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NYT: Grand Juries Hearing Testimony About NYC Mayor de Blasio Fundraising

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By    |   Friday, 16 Dec 2016 01:04 PM

Two grand juries are hearing testimony in connection with federal and state criminal investigations into New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign fundraising, The New York Times reports.

The newspaper, quoting "several people with knowledge of the matters," said it was uncertain whether either probe would end with criminal charges. But, it said the grand jury action was the strongest indication that prosecutors could be moving closer to one or more indictments.

De Blasio, a Democrat, and several senior aides are at the center of the inquires, according to the newspaper.

The state investigation is looking into whether de Blasio and others violated election laws by raising money and funneling it through upstate Democratic county committees to help elect state Senate candidates and take control away from the GOP in the 2014 election. If so, the effort failed, according to the newspaper.

State prosecutors appear to be centering on three campaign aides, the Times says, attributing the information to unnamed sources.

The newspaper says the separate federal probe is looking into whether the mayor or his aides took beneficial action on behalf of donors in exchange for contributions made to his 2013 campaign.

It noted both grand juries were operating in secret and few details were available, but said there were indications the investigations could end in a matter of weeks.

De Blasio was asked at a news conference whether he or any of city employees had been called to testify before a grand jury, the Times reports.

"I have not been asked to testify before a grand jury," he said. "I can't speak to other people."

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Two grand juries are hearing testimony in connection with federal and state criminal investigations into New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign fundraising, The New York Times reports.
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