R&R NYPD Body Count – 9 Officers Stripped and 1 Dead

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What Would Cause A NYPD Inspector to Take His Life After Being Questioned in the Massive NYPD Corruption Probe?

May 13, 2016

Since early March high ranking officials within the New York Police Department have been questioned in connection to what appears to be a pay-to-play game of scandal, corruption, political favors and mile-high sexual interludes paid for and directed by Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz.

One man, Hamlet Peralta, has been indicted in connection to a Ponzi Scheme, also involving the same two men who allege to have been victimized by Peralta’s scheme. Another investor was NYPD’s Norman Seabrook who invested millions from the Corrections Officers Benevolent Association’s pension funds, apparently on the advise of Rechnitz.

Another man, Shaya Lichtenstein, has been indicted on charges of arms dealing and bribery apparently in coordination with the New York Police Department officials in Boro Park.

Detective Michael Milici was placed on modified duty last month after invoking his Fifth Amendment rights before a grand jury. Milici was part of Boro Park’s 66th Precinct and is allegedly going to be charged but no further details are available.

In sum, as of earlier this month, the count was 9 high ranking police officers who had been stripped of their badges or demoted to other positions within the New York Police Department.

Today, however, an NYPD inspector tragically took his own life after being questioned. One can only speculate why.

 

High-ranking NYPD cop kills himself at Long Island golf course after being questioned in massive corruption probe 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/high-ranking-nypd-kills-long-island-golf-article-1.2636360

A high-ranking NYPD officer ensnared in a police corruption probe killed himself Friday, just days after the FBI grilled the veteran cop at his home, police sources said.

Inspector Michael Ameri, 44, was found dead of a gunshot wound inside his parked car outside the Bergen Point Golf Course in West Babylon about 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Ameri was questioned in recent days for at least the second time by FBI agents investigating the ongoing scandal, sources told the Daily News.

Ameri climbed into his car, drove to the golf course and took his own life, according to the source.

NYPD dissects gun license applications following bribery scandal

To read the article in its entirety click here.


Police: NYPD Inspector Commits Suicide In West Babylon

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/05/13/nypd-inspector-suicide/

Insp. Michael Ameri Was One Of Many NYPD Personnel Questioned In Probe: Sources

Ameri was the commanding officer of the Highway Patrol Unit. He is the former commanding officer of the 78th Precinct in Park Slope, sources said.

Ameri was promoted to head of the Highway Patrol by Commissioner Bill Bratton in 2014. He was a key player in implementing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero program to reduce traffic deaths.

When Ameri was promoted, city Councilman Brad Lander (D-39th) credited him with reducing crime in Park Slope, managing the expansion of the 78th Precinct to include the Barclays Center, starting a program to support and train crossing guards, and establishing a protected bike lane on Bergen Street that he shoveled himself after a January 2014 snowstorm.

Reaction to Ameri’s death on social media was one of shock. Transportation advocate Aaron Naparstek called Ameri one of the “NYPD’s very best.”

To see the article click here.

Cop questioned in NYPD corruption probe kills himself at golf course

 

“Ameri was named commanding officer of the district, which investigates serious highway accidents, in May 2014.

Police investigate the scene where Ameri was found dead on May 13.Photo: Victor Alcorn

Previously, he was CO of the 78th Precinct in Park Slope, where he was friendly with Mayor deBlasio, who lived in the confines of the precinct at the time.

A source who spoke to him by phone on Wednesday said he sounded fine, and did not mention the probe.

The two businessmen, Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, are suspected of offering cash and gifts to police brass in exchange for favors, such as free NYPD security at special events and rides to and from the airport.

The feds and the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau are looking at the allegations among several other cases of alleged corruption, including cops taking cash for expediting gun permits and getting luxe perks such as a flight so Las Vegas — with a hooker on board — from the pair.

In another part of the probe, Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein, a Borough Park Shomrim patrol leader. was arrested by the feds on April 17 on charges he paid off cops for the gun permits.

The FBI is also looking at two NYPD cops who suddenly retired from the gun-licensing division to start a business helping people get pistol permits — at the same time Lichtenstein was allegedly bribing officers in that Brooklyn unit.

Ex-Lt. Paul Dean filed his retirement papers in December 2015, and Officer Robert Espinel left on Jan. 5.”

For the full article click here.

For more information:

Detective in NYPD scandal charged with failing to cooperate

http://nypost.com/2016/05/12/detective-at-center-of-nypd-scandal-refuses-to-assist-investigation/

“Milici, a 20-year veteran who served in Brooklyn’s 66 Precinct, was either served Thursday directly or through counsel, NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said.

“He’s being charged but I can’t get into the specifics because we’re not allowed to,” Davis said.

Usually, department charges carry a loss of vacation days but Milici has already filed his retirement papers.

Milici was being questioned about his relationship with two businessmen suspected of offering cash and gifts to police brass in exchange for favors, such as free NYPD security at special events and rides to and from the airport.

The Post reported exclusively that Milici and other police officials took at least one trip on a private plane with the men in 2014, and that at least some on board allegedly had sex with a hooker dressed as a flight attendant. So far, nine mostly high-ranking officers have been transferred or had their jobs modified as a result of the federal investigation.”

 

 

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