It’s about time….
Di Blasio – Your Turn May be Coming Up
De Blasio’s buddy, Jeremy Reichberg, a police buff known for his NYPD connections, was also taken away in handcuffs. Reichberg, the proprietor of a venture capital firm, allegedly gave gifts to several officers in return for favors.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and FBI officials were to detail the charges against the four defendants at a news conference later Monday morning.
Law enforcement sources have told The Post that several of the officers are tied to two Brooklyn businessmen who donated to de Blasio’s election campaign.
One of the businessmen, Jona Rechnitz, has already pleaded guilty to corruption charges and is cooperating with the FBI.
Several more current and former police officials are still being investigated, including retired NYPD Chief of Department Phil Banks, who, along with his best friend and former correction union boss Norman Seabrook, allegedly took a freebie vacation with Rechnitz and other NYPD cops.
Seabrook was recently arrested on corruption charges and pleaded not guilty.
Many NYPD officers have retired or have been placed on modified duty since the start of the criminal probe.
One officer, Michael Milici, was fired for refusing to cooperate with the feds and another, Inspector Michael Ameri, fatally shot himself after being grilled by FBI investigators.
The feds are also probing the mayor’s fundraising practices and some of his closest confidants in an effort to find out if favors, contracts or positions were offered for campaign donations.