Hogan Lovells obtains dismissal of all remaining charges against former New York State Assemblyman

Press releases | 03 December 2019

2 December 2019 – A New York State Supreme Court judge in Manhattan has dismissed all remaining charges against former New York State Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny in a long-running case brought by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Hogan Lovells represented Brook-Krasny in the case.

Today’s dismissal of all remaining misdemeanor charges follows a jury verdict this summer that resulted in the acquittals of all felony charges against  Brook-Krasny.

In April 2017, Brook-Krasny was publicly accused via a press conference of using his employer’s toxicology laboratory to enable doctors at two Brooklyn medical clinics to write opioid prescriptions, in contravention of medical standards that warn against mixing opioid medication with alcohol. The medical director of the subject medical clinics pleaded guilty to Medicare and Medicaid fraud; the clinics he ran allegedly distributed more than 6.3 million pills. 

Brook-Krasny, who faced charges of healthcare fraud, conspiracy, and bribery, mounted a vigorous defense, among other things that he neither had learned of the existence of any conspiracy to distribute opioids nor took any steps to join such a conspiracy. 

“Mr. Brook-Krasny has been vindicated by today’s dismissal of the remaining charges against him,” said Hogan Lovells partner James McGovern, who represented Brook-Krasny. “We have maintained all along that our client was unfairly targeted and prosecuted because of his high profile and history of public service. He has maintained his innocence throughout this long unfortunate case.” 

The Hogan Lovells team was led by James McGovern and Jonathan Coppola.