John O’Hara, an attorney and former gadfly to the Brooklyn political establishment, has renewed his efforts to vacate a 16-year-old illegal voting conviction that he says was the result of a selective prosecution in violation of his constitutional rights (See Motion).

“The present totality of evidence” showed that former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes “singled out O’Hara for prosecution, as an act of political retribution, while turning a blind eye to similar acts by others, including, most extraordinarily, himself and others in his own prosecutorial office,” said O’Hara’s attorney, Joel Rudin of Manhattan.

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