Three Top NYPD Officials and a de Blasio Fundraiser Arrested by FBI in Widening Corruption Investigation

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three top NYPD officials and a fundraiser for Mayor de Blasio were arrested by the FBI early Monday morning as part of a widening investigation that has embroiled the nation's largest police department and the mayor's administration, authorities said.

Deputy Inspector James Grant, Deputy Chief Michael Harrington, and a third man who is linked to the department's gun licensing division were arrested Monday morning in raids. Jeremy Reichberg, a Brooklyn man who donated to de Blasio's 2013 mayoral campaign, has also been arrested.

The arrests are linked to the alleged exchange of lavish gifts for favors, such as funeral escorts, street closures and expedited gun licenses for the Shomrim, an Orthodox Jewish patrol that has long been controversial for its tactics protecting the Borough Park section of Brooklyn.

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