Laurence Laufer Comments on Brooklyn DA Reality Show for Thomson Reuters
March 28, 2013
Partner Laurence Laufer, Director of the Corporate Political Activity Practice Group, was quoted in a story today about an upcoming CBS reality show centering on the Brooklyn DA's office. Abe George, a challenger to incumbent Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes in September's Democratic primary, claims the TV program is an in kind donation of air time. Mr. Laufer expresses doubt that the show violates any campaign finance laws; he cites a 1994 opinion from the state Board of Elections where it was found that radio shock jock Howard Stern would not violate any laws if he promoted his own campaign for governor on his radio show. For the full story click here.