Jona Rechnitz, a donor to Mayor Bill de Blasio who is at the center of a sweeping corruption probe, is the cooperating witness mentioned in a federal bribery case against corrections union chief Norman Seabrook, sources said.
The real estate investor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, according to a federal complaint against Seabrook.
Rechnitz is “providing information to the government in the hopes of obtaining leniency when he is sentenced,” according to the complaint.
The complaint, which does not name Rechnitz, refers to him as Cooperating Witness 1, or CW-1. It says the information he has given has been “reliable and corroborated by independent evidence.”
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