“A lawyer for one of the NYPD cops accused of doing favors for bribes — including mile-high sex with this hooker on a free trip to Las Vegas — said his client’s behavior was no worse than Hillary Clinton’s.
“It’s similar to what the FBI said about Hillary Clinton, and why she wasn’t charged,” said John Meringolo, a lawyer for James Grant, who pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court Wednesday.
“She was unaware she was committing a crime. Here, there is no crime whatsoever.”
Meringolo described his client’s alleged actions — swapping police favors for expensive gifts like the wild trip with prostitute Gabi Grecko — as mere violations of police conduct.
“There’s been similar conduct with private jets in the past,” he said, pointing to former Commissioner Ray Kelly, who he said “took a private jet” and then paid for it after the fact in order to hush criticisms.
NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Harrington and Brooklyn businessman Jeremy Reichberg also pleaded not guilty to several charges on Wednesday, including conspiracy to commit honest-services fraud, honest-services wire fraud, conspiracy to pay and receive bribes and the payment and receipt of bribes.
A grand-jury indictment was announced last week. Harrington and Grant now face maximum sentences of 40 years behind bars, up from the 20 they faced when initially charged just a few weeks ago.
Reichberg, who faces a potential 55 years in prison, has been accused of shelling out large sums of cash with his business associate, Jona Rechnitz, to police officials.
In exchange for the gifts, Reichberg and Rechnitz received “a private police force for themselves and their friends,” Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said in an indictment.
Grant, Harrington and Reichberg were arrested last month following a sweeping 3½-year corruption investigation that has rocked the NYPD and reached as far as Mayor de Blasio’s office, which is being probed over its fund-raising.”
The first law of gravity : Shit rolls down hill
This is how a culture of corruption happens
“What about me?”
“If it goes for them , why not me?”
Everyone knows now that this entire Govt. is rotten to the core (Or peel as the case might be)
And now rules the land with no moral authority whatsoever
There is no righteousness left to the law when it becomes arbitrary
All that is left is fear of consequences if caught
Who is going to obey the law because it is the right thing to do?
When the law becomes unrightous
The only duty we have is to restore it
Ready for Hillary 2016?