Public self-service:

Former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles (Joe) Hynes was in hiding Tuesday after a scathing report accused him of possibly committing larceny by misusing public funds for a failed reelection campaign.

The embattled ex-lawman may have used money seized from criminals to pay more than $200,000 to political consultant Mortimer Matz, a stunning probe by the city’s Department of Investigations revealed Monday.

“He’s underground,” said a close confidant of Hynes.

“He’s not talking to anybody.”

The DOI’s 27-page report cited emails allegedly showing that 89-year-old Matz, a former DA employee who began working for Hynes in 2003, focused on his boss’ reelection bid last year.

Via Ex-Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes hides after report shows he may have misused public funds for reelection bid @ NY Daily News.

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