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Dem socialist Julia Salazar allegedly dipped into trust fund during state senate campaign: report

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Julia Salazar — the Brooklyn state senator who has been called out for falsely painting herself as a working-class immigrant — was living off a trust fund while mounting her socialist-themed campaign, new campaign finance disclosures reveal.

The fact-challenged freshman lawmaker filed papers saying the trust was worth an eye-popping $10 million — although she now claims the figure was an error and the family trust she dipped into actually holds around $400,000.

The 28-year-old reported to the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics in a signed, May 15 financial disclosure that she received $18,000 in 2018 from her deceased father, Luis H. Salazar’s, trust.

In the handwritten disclosure, she appeared to value the fund at $10 million, classifying the cash stash as “Category DDDDD” — a code used in campaign paperwork to signify amounts of “$10 million or more.”

Asked about the largess on Thursday, Salazar insisted she meant to write “Category D” — a range of $5,000-$20,000 — referring to the $18,000 trust fund disbursement.

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The lawmaker said she misread the sheet provided by JCOPE outlining the categorizations — and when she read that Category DDDDD was “10,000,000 and over,” she thought it said “$10,000 and over.”

“I looked at it in a cursory way,” she told The Post, adding, “I mistook the comma versus the decimal point, so it added it extra zeros.”

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Still, she managed to follow the instructions correctly on the very next line, where she reported her income working as a community organizer for Jews for Racial + Economic Justice — as “Category E,” or $20,000–$50,000.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s mysterious passport is Austrian, was needed for ‘personal protection,’ attorneys say

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Attorneys representing registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein said Tuesday that an expired passport federal investigators found in a safe in the well-connected financier’s Manhattan home was necessary for his “personal protection.”

During a two-hour bail hearing on Monday, prosecutors used the passport to bolster their argument that Epstein was a flight risk. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said the passport photo appeared to be Epstein, but the name on the document was different and placed the holder’s home address in Saudi Arabia.

In response, Epstein’s attorneys said the passport was Austrian and expired 32 years ago.

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“The government offers nothing to suggest – and certainly no evidence – that Epstein ever used it,” they wrote in the filing, addressed to U.S. District Judge Richard Berman. “In any case, Epstein – an affluent member of the Jewish faith – acquired the passport in the 1980s, when hijackings were prevalent, in connection to Middle East travel.

“The passport was for personal protection in the event of travel to dangerous areas, only to be presented to potential kidnapers [sic], hijackers or terrorists should violent episodes occur.”

In a letter sent to Judge Berman on Tuesday, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman (no relation) wrote that the government is trying to find out how Epstein obtained the foreign passport and whether it is genuine or fabricated.

“The defendant’s possession of what purports to be a foreign passport issued under an alias gives rise to the inference the defendant knows how to obtain false travel documents and/or assume other, foreign identities,” he wrote in the filling. “This adds to the serious risk of flight posed by the defendant.”

Judge Berman is expected to rule Thursday on whether Epstein, 66, should be detained until trial on charges that he recruited and abused dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. Epstein has pleaded not guilty.

In addition to the passport, investigators also discovered diamonds and cash in the safe during the raid of Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion following his July 6 arrest.

On Tuesday U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a filing that “the Government has learned that the safe contained more than $70,000 in cash. In addition, the safe contained 48 loose diamond stones, ranging in size from approximately 1 carat to 2.38 carats, as well as a large diamond ring …  Such ready cash and loose diamonds are consistent with the capability to leave the jurisdiction at a moment’s notice.”

JEFFREY EPSTEIN HAD MYSTERIOUS PASSPORT, ‘PILES OF CASH,’ AND ‘DOZENS OF DIAMONDS’ IN HOME SAFE: PROSECUTORS

Epstein’s safe was also where hundreds of photos “of what appeared to be underage girls” were discovered after his arrest, prosecutors said. In addition to the disclosure of what was in the safe, prosecutors said their case is getting “stronger by the day” after several more women contacted them in recent days to say he abused them when they were underage.

In a written submission to Berman  Friday, prosecutors said they believe Epstein might have tried to influence witnesses after discovering that he had paid a total of $350,000 to two individuals late last year. That came after the Miami Herald reported the circumstances of his state court conviction in 2008, which led to a 13-month jail term and a deal to avoid federal prosecution.

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In Tuesday’s filing, U.S. Attorney Berman asked for Epstein to “be detained pending trial.”

“The defendant cannot meet his burden of overcoming the presumption that there is no combination of conditions that would reasonably assure his continued appearance in this case or protect the safety of the community were he to be released,” he wrote in the filing.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun, Marta Dhanis, Tamara Gitt, Maria Paronich and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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In Eric Garner case, Justice Department declines civil rights charges against New York City police officer

The U.S. Department of Justice will not bring civil rights charges against the New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, a person familiar with the case confirmed to Fox News.

