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By Ephraim Margolin; Thomas F. Liotti
Book Review columns.
Flake — The Trial of a Cop
By Hugh Anthony Levine
Xlibris Corp. (2006)
Reviewed by Ephraim Margolin
Flake — The Trial of a Cop is a true crime story told by a
prosecutor. It is based on the records and files of the New York
District Attorney’s Office and official court reporter’s transcripts of
the trial in People v. Ehrlich, and it is seasoned by
recollections of the author. The story features real characters whose
names, according to the author, were not changed (with one exception).
At a mere 124 pages, the book can be read in a couple of hours. How many
good books containing the reminiscences of a prosecutor have you read
Hugh Anthony Levine was an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. He
joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office when he graduated from
Columbia Law School in the 1970s. After prosecuting crimes in New York
and San Francisco, including some well-known cases, he became a criminal
defense attorney in 1984. Flake is his fi
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