Abe George suing CBS over 'Brooklyn DA' reality show featuring District Attorney Charles Hynes

A reality show set in Brooklyn is spawning some real-life drama in the political world. Kings County District Attorney hopeful Abe George is suing CBS

The district attorney hopeful says CBS violates state election laws with the TV series.

The district attorney hopeful says CBS violates state election laws with the TV series. (5/14/13)

BROOKLYN - A reality show set in Brooklyn is spawning some real-life drama in the political world.

Kings County District Attorney hopeful Abe George is suing CBS over the series "Brooklyn DA," which will feature current District Attorney Charles Hynes and his staff. George claims the show is nothing more than a long campaign commercial funded by the television network, and that it violates state election laws limiting corporate contributions to $5,000 a year.

CBS released a statement saying, "We are surprised that this candidate would not know about the First Amendment. This is obviously a publicity push by a politician."

The District Attorney's Office also released a statement saying, "Since Mr. George has no record or vision for the office, he must resort to diversionary tactics in an attempt to muster any publicity to jumpstart his flailing campaign."

The six-episode series is scheduled to premiere in two weeks. 

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