Since my last two postings about Rhonnie (especially Rhonnie Moans… there have been a few developments and few new pieces of information about her past.
According to my sources, Brooklyn DA Charles Joe Hynes intervened and ordered Rhonnie to hand back the prosecution that she took away from Darren Albanese.
Rhonnie still held unrealistic hopes of being kept on in the Thompson administration. She did pull off that feat when Elizabeth Holtzman retired as Brooklyn DA and Joe Hynes fired twelve other Bureau chiefs but not Rhonnie.
She did Joe’s bidding in giving Yehudah Kolko a sweetheart deal where he never was sentenced to a day and was not placed on the sex offender registry even though there were two witnesses willing to testify against him.
She also presided over the disgraceful failure to extradite Avrohom Mondrowitz from Israel in spite of changes in the extradition treaty which made that possible. Mondrowitz remains a sore spot in the community. He is the worst rapist of boys we know about. His victims probably number in the hundreds. Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzky has publicly spoken about knowing of suicides (in the plural) resulting from abuse by Mondrowitz. Technically, the extradition work probably fell to other units. But as Head of Sex Crimes she should have been kicking and screaming to fight for his extradition.
Rhonnie also buttered up Hynes with campaign contributions funneled through her husband, something which is improper, even if technically legal.