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Ex-Platinum Executive, NYC Union Chief Must Face Fraud Charges

A federal judge in Manhattan on Monday refused to dismiss fraud charges against a former Platinum Partners hedge fund executive and a former union leader for New York City prison guards, who claimed their indictment was based on illegal wiretaps. Read more

Blasio Donors Mused on Rival’s Murder In Tapped Call

Mayor de Blasio donor once discussed someone putting a “bullet” in the head of a Harlem restaurateur who owed him money, new court papers charge. Read more

Emails Show ‘Corrupt’ De Blasio Donors Had Run of City Hall

Mayor de Blasio claims he barely knew them, but explosive e-mails ­released Friday show that two of his major campaign donors who were later accused of corruption were given the run of City Hall. Read more

NYPD Cops Accused of Accepting Bribes Hope De Blasio Ruling Bails Them Out

The NYPD cops accused of providing favors in exchange for bribes are gearing up for a massive motion to dismiss their case — citing the same US Supreme Court ruling that helped save Mayor de Blasio from prosecution and which could force new trials for disgraced politicians Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos. Read more

Feds Continue Probing Public Official’s Pal For Corruption

Manhattan federal prosecutors continue to investigate a public official with ties to real-estate-investor-turned-government-snitch Jona Rechnitz, unsealed court documents show. Read more

Key NYPD Corruption Witness Throws Pal Under The Bus

Jona Rechnitz, the government key cooperator in an NYPD-corruption probe, told the feds that his former businessman pal Jeremy Reichberg was with him every step of the way as he bribed city officials. Read more

Jona Rechnitz Pleads Guilty To Giving Cash For NYC Official

A major donor to Mayor de Blasio has secretly pleaded guilty to making campaign donations to public officials in exchange for official action. Read more

How Two Orthodox Jews Sparked New York’s Worst Scandal In Decades

On the face of it Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, two Orthodox Jews from New York, made for an unlikely pair of hustlers. Read more

Feds Find Audio Recordings Made By Shomrim Leader

The feds have uncovered a trove of audio recordings that capture “dealings of questionable legality” by members of the NYPD raising the specter of more arrests in a bribery probe. Read more

James O’Neill: Borough Park Community Leader Boasted About Snagging Favor From Future Top Cop

A Borough Park community leader bragged on a taped phone call how he pulled some strings to get future top cop James O’Neill to transfer a friendly lieutenant back to the neighborhood. Read more