Charles Hynes, Brooklyn DA, To Lead ACORN Investigation

11/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • James T. Madore Newsday

State officials are letting Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes take the lead on investigating ACORN, though state money going to the group has been frozen.

Hynes began a criminal probe Monday after ACORN employees in Brooklyn were caught advising conservative activists posing as a prostitute and her pimp to lie about the woman's occupation to get housing aid.

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