On Friday evening, the NY Times posted a news story claiming that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others in his administration received federal subpoenas in the matter of the sale of Long Island College Hospital (Brooklyn) in 2014.

I’d think that Governor Cuomo received a subpoena as well as did Mayor de Blasio. Please note that being subpoenaed is proof of nothing.

A key excerpt from the New York Times report:

"A developer, Fortis Property Group, which had been favored by SUNY, bought the hospital, with the sale completed in 2015. Prosecutors are seeking information related to the sale and, in particular, communications between SUNY and top City Hall officials or those associated with the mayor’s nonprofit group, Campaign for One New York, about the hospital’s fate, according to the subpoena, dated July 14 and described by an official who had seen it.

"The subpoena names Mr. de Blasio; Anthony E. Shorris, the first deputy mayor; four top mayoral aides; and Ross Offinger, who had been finance director of the mayor’s 2013 campaign, according to the official, who requested anonymity citing the continuing federal investigation."


Michael Benjamin