DOI Commissioner Who Served As De-Blasio’s Campaign Treasurer Refuses To Step Down From Mayoral Probe

New York, NY – The complex web surrounding political contributions to Mayor de Blasio’s election campaign continues to grow ever more tangled as the head of City Hall’s Department of Investigations announced that he would not recuse himself from the U.S. Attorney’s office probe scrutinizing campaign donations to the mayor’s 2013 mayoral campaign, despite having served as the treasurer of that same campaign. Read more

Brooklyn ,NY – Firm Protests Innocence As De Blasio Distances Himself From Deal

Brooklyn, NY – Several days after allegations surfaced questioning the propriety of a real estate deal, the company at the center of the investigation has made its first public comment. Read more

Hasidic Businessman Who Flipped AIDS Home Part of Sect With Cozy Ties To Mayor Bill De Blasio

The obscure Brooklyn company at the center of a City Hall scandal already owed millions of dollars in unpaid taxes, and its principals were accused of “secretly scheming” against a former business partner, long before the city signed off on a sweetheart deal that netted the firm a $72 million profit, records show. Read more

De Blasio Claims His Administration Unwittingly Signed Off On Shady Land Deal For Lower East Side Property

New York, NY – A 2015 land deal approved by the de Blasio administration for $16.15 million which lifted deed restrictions on the 150,000-square-foot property located at 45 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side is now being investigated by City Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Department of Investigation. Read more

Mayor De Blasio Vows To Return Campaign Donations From Longtime Jewish Friend Facing Investigation

Brooklyn, NY – As the probe into Mayor de Blasio’s longtime friend and donor, Yitzchok (Isaac) Leshinsky and his former nonprofit, Housing Bridge, continues, de Blasio has said he will return campaign contributions totaling over $20,000 dating back to 2007 that he received from Leshinsky for his City Council and Mayoral runs. Read more

FBI Probe Of Orthodox Yeshivas Now Eyeing School Lunch Frauds

Brooklyn, NY – As speculation continues to swirl regarding the recent widespread FBI raids in Ramapo, Kiryas Joel and Brooklyn, an employee at a Williamsburg yeshiva has said that the searches may encompass a wider scope than originally thought. Read more