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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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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Mark-Viverito mum about de Blasio confidentiality agreements, even as watchdog attorney calls them "obstruction"

Mark-Viverito mum about de Blasio confidentiality agreements, even as watchdog attorney calls them "obstruction"

Mayor Bill de Blasio's reported order that City Hall staffers execute rushed confidentiality agreements does not apparently worry New York Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, even as civic attorney Norman Siegel has described their use as "maybe even obstruction."

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