NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) – One of the two fundraisers at the center of a federal corruption probe involving the NYPD is seen in video hugging Mayor Bill de Blasio outside of his home in Brooklyn in 2014. De Blasio has said he barely knew the men, but the video shows the friendly embrace with Jeremy Reichberg.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bhara is investigating de Blasio’s fundraising, but it is not clear what he is focusing on.
Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz are being investigated for allegedly giving cops illegal gifts in exchange for favors.
Five high-ranking police officials have been placed on modified duty as a result of the probe.
De Blasio has said his campaign never broke any laws and that he has not been contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s office regarding any investigation into his fundraising.