UPDATE: Tangled Webs, Where’s Hamlet?
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.”
NYPD Corruption Probe Expands To Mayor De Blasio’s Campaign Fundraising
“But the investigation also involves businessmen Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz, who both served on de Blasio’s inaugural committee in 2013 and contributed to his campaign.”
We here at LM are still wondering who is paying for Banks’ attorney who apparently charges a small fortune for his services. We are also wondering how this plays into the resignation of Superintendent D’Amico.
There is no rational explanation for Deputy Inspector James Grant who was “was so cozy with his pals in the Orthodox Jewish community that he kept a mezuzah on his office doorpost — even though he isn’t Jewish” [One would have thought that the ultra-Orthodox would have been offended].
New Hampshire Union Leader Posts from Newsday:
“A dissident former official of the correction officers union has charged in a civil suit that Seabrook placed $5 million in a hedge fund [Rechnitz] in return for favors, such as paying for overseas trips.”
“Seabrook has denied any improprieties, and Banks’ attorney, Benjamin Brafman, issued a statement Thursday denying his client has done anything wrong.
Some of the police officers under scrutiny are suspected of engaging in a not uncommon, if frowned upon, practice in the department.
“This is going to end a long-standing practice in the department,” said one source, noting that some brass and lower-level officers provide protection while off-duty for businessmen in some communities who are afraid of being robbed while transporting cash or jewelry.
The businessmen or community leaders also get the “benefit” of getting close to police to help with community issues such as parking problems and security at block parties.
In one case, a police officer is suspected of receiving a “tip” of several hundred dollars to provide protection to a businessman transporting cash or jewelry, and assistance with a community issue, the sources said. –
Mezuzah toting officer – How ‘f—d’ cop used Judaism to curry favor with probed businessmen