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NEW YORK (AP) - An opponent has filed a lawsuit against Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes claiming a scheduled film would give Hynes an unfair advantage in the September primary.

Abe George on Tuesday asked the court to block CBS from broadcasting the six-part series as scheduled on May 28.

Hynes gave the network unlimited access to his office to film the series.

George is a former Manhattan assistant attorney. He called the broadcast "an in-kind campaign contribution by CBS to Hynes in excess of the legal limit" set by state election law.

The New York Times says CBS News said in a statement the lawsuit was "a publicity push by a politician."

A Hynes spokesman said the series "documents the hard work and dedication of the people" in the DA's office.

 

Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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