the morality and lack of standards of a man under indictment running the Democratic Party in Brooklyn (second in command). Even Tom Delay was removed from his leadership position once he was indicted. The standard answer by the pol is that Feldman is on indicted not convicted.

Well this handy website show it is not only about the indictment is it about two decades of undemocratic behavior. Check out this website:

Posted by: Anonymous at May 1, 2006 09:29 PM

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