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Malliotakis: Court Testimony Calls for New Investigation Into De Blasio

Malliotakis: Court Testimony Calls for New Investigation Into De Blasio”

Jona Rechnitz testified he and his partners paid off the Mayor's Office and New York City Police Department using pay-to-play tactics, the New York Post reported.

A Bill de Blasio donor, who is a felon turned government witness, said his donations of $160,000 to the election campaign of the mayor of NY gave him access and input into municipal nominations.

Jona Rechnitz, 33, a wealthy Brooklyn real estate developer who pleaded guilty in March to charges of corruption, testified at the bribery trial of Norman Seabrook, the former president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, on Thursday that he "was giving money to the mayor of NY in exchange for favors".

A day after testifying he talked regularly with de Blasio, a Democrat, Rechnitz said he felt like he wasn't getting his money's worth from his $100,000 contribution to the mayor's 2013 campaign for office.

"You know, I haven't heard from the mayor in a while", Rechnitz recalled saying.

Malliotakis said that Rechnitz's testimony on Thursday was "really shocking" and that it adds to the theme she say she's been talking about for the last six months.

When he asked for help, Rechnitz said the mayor's staff would respond immediately.

"I always gave money, as long as I was seeing him produce results", Rechnitz said of Offinger.

Before de Blasio was elected, Rechnitz said, he, restaurateur Fernando Mateo, and Borough Park construction expediter Jeremy Reichberg (also a police fixer, convicted a year ago in the NYPD federal corruption case) all met with Offinger to discuss terms. We would chat. I'd go to events of his.

Soon, he was on the phone with de Blasio, he said.

"We have to remember that there was also an article recently showing that $70,000 from the mayor's lawyers was donated to the prosecutor who's doing the investigating, Cy Vance", she said.

"I'm not going to let a liar interfere with our work", de Blasio told reporters after addressing a Shabbos service at the Young Israel of Avenue K synagogue in Midwood, Brooklyn.

"If Jona Rechnitz says he bought the mayor, he is a liar", Phillips said.

The claims by donor Jona Rechnitz are "a lot of tales" meant "to save his own skin" as the federal government's star witness at the federal corruption trial of the city's former jail-guard union leader.

Eric Phillips, de Blasio's press secretary, disputed that the administration made decisions based on donations.



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