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Mayor de Blasio donorís bribery trial goes full Vegas hooker route
Hotair.com ^ | November 10, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW

Posted on 11/10/2018 4:48:49 PM PST by Kaslin

We’ve covered plenty of stories coming from the ongoing corruption trials of donors to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the most recent one is turning into a highlight reel for Page Six. We previously noted how de Blasio had been subpoenaed to testify in the trial involving campaign finance violations and bribery with City Hall donor Jeremy Reichberg and NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant. Many of the details of those charges were routine, boring allegations of political malfeasance. Promises were made, donations were solicited and “favors” were done.

But not all of the transactions involved cash going into campaign war chests. There were alleged “favors” involved as well. This brought Gabi Grecko into court to tell her tale. Ms. Grecko is a former professional “lady of the evening” and claims that Reichberg loaded her on a plane to Vegas where her “services” were to be offered to any of the City Hall donors and influencers who were interested. (New York Post)

Gabi Grecko’s testimony in Manhattan federal court largely tracked with an exclusive interview she gave The Post in 2016.

She testified Thursday that Reichberg took her on the junket to service “anyone who asked,” and once there she wound up bunking with disgraced NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant in a small room at the MGM Grand.

While Grant’s lawyers claimed in opening statements that he never slept with the pro, Grecko said “yes” when asked if she had “sexual activity” with Grant on the Sin City trip. She also copped to “sexual contact” with Grant, Reichberg and Rechnitz, but not the other passengers — Det. Michael Milici and Rechnitz-pal Marco Franco.

It’s generally considered poor form to kiss and tell (or do much more than simply kissing), so why is the Manhattan prostitute turning state’s evidence now? As it turns out, when they returned from the trip to Vegas, Reichberg paid her $1,500, a sum which she felt was insufficient for the number of men she had to service over the course of the trip. There’s certainly some lesson about a woman scorned here, but it’s probably best not to delve too deeply into it for a PG-13 audience.

What the heck has been going on down at City Hall in New York these past few years? Particularly in the Big Apple, I think we always expect a certain amount of bribery, corruption and greasing of palms, but this is turning into the script for some sort of Boss Hawg movie. Can’t you people just write the politicians a check like normal grifters and be done with it? We’re talking about the government of the most populous city in the country. It really shouldn’t look like a scene from Porky’s.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Nevada; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billdeblasio; bloggers; corruption; hookers; lasvegasmayor; newyork; newyorkcity; prostitution; sex; trial
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1 posted on 11/10/2018 4:48:49 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I live in New York (unfortunately) and I would really love to see an investigation in the election practices of this state. I don’t know anybody that supports these two criminal schmucks yet they win reelections, and by a huge margin. The whole east coast seems to be like that doesn’t it. Ted Kennedy winning reelections for 50 years even after he killed a woman, what the hell? This utterly reeks of long time election fraud. And BTW I had to go back and forth to Massachusetts all year in 2016 as part of my job, and ALL I saw were Trump signs on peoples lawns, didn’t matter what part of Mass. I was in, Trump signs everywhere....Yet Hillary wins the state? BS!!! Seeing what’s going down in Florida right now I think we need some major investigations into the election practices by all these “blue” states. Someone like Cuomo, DeBlasio are flat out crooks. What do crooks do? Cheat! Steal!


2 posted on 11/10/2018 4:59:25 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: Kaslin

Politics has always been full of ugly buysexuals.


4 posted on 11/10/2018 5:07:18 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Kaslin

Hooking is NOT legal in Clark County/ Las Vegas or in Washoe County/Reno so it must not occur. Right? Sort of like murder is illegal so it doesn’t happen. Right? Guess we need laws that really, really mean it this time. Really!


5 posted on 11/10/2018 5:09:32 PM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Robert DeLong

NOT GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 11/10/2018 5:09:36 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Robert DeLong

Sounds like NYC works in a few “perks” for the chosen few.


7 posted on 11/10/2018 5:12:37 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Robert DeLong

Robert DeLong wrote:

* The former prostitute is pictured above with her wealthy fiancé Geoffrey Edelsten *

Shoot! Everybody knows - you can’t turn a Ho into a Housewife, FOOL!

There is no fool like an old fool. He should be publicly ridiculed for his foolishness. [I’ll do it, if nobody else will].

It would be cruel of me to mock vision-impaired people, and that is NOT what I’m suggesting...

I simply pointed the obvious fact: that old guy obviously suffers from age-related macular degeneration.

(1.) He thinks that tramp is beautiful.
(2.) He thinks his hair looks good.


8 posted on 11/10/2018 5:53:32 PM PST by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.)
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To: heterosupremacist

Most prostitutes get out of the business while they are still young.


9 posted on 11/10/2018 5:56:05 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Robert DeLong

What a handbag!!


10 posted on 11/10/2018 6:13:37 PM PST by nicollo (I said no!)
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To: Robert DeLong

Well, doesn’t she look the classy lady...


11 posted on 11/10/2018 6:17:40 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Kaslin

Crack and hookers.

It’s always crack and hookers.


12 posted on 11/10/2018 6:26:34 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Kaslin

Most of this is not surprising. But I didn’t know our NY pols were such cheap b*st*rds.


13 posted on 11/10/2018 6:29:45 PM PST by csn vinnie
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To: Robert DeLong

Not clear that “former” qualifier should apply but lucky her, she landed a rich sugar daddy!!


14 posted on 11/10/2018 6:30:47 PM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left (FReeper formerly known as Enchante (registered Sept. 5, 2001), back from the wild....)
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To: dinodino

Looking at those heels, she’s 5’4” and he’s 5’2” in elevator shoes.
He’s obviously suffering from muscular degeneration!


15 posted on 11/10/2018 6:34:45 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.9we)
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To: Robert DeLong
Size (of the wallet) DOES matter.
BTW, aren't Getty images verboten on Free Republic?

16 posted on 11/10/2018 6:44:48 PM PST by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: heterosupremacist

Robert DeLong didn’t write anything. That was the caption under the picture. 8>P


17 posted on 11/10/2018 7:42:21 PM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: Bratch

Yeah they are. I actually didn’t notice that it was a Getty image.


18 posted on 11/10/2018 7:44:49 PM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: Robert DeLong
The former prostitute is pictured above with her wealthy fiancé Geoffrey Edelsten

Since Getty images aren't allowed, and hence your post may not be long for this world...
...let me provide an alternative pict of this classy, true-love couple:

"Former prostitute". "Former"?

19 posted on 11/10/2018 8:10:15 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: Yossarian
Gabi & Geoffrey are the best-matched couple since Anna and James!


20 posted on 11/10/2018 8:17:14 PM PST by Yossarian
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