Alcoholic court stenographer repeatedly types “I hate my job” instead of transcribing cases

During a high profile court case a New York City stenographer repeatedly typed “I hate my job”

By John Vibes

NEW YORK (INTELLIHUB) — Daniel Kochanski, an alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rouge recently and transcribed multiple court cases by typing in gibberish, including the phrase “I hate my job” .

The cases that he recorded included the 2010 mortgage-fraud trial of Aaron Hand, who was also convicted of trying to hire a hit man to take out a witness against him.

A source familiar with the case said Kochanski’s transcripts of that trial were a total mess.

“It should have been questions and answers — instead it was gibberish,” the source told the New York Post.

The source also said that “He hit random keys or wrote, ‘I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job,’ over and over.”

Claudia Trupp, of the Center for Appellate Litigation, said her office was handling the appeals in Hand’s and nine other cases.

“I never had a situation where a single court reporter was responsible for so much damage,” she said.

“This situation is terrible for everybody,” Trupp said. “It’s very difficult to come up with a sufficient record based on everybody’s recollection years after the event.”

Kochanski, 43, was fired in March 2012 for misconduct, according to the Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver.

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