Authorities say the FBI has arrested four people in connection with New York City’s ongoing corruption probe, including a New York Police Department commander accused of accepting gifts that included time with a prostitute.
A criminal complaint alleges an unidentified real estate executive took James Grant, the commander of an Upper East Side Precinct, on a private jet for Super Bowl weekend in 2013 and arranged for a prostitute who stayed in Grant’s luxury hotel room. It says the executive is cooperating with the government.
The head of Grant’s union declined to comment.
A businessman who contributed heavily to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign already has pleaded guilty in the widespread case. Earlier this month, federal prosecutors charged the head of the correction officers’ union for allegedly taking kickbacks.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Arthur Hartsock says
During most of the 1990s I worked construction in Omaha. I met several construction workers from NYC area, and they had similar stories. They couldn’t get construction work in NYC, because they didn’t know someone in the Mob or they couldn’t afford to pay the Mob’s price to join the Union. I heard this story many times, so I know they’re not all lying. Apparently this Mob controls all of NYC. And these Policemen are caught up in this system. These policemen must have angered the powers that be to have been ‘thrown under the bus’ like this. The political and justice system in NYC is also heavily influenced by the Mob.
thank u for that enlightenment – not at all surprising, but you saw it first-hand.
Explains diBlasio perfectly!
If there is money involved we can expect the worst. Obama has a $2.2 billion dollar marketing budget; you can buy a lot of favors with pay-offs with that kind o money! Hillary misplaced a couple million dollars when she was Secretary of State and the Clinton foundation received a couple million dollars donation from an Off Shore Bank when Hillary closed an investigation into American accounts being held there!
Politician’s spend at least 25% of their time seeking money from donors and supporters for their pet projects ,reelection, to support special interest votes or another representatives Special Projects.
Money influences everyone from the White House down, law makers, law enforcers, teachers and religious leaders, the man on the street or in high office. The media, print, viewed or broadcast.
Unfortunately, the honest person is most often the victim while the greedy gains and our government does little to make it right; mainly because they are a part of the greedy themselves.
POLITICIAN’S SPEND A LOT MORE THAN 25% O THEIR TIME RAISING MONEY FOR RE-ELECTION. THEY SPEND A LOT OF THEIR OWN INCOME FOR A JOB THAT THEY WILL NOT RECOUP THEIR MONEY IN WITH THE PAY RECEIVED. THE REASON FOR THIS IS ACCESS AND POWER, AND ACCESS TO UNTOLD MONEY AND GREED THROUGH LOBBYIST, AND INFLUENCE. THE RICH AND POWERFUL DON’T HAVE TO DIRTY THEIR HANDS IN THE EYE’S OF THE PUBLIC, BECAUSE IT BOILS DOWN TO WHAT ONE WAS HEARD SAYING,”YOU DON’T HAVE TO DIRTY YOUR HAND IN, OR RUNNING FOR OFFIOCE, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BUY AND OWN A COUPLE OF THEM”. THAT IS WHY WE NEED LIMITS ON HOW LONG THEY CAN STAY IN WASHINGTON AS CONGRESSMAN’S, AND SENATOR’S; IT SHOULD BE NO LONGER THAN THE PRESIDENT CAN REMAIN IN OFFICE. TERM LIMITS IN OFFICE IS THE ANSWER. THAT IS WHY THE FRAMERS BUILT IN THE SYSTEM STAGGERD ELECTION YEARS; IT WAS SO ALL OF THEM WOULD NOT BE NEW AT THE SAME TIME. THIS WOULD STOP ELECTED OFFICIAL’S FROM CONTROLLING WHAT IS VOTED ON AND MAKING THE NEW ONE’S TOW A LINE DRAWN BY THOSE THAT HAVE ALREADY SOLD US OUT, AND ARE ENTRINCHED IN DOING THE BIDDING OF THE TOP 2%.
Put lipstick on a Clinton, it’s still a “CLINTON”. Lying, deceitful, and corrupt.
Who is going to investigate the govt in DC? Typical questions include where was O when Benghazi went down? Had he deserted his post as C in C? And why was our embassy attacked in the first place with such fast and furious zeal?
