Shocking New Twist In Socialist Mayor's Corruption Case
It should be noted at this juncture that those funds were actually raised and donated to de Blasio’s campaign. It’s also worth mentioning that Singh wound up with a favorable lease for his eatery. Not that I’m insinuating that those two facts are causally related, mind you.
Somehow Singh took the fall while no charges were brought against Hizzoner. But now that the cat’s out of the bag, does de Blasio have some sort of explanation for how all this might have happened? Of course he does! As the NY Post revealed this week, the Mayor is confident that Mr. Singh lied about trying to bribe him. Why would he confess to something he didn’t do? Well… that part gets a bit more complicated.
“This guy to save his own skin struck a plea deal with the federal prosecutors. That’s what this is. He agreed to certain charges for his own self-preservation,” the mayor said on WNYC radio. “But I’ve been 100 percent consistent. What he said happened did not happen, period.”
When host Brian Lehrer noted that the mayor appeared to be implying that the criminal justice system allows people to plead guilty to something they didn’t do, de Blasio emphasized that his administration was not charged with anything by federal or state prosecutors.