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Brooklyn, NY - NYC Mayor: No Donations To Be Accepted By Men Named In FBI Investigation

Published on: April 6, 2016 03:35 PM
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(Credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)(Credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)

Brooklyn, NY - One day after two men who were members of Bill de Blasio’s inaugural committee were named in an FBI probe involving high ranking members of the NYPD, the mayor has distanced himself from the pair, saying they have not donated to his re-election campaign and he will not accept donations from either of the two as long as the investigation is ongoing.

As previously reported on VIN News, an FBI wiretap on a separate issue sparked a probe into a possible scandal with money and gifts being exchanged by Brooklyn businessman Jeremy Reichberg and Upper West Side real estate developer Jona Rechnitz in return for favors from members of the NYPD.  Reichberg, an NYPD chaplain who hosted de Blasio at a dinner in his home in May 2014, was suspended last night from his post as chaplain for the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.


Speaking during an appearance at P.S. 123 in Bushwick this morning, de Blasio said he had never accepted any gifts from Reichberg or Rechnitz other than campaign donations as reported by Capital new York. The mayor noted that he first met both men in 2013 and said that it was too early to say if he would return previous campaign donations from either of the two.

“An investigation means something is being looked at,” said de Blasio.  “Until we get a result, we cannot make final judgments. So, in terms of any past donations, I will make that determination when I see the results of the investigation.”

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 Apr 06, 2016 at 03:58 PM Micka Says:

With such a friend who needs enemies? He throws them under the bus without flinching.


 Apr 06, 2016 at 04:06 PM Anonymous Says:

As the councilman representing Boro Park De Blas was worthless because he was busy lining his pockets. Now that he is mayor he continued his relationships with the same enablers. It's only a matter of time before the FBI puts it all together and locks them all up.


 Apr 06, 2016 at 04:06 PM Anonymous Says:

They will pay a tailor to design custom suits for him. That way his name is not involved.


 Apr 06, 2016 at 04:37 PM Anonymous Says:

I wonder if that also includes him, As the saying goes a fish stinks from the heads
it is getting closer and closer to him.


 Apr 06, 2016 at 04:50 PM clear-thinker Says:

Wait was I named in the probe?


 Apr 06, 2016 at 05:34 PM chaimmoshe Says:

shoyched yeavyr einei chachumim


 Apr 06, 2016 at 09:49 PM pinktfarkert Says:

As the saying goes, אויף דעם גנב ברענט דאס היט


 Apr 07, 2016 at 09:52 AM Chaim Says:

There are so many "shvitzers" out there trying to cozy up to the Mayor, Police Officials and politicians, it's a surprise that it too took so long for someone to get caught. This is just the tip of the iceberg. It makes me sick to look at all of those pictures at a variety of events where "our" people push to get their picture taken with a high official. For what purpose? It can only lead to questionable activities and a Chillul Hashem when it blows up.


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