Jona Rechnitz Lured Diamond Dealer Into Ponzi Scheme

A government witness in the now-defunct probe of Mayor Bill de Blasio recruited several prominent and wealthy New Yorkers into ​a​ Ponzi scheme ​whose accused mastermind goes on trial this month. Read more

Privacy Laws Cited About Suspended Westchester Chaplain Jeremy Reichberg

A meeting that discussed the suspension of a volunteer Westchester County police chaplain didn’t delve too deeply into his Brooklyn residency or qualifications after the county police commissioner invoked state privacy laws. Read more

Sprawling Corruption Case With Humble Beginnings Roils NYC; Orthodox Jewish Community In Spotlight

NEW YORK — After a successful attack on corruption in New York’s state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City. Read more

Westchester officials Silent on Brooklyn Businessman Chaplain Hire As County Police Chaplain

Another $5,000 contribution has emerged linking County Executive Rob Astorino’s re-election campaign to a chaplain for Westchester County police who is embroiled in a federal corruption probe of the NYPD. Read more

Large Unexplained Deposits To Former NYPD Chief From Developer Eyed In NYPD Corruption Probe

New York – Unexplained large sums of money going in and out of former NYPD Police Chief Phillip Banks accounts show a direct link to businessman Jona Rechnitz and his company JSR Capital. Read more

FBI Investigating Mayor De Blasio’s Fundraising

US Attorney Preet Bharara now has Mayor de Blasio in his cross hairs investigating his campaign fund-raising activities as part of a widening probe into NYPD corruption. Read more

FBI Investigating Including Big-Time De Blasio Donors

The businessmen at the center of a federal corruption probe of NYPD cops have deep financial ties to Mayor de Blasio with one of them having sent tens of thousands of dollars Hizzoner’s way, sources and records revealed. Read more