Marxist Mayor in Dutch with the Feds over Money

Marxist Mayor in Dutch with the Feds over Money

Marxist Mayor in Dutch with the Feds over Money

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was interviewed by federal investigators for more than four hours Friday in connection to fundraising activities for his campaign.

NBC 4 NY first reported earlier this month that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office had asked the mayor to come in and answer questions, and that de Blasio agreed, according to sources.

A lawyer for the Democratic mayor did not immediately comment. The mayor has had extensive preparation this week ahead of the meeting.

"We remain confident that at all times the Mayor and his staff acted appropriately and well within the law", mayoral spokesman Eric Phillips said in a statement. Mayor de Blasio has not been subpoenaed.

Among those questioning the mayor were about six prosecutors and several Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, including the chief of the Public Corruption Squad.

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Last month, de Blasio confirmed that he was interviewed by state-level prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney's office in a separate investigation into his fundraising practices.

The meeting took place at the Midtown Manhattan office of the mayor's attorney.

The investigation is centered around de Blasio and his aides being accused of trading favors "in exchange for donations to his 2013 campaign or to his shuttered nonprofit".

The investigation has found two people with relationships to de Blasio that are of interest.

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