NYC mayor meets with campaign corruption probe investigators
- Author: Lila Blake Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 0:40
A spokesman for the mayor did not immediately respond to questions on Friday morning.
Among those seen entering the building were Andrew Goldstein, the head of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's Public Corruption unit, and federal prosecutor Russell Capone.
WCBS-TV said it had video of de Blasio getting together with his attorneys on Wednesday and Thursday possibly in preparation for the Friday's meeting.
Among those questioning the mayor were about six prosecutors and several Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, including the chief of the Public Corruption Squad.
De Blasio has accused the board of conducting a politically motivated witch hunt.
For the past two days, the mayor has been inside in his attorney's office for hours at a time, presumably preparing for this interview.
De Blasio met with investigators from the Manhattan district attorney to answer questions relating to a grand jury probe on whether his political team broke the law by giving donations to county committees in an effort to flip control of the state senate to Democrats, Newsday wrote.
Investigators are examining whether de Blasio engaged in corruption to benefit his 2013 campaign or to his shuttered nonprofit, the Campaign for One New York.
De Blasio said he hasn't been informed that he's the target of an investigation in that case. He is no longer a target of that inquiry, although some of his aides may still be under scrutiny, according to the New York Times.