The feds’ key witness in the NYPD corruption scandal was living it up at the World Series where a TV camera caught him rooting for the Cleveland Indians in a prime seat behind home plate at Wrigley Field Sunday night.
Crooked real-estate developer Jona Rechnitz was wearing an Indians cap and was linked arm-in-arm with a fellow Cleveland fan as they hoped in vain for victory against the Chicago Cubs.
Rechnitz pleaded guilty to bribing high-ranking cops and the former head of the correction-officers union and agreed to testify against them. His good fortune left some cops fuming.
“All the cops involved got arrested or forced to retire and this guy’s sitting in a $3,000 seat. Where’s the justice?” said one law-enforcement official.
Rechnitz’s lawyer didn’t respond to inquires. A spokeswoman for Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara declined to comment.