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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.