Before prosecutors dropped de Blasio investigation, key donor had pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy

Before prosecutors dropped de Blasio investigation, key donor had pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy

One week after Federal prosecutors ended their corruption investigation into Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign finance activities, it was revealed that Jona Rechnitz, a campaign supporter, had pleaded guilty to participating in a criminal conspiracy, including making "political contributions" ... "in exchange for official action."

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Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

One day after names of candidates were floated to potentially replace U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, a news report highlighted White House efforts to dictate legal strategy to U.S. Attorney Capers in the first contentious Court case involving President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban.

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de Blasio's campaign finance activities reportedly the target of two grand juries

de Blasio's campaign finance activities reportedly the target of two grand juries

Two grand juries have been reportedly empaneled by Federal and State prosecutors with powers to hear testimony and subpoena records, as prosecutors reportedly try to conclude one aspect of a reported wide-ranging corruption investigation of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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In waning weeks as Attorney General, Loretta Lynch asserts more control over Federal prosecutors in New York

In waning weeks as Attorney General, Loretta Lynch asserts more control over Federal prosecutors in New York

LETTER FROM NEW YORK : Under Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Department of Justice asserts more control over the work of Federal prosecutors' offices in New York, including of the Eric Garner civil rights investigation.

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Hakeem Jeffries calls on the DOJ to expand its investigation of the NYPD

Hakeem Jeffries calls on the DOJ to expand its investigation of the NYPD

Despite uncertainty over the commitment of U.S. Attorneys Preet Bharara and Robert Capers to rigorous police reform, some elected officials and police reform activists are turning to Federal prosecutors with requests for independent reviews of the New York Police Department.

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Pressure escalates for NYPD Commissioner Bratton to account for, or resign as a consequence of, police brutality

Pressure escalates for NYPD Commissioner Bratton to account for, or resign as a consequence of, police brutality

During an emotional press conference, New York State Assemblymember Michael Blake asked for NYPD Commissioner William Bratton to account for police brutality, as activists occupying City Hall Park demanded that Commissioner Bratton resign.

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