From the Daily News:
Without naming de Blasio, (Harendra) Singh stood in court and said he “gave and raised tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to an elected New York City official in exchange for efforts by that official…and other city officials to obtain official action from a New York City agency that would benefit myself and restaurants I owned,” court papers show.
A criminal information filed by the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney states a “senior aide” arranged a meeting with an agency head “to pressure the agency to make its proposed settlement terms more favorable to Singh.”Further down:
During his Oct. 17, 2016 plea, Singh for the first time spelled out his intentions in clear pay-to-play terms: “I gave these donations to the elected official in exchange for efforts by that official and other city officials to obtain a lease renewal from the City agency for my restaurant on terms that were favorable to me."
After receiving the donations, de Blasio personally contacted the head of the agency dealing with Singh's lease and asked her to handle the matter. (de Blasio aide Emma) Wolfe also got personally involved.
The tweet below comes from Reality Based Educator in response to this story:
If de Blasio donor pleaded guilty to bribing de Blasio, why isn't the guy on the other end of the bribe (i.e., de Blasio) going to jail?