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.
Jona Rechnitz, who sources said was “always bragging” about his political connections, attended the Gracie Gala Dinner, a fund-raiser, last October.
He donated $50,000 to de Blasio’s Campaign for One New York and he and his wife shelled out the maximum of $9,900 to the mayor’s 2013 campaign, records show.
And when de Blasio asked donors to help the Democratic Party’s bid to take control of the state Senate, Rechnitz handed $102,000 to the Dems, records show. The party’s effort ultimately failed.
Rechnitz’s holdings include the real-estate firm JSR Capital. His first big score was selling the Apthorp, a landmarked building on the Upper West Side, almost 10 years ago, a former associate said.
“He was a wheeler-dealer,’’ the source said.
The brash businessman’s father is extremely well-connected in the Orthodox community, sources added.
Rechnitz’s pal and fellow target of the fed probe, Jeremy Reichberg, is another well-known Borough Park leader who would “brag about his relationship with the NYPD and about his personal relationship with the mayor,’’ a community source said.
The duo served together on the mayor’s inauguration committee. Hizzoner made his first visit to Borough Park after taking office in 2014 to Reichberg’s million-dollar-plus home.
There, Reichberg hosted a Campaign for One New York fund-raiser.
Filings show the group took in $35,000 that day.
De Blasio refused to answer a Post reporter’s question Tuesday about whether he planned to return any of the tens of thousands of dollars in campaign money he received from Rechnitz, given the scandal.
“We’re on this topic, my friend . . . It’s all we’re doing today,’’ he responded when questioned at a press conference about homeless outreach.