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Westchester Police Chaplain Suspended In Wake Of Federal Probe

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A Westchester County Department of Public Safety chaplain has been suspended pending the outcome of a federal investigation of New York Police Department corruption, according to multiple reports.

Citing a story in the New York Post , lohud.com reported that the probe involves Jeremy Reichberg, a Brooklyn rabbi and chaplain of the county Department of Public Safety; and his friend, Jona Rechnitz, a real estate mogul.

The investigation started over business deal involving Reichberg, Rechnitz, and the sale of discounted liquor, the lohud.com article said, citing the Post.

Wiretaps of their phones then led investigators to look into links between the two men and trips and gifts like Super Bowl tickets allegedly given to NYPD officials in exchange for providing security details and other favors, the Post reported.

According to lohud.com, Reichberg, who has been chaplain since 2013, got the volunteer job the same month Rechnitz’s company, JSR Capital, donated a large sum of money to County Executive Rob Astorino’s campaign.

An Astorino spokesman told lohud.com that he was unaware of any link between the donations and Reichberg’s appointment.

To read the lohud.com article, click here.

To read the New York Post article, click here.

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