By Dawn Cranfield
Judge Judy’s Son, District Attorney Adam Levy, Accused of Interfering in Child Rape Case
District Attorney, Adam Levy, is being accused of unethical conduct by Sheriff Donald Smith for interfering in a child rape case. Levy is the son of the popular Judy Sheindlin from the wildly popular reality court television show, Judge Judy.
The controversy centers around Alexandru Hossu who is being investigated for the charges of the rape of a 12-year-old in 2010 and accusations he is an illegal immigrant from Romania. It is believed his Visa expired some years ago.
Hossu’s address on his driver’s license was listed as Levy’s home, a million dollar house in Brewster. Hossu worked as a live-in personal trainer in the home.
According to Levy, when he found out Hossu was being investigated for the rape charges, he recused himself
from the case. Conversely, Smith claims Levy is still involved in the case.
“‘He is apparently trying to influence and affect the investigation, which could be perceived as an ethical violation of his official duties
and perhaps even as an attempt to undermine it,’ Sheriff Donald Smith said.” (news.yahoo.com)
Levy and the sheriff are lobbing back and forth, each accusing the other of making unfounded statements and allegations.
The sheriff claims Levy did not actually recuse himself but that the decision had already been made for him and so it “was not really his original idea at all.” (news.yahoo.com)
Levy lobs the birdy back, criticizing the sheriff’s office, claiming Hossu lived at his house, but the sheriff has the dates completely wrong.
The public battle between Levy and Smith seems heated at times, but this is not the beginning of their war; their dispute started some time ago over parking tickets.
The two men seem more caught up in slinging mud at one another than what is essentially the heart of the case, the rape of the 12-year-old girl. Levy and Smith have put their personal dislikes for each other and their own careers ahead of their duties in their respective positions instead of ensuring justice.
According to Judge Judy, Levy’s mother, “The sole focus of this story should be the investigation as to whether a young girl was the victim of a very serious crime.” (news.yahoo.com)