Before Henna White was the Jewish liaison for the Brooklyn DA, there was Charles Posner. Hynes rewards loyalty by giving jobs to the children of employees. So he hired Posner’s son, Mark Posner, as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA). Based on today’s New York Post story (7/29/13) I would say Mark is sleazy and dumber than a doorknob. I say sleazy, because this married guy routinely procured prostitutes. I say dumb because he used his office phone. When the DA’s rackets burea was conducting an investigation into an unrelated matter they stumbled on these phone records. Posner could have avoided this by using his personal cell phone.
According to Josh Saul, “After Posner got caught, he was transferred from the hard-charging rackets bureau to the much less prestigious early case-assessment bureau [ECAB], which screens all Brooklyn arrests and directs the cases to the correct bureau.”
The early case-assessment bureau’s work is the first stage for moving an arrest by police into a criminal case. They do routine grunge work. Paralegals handle most of ECAB’s work. New ADAs start there and move up early in their first year, never to return, except to supervise or fill-in during rush periods. Mark Posner was demoted to the bottom of the career ladder.
Menachem M. (Mendy) White, son of the current liaison to the Jewish community, Henna White was also bumped down to ECAB. Mendy, who started at the Brooklyn DA in January 2011, was promoted to trial ADA but didn’t last very long. According to DA sources, his colleagues thought he was incompetent and a mama’s boy. The DA moved him back down to ECAB. He took the hint and started his own private law practice. He announced the move on FaceBook on May 13, 2013. His LinkedIn page says he worked for the KCDA from January of 2011 until June of 2013.
I have often said it is hard to get justice from the Brooklyn DA, Charles Hynes. But for the politically connected, it is pretty easy to get a job.