Harmon Austin says
The Republican Party is already letting us down; the same as they did the last time they were given a majority. What they said to get elected was a lie and they knew it when they said it. Now they are afraid that they are going to lose all that money they have been promised if Trump becomes president. We really have to understand, if the Democrats win our Supreme Court will become a puppet of the DemocratHic party. May God help us because no one else will.
Clinton in the white house will be a lot worse than the supreme court that would change. She will destroy the 2nd Amendment, Allow more illegals to destroy our jobs and economy, and continue with the same weak policies of the current administration. Maybe Trump is not the answer either! but ask yourself the question; why are we left with Trump and Clinton to vote for, when there are thousands of qualified American’s that would have made excellent Presidents, and vice Presidents, whom did not even try running for the Presidency.
THAT IS THE FIRST QUESTION THAT WE NEED TO ANSWER. WHY ARE WE ALWAY LEFT WITH ONLY THE SAME OLD CANDIDATE’S THAT ARE RE-BRANDED TO FOOL US OVER AND OVER. WE NEED TO CLEAN OUT THE COMPLETE SYSTEM OF OUR GOVERNMENT IN WASHINGTON, ALL FIFTY STATES, AND IN EVERY CITY GOVERNMENT; EVEN TERM LIMITS ON THE SUPREME COURT. AS A 67 YEAR OLD MAN, I AM NOT AS SHARP AS I ONE WAS, AND I LOOSE A LITTLE MORE EACH YEAR; HOW COMPETENT WILL YOU AND I BE AT 70, 80 AND 90 YEARS OLD, WHO WILL BE INFLUENCING A 90 YEAR OLD JUSTICE THAT IS STILL MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR FUTURE WILE STILL ON THE BENCH.
ONE LAST QUESTION. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU FELT LIKE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL WAS MAKING A DECISION THAT WAS IN YOUR FAVOR, OR WALKED INTO A GOVERNMENT OFFICE AND FELT LIKE THE PEOPLE THERE WAS WORKING FOR YOU, AND NOT THE LARGER MACHINE THAT RUN ALL OF OUR LIVES?
WE HAVE BECOME PAWNS IN A SEA OF GREED, THAT IS RUN BY OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS. TRUMP WON THE POPULAR VOTE BY THE PEOPLE, AND THEY ARE STILL SAYING NO TO YOU AS A VOTER, AND PLANNING TO CHANGE THE RULES BECAUSE YOU ASKED AND VOTED FOR TRUMP, AND THAT IS NOT WHAT THE MACHINE WANTED.
WAKE UP AMERICA, AND DEMAND CHANE, AND BRING OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS HOME; IF THEY HAVE BEEN IN OFFICE MORE THAN 2 TERM’S, VOTE FOR SOMEONE ELSE, REGARDLESS OF THE PROPAGANDA AND POISON PUT OUT BY THE INCUMBENT. WE MUST HAVE NEW BLOOD IN WASHINGTON, OR WE WILL BE DESTINED TO KEEP REPEATING THE SAME FAILURES OVER AND OVER, YEAR AFTER YEAR.
michael keller says
arrest cops wow this country is going to hell and Obama is sending us there
Gosh I’m shocked. Imagine that corruption in government. Who woulda thought.
Ms. Travis Petty says
Nothing I hate worse than a dirty cop or a selfrichous pompas greedy preacher. My dad was a cop and my husband also . They both had their faults but being a corrupt cop wasn’t one of them.
NYC AND DC ARE TWO OF THE MOST CORRUPT CITIES IN THE WORLD…. HOWEVER, NEARLY ALL BIG CITIES ARE ON THE TAKE… IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR A THOUSAND YEARS… OUR POLITITIONS ARE THE BEST MONEY CAN BUY….
That’s why I don’t trust Stinkin’ Pinko Commie F#g cops, Mayor DeBlasio, Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg, Cuomo with their left wing BLOODSUCKING CONNIVING FASCIST TERRORIST BASTARD PINKO COMMIES. F**K YOU.
I don’t buy it, these cops were probably about to spill the beans on more democrats. They’ve used this sex scandal tactic to purge our military of the few good men we had remaining.