Published On: Wed, Jun 22nd, 2016

NYPD cops close down lane of Lincoln Tunnel for Israeli billionaire

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NYPD cops shut down to the general public a lane of traffic entering the Lincoln Tunnel to escort an Israeli billionaire, Lev Leviev, known as the “King of Diamonds”,  The New York Post reports.

This was done at the behest of a major fundraiser of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in order to accommodate his multibillion friend.

This extraordinary favor to leviev, who is also the  chairman of an international real-estate firm Africa Israel,  is part of the feds’ corruption case against two high-ranking cops, sources told the Post.

The New York Post said that it was unclear when the shutdown occurred, but law enforcement sources said the request did not go through official channels and there was no documentation of the incident.

Gov. Cuomo ordered that the inspectors general of the state and the Port Authority launch a probe into the allegations, saying: “If this is true, it is deeply troubling.”

“The NYPD has no jurisdiction within the tunnels boundaries, ” Cuomo said.

If lane closures between New York and New Jersey sound familiar, it’s because of the nearly-three-year-old so-called “Bridgegate” scandal, which is still plaguing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Although the controversy, which centered on lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, took place in September of 2013, it’s still being argued in the courts.

 

Read the full story at The New York Post

 

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