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FBI, Fed Prosecutors to Question De Blasio on Fundraising Scandal

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By    |   Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 10:51 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will reportedly be questioned by federal prosecutors and the FBI on Friday about a campaign fundraising scandal that's dogged the mayor for months.

A grand jury has heard evidence in the case, but it's unclear whether the investigation will result in charges, the New York Times reports.

The inquiry has focused on whether the mayor or others in his administration traded beneficial city action for donations to his 2013 election campaign or to his now-defunct nonprofit political group — or both, the Times reported.

The Times noted that Friday's interview is an indication the criminal inquiry is most likely in its final stages.

The meeting will take place at de Blasio's lawyer's office.

The mayor has been preparing for the interview for the past two days, meeting with his lawyer for five hours Thursday and about three hours Wednesday, a local affiliate of CBS reported.

De Blasio s repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, saying everything was done with the advice of his legal team.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will reportedly be questioned by federal prosecutors and the FBI on Friday about a campaign fundraising scandal that's dogged the mayor for months.
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