Brooklyn Prosecutor Claims $230,000 in Unpaid Vacation Days

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The Brooklyn district attorney's right-hand man Michael Vecchione has made a staggering claim for $230,000 pay in unused vacation days, the New York Post reports.

The New York prosecutor is set to retire as the Rackets Bureau Chief after 24 years following the surprise defeat of DA Charles Hynes by Ken Thompson, who is due to take over the position on January 1st.

Thompson called for Vecchione to be fired during his campaign earlier this year, pointing to allegations of misconduct against him, including charges made in a wrongful murder conviction that's currently subject to a federal lawsuit, according to the Daily News.

"Vecchione’s basically said, 'Thompson said he's firing me, so I'm leaving before he can fire me,' " a Hynes source told the Post in November.

Sources said Arnold Kriss, a member of Thompson's transition team, has been in the DA's office checking on Vecchione's time sheets over the years before paying out the huge sum.

Kriss and Vecchione have had "bad blood" between them for years going back to when they were in private practice together, sources say. But Vecchione, who earns $190,000 a year, is said to have hardly ever taken any days off.

During his tenure, Vecchione convicted a string of politicians and judges on corruption charges, including former New York Supreme Court justice Gerald Carson and Brooklyn judge Victor Barron.

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