Brooklyn prosecutor caught calling prostitution service from office phone

Mark Posner, 37, was exposed for calling a prostitution service when another assistant district attorney recognized his phone number during a routine investigation. (NYPOST.COM)
Mark Posner, 37, was exposed for calling a prostitution service when another assistant district attorney recognized his phone number during a routine investigation. Credit: New York Post

A Brooklyn prosecutor was caught calling a prostitution service from his office phone when a colleague recognized his phone number during a routine investigation of phone records, The New York Post reports.

Mark Posner, 37, was then transferred from the rackets bureau to the early case-assessment bureau. He was not fired and there was no investigation into whether he broke any laws, the Post reports.

“As soon as we learned of this conduct by ADA Mark Posner, District Attorney Charles Hynes immediately suspended him for 10 days without pay, ordered him to seek counseling and transferred him to ECAB,” said DA spokesman Jerry Schmetterer.

Sources tell the Post that he was likely never fired because he is the son of the late Charles Posner, a former judge and top aide to Hynes.

Posner, who is married, was exposed when another assistant district attorney noticed his office phone number as she examined the prostitution service’s phone records in 2009.


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  1. For much sleazier, bawdier shenanigans at the Brooklyn DA during the same period, no division took a back seat to Major Narcotics, where Lawrence Oh, now featured on the ‘Brooklyn DA’ show, was Bureau Chief.

    Between 2007 and 2010, Oh’s right-hand prosecutor was Maria Haymandou, who slept with at least three of the married DA investigators whom she routinely put on the stand as witnesses in grand jury presentations that resulted in hundreds of indictments and guilty pleas. They even trysted in a motel where one of their targets was conducting his drug business.

    Dozens of prosecutions of major drug conspirators would have been threatened because of the appearance of impropriety.

    Remember, truth is an absolute defense to slander, and depositions are a bitch!