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NYPD Bosses, Businessman and Union Leader Indicted By the Feds 

(DNAINFO)  Murray Weiss | July 8, 2016 — A grand jury accused the quartet of federal bribery charges in two cases of alleged corruption.

A federal grand jury has indicted two top NYPD officials, their businessman friend and the former president of the city’s Correction Officers union on bribery-related charges, officials announced Thursday evening.

The indictment against Deputy Chief Michael Harrington, Deputy Inspector James Grant, Brooklyn businessman Jeremy Reichberg, and Norman Seabrook, the ex-correction union leader, contained several additional wire fraud and conspiracy charges along with the bribery charges the quartet were hit with about month ago when they were arrested in separate cases.

If convicted on all counts, they could face decades in prison.

The announcement confirmed a DNAinfo New York exclusive that prosecutors were poised to ask the grand jury to indict the four men.

The feds allege that Reichberg and another businessman, Jona Rechnitz, who was a large donor to Mayor Bill de Blasio, spent at least $100,000 to bribe Grant and Harrington with cash, gifts, meals and trips.  In return, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara claims the businessmen had “cops on call” to do their bidding, including providing police escorts, closing a Lincoln Tunnel lane for a rich friend or sending officers to intervene in business squabbles.

Source: NYPD Bosses, Businessman and Union Leader Indicted By the Feds – Civic Center – DNAinfo New York