Man Tied To NYPD Corruption Probe Blames Jona Rechnitz For Ponzi Scheme

The former owner of a successful Harlem restaurant whose shenanigans opened the door to the feds’ now-closed probe into Mayor Bill de Blasio begged for leniency at his sentencing Friday by casting blame on Jona Rechnitz, a de Blasio donor-turned-government cooperator. 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

Diamond Dealer Files Suit After He Loses Gun Permit Following NYPD Bribery Scandal

A Diamond District jewelry dealer says the NYPD unfairly yanked his gun permit over the bribes-for-weapons scandal turning him into “a classic crime victim in the making” because he “routinely carries … a king’s ransom” through the city “with absolutely no protection.” Read more

Jona Rechnitz Leaves NYC

The feds’ key witness in the NYPD bribery probe has high-tailed it out of New York a month after it surfaced that he allegedly lured some deep-pocketed pals into yet another Ponzi scheme. Read more

Jona Rechnitz Linked To Ponzi Scheme

The government’s public-corruption cases involving two NYPD cops and a city union official could be in trouble thanks to the feds’ star witness. Read more

New York – Ex-Restaurateur Linked To NYPD Probe Pleads Guilty To Ponzi Scheme

New York – A former Manhattan restaurant owner, charged in a case that emerged from a federal corruption investigation of the New York Police Department, has pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme after reaching a deal with federal prosecutors. Read more

Key Witness In NYPD Corruption Probe Was An Alleged ‘Loan Shark’

The government’s key witness in multiple corruption probes was a part-time “loan shark” who made money doling out predatory loans, court documents alleged on Tuesday. 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