Garner, 43, died in 2014 during his arrest for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes outside a Staten Island convenience store. He refused to be handcuffed, and officers took him down.

In a video taken by a bystander, Garner was heard crying out “I can’t breathe” at least 11 times before he fell unconscious. The phrase has since become a rallying cry among those protesting perceived racial injustices perpetrated by police departments nationwide.

Garner was black; the police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, is white.

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FILE – In this May 13, 2019, file photo, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in Staten Island, N.Y. Time is running out for federal prosecutors to take action in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man heard on video crying “I can’t breathe” after Pantaleo put him in an apparent chokehold. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

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The decision not to bring charges against Pantaleo comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to expire, marking five years since the encounter that led to Garner’s death.

A state grand jury also refused to indict the officer on criminal charges.

Garner’s family and attorney were meeting with federal prosecutors Tuesday morning, while a news conference was planned later with the Rev. Al Sharpton, where they are expected to address the outcome.

ERICA GARNER, DAUGHTER OF NYPD CHOKEHOLD VICTIM, DIES AFTER SUFFERING HEART ATTACK

Pantaleo’s attorney, Stuart London, told the Associated Press that he was not immediately aware of the decision.

Chokeholds are banned under police policy. Pantaleo maintained he used a legal takedown maneuver called the “seatbelt.”

The medical examiner’s office has said a chokehold contributed to Garner’s death.

The New York Police Department brought Pantaleo up on departmental charges earlier this year. An administrative judge has not ruled whether he violated policy. He could face dismissal, but Police Commissioner James O’Neill has the final say.

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In the years since Garner’s death, Pantaleo has remained on the job but not in the field, and activists have decried the fact he’s still being issued paychecks that include union-negotiated raises.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Binghamton University men’s basketball player, 19, drowns at New York park

A Binghamton University men’s basketball player entering his sophomore year accidentally drowned Sunday in upstate New York, the school announced.

Calistus Anyichie, 19, drowned at Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca. Anyichie was found at the base of a 15-foot bank and was pulled out by firefighters, according to the Ithaca Journal.

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“There are no words,” head coach Tommy Dempsey said in a news release. “There is no blueprint for how to deal with such a painful loss. We all loved Calistus so much. He was such a special young man. We are devastated.”

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Calistus Anyichie #14 of the Binghamton Bearcats drowned at an upstate New York park on Sunday. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

Anyichie, who was originally from Nigeria, studied political science. He played 32 games as a freshman for the Bearcats last season. He averaged 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds. He was a scholar-athlete at St. Mary’s of the Assumption High School in Short Hills, N.J., before going to Binghamton.

“A talented young person has been tragically taken from us,” school president Harvey Stenger said. “This is a heartbreaking loss for our community. We will do all that we can to be there for his family, for the team and everyone who knew Calistus.”

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The university said it will offer counseling services on campus.

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Toddler dies after falling into grease trap at Tim Horton’s restaurant, police say

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A 3-year-old boy fell into a grease trap behind a New York Tim Horton’s on Monday in what Rochester police called a “horrifying episode.”

The toddler had come to work with his mother, an employee at the eatery, when the incident occurred, officials said.

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Rochester police Capt. Frank Umbrino called the incident a “horrifying episode,” according to WHAM-TV.

Emergency personnel tried to administer CPR before the boy was taken away by an ambulance, witnesses told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

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Neither the boy or his mother were identified.

Police were still investigating the incident.

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ICE deportation raids underway in New York City, ‘number of jurisdictions,’ official says

A nationwide crackdown to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants across the country began late Saturday in the nation’s largest city and several other places, according to an official.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was expected to resume its previously announced plan to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants who’ve been given orders to leave the country, targeting people in at least 10 cities. The sweeps were expected to start Sunday, but New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday on Twitter that ICE agents had already taken action in New York.

The ICE raids began late Saturday and into the early morning hours on Sunday in “a number of jurisdictions,” not just New York City, a senior administration official confirmed to Fox News.

De Blasio said the raids in New York City took place in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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“Receiving reports of attempted but reportedly unsuccessful ICE enforcement actions in Sunset Park and Harlem,” the mayor said. “@NYCImmigrants and advocates are connecting with residents and distributing resources door to door.”

Advocates are coaching them on their rights, including instructions not to respond if agents knock on the door unless shown a warrant signed by a judge. The Democratic mayor has said his city would not cooperate with ICE.

Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told “FOX & friends” on Sunday that the raids were about “enforcing and maintaining the integrity of the system.”

“This is about the rule of law,” Morgan said. “Those individuals who remain here illegally, especially those who’ve received due process more than any other nation in the world would provide someone that came here illegally, to including those with final orders, that there are consequences to those that remain here illegally. That’s what today is about. “

Morgan, the former head of ICE, differed to disclose details about the raids. But he blasted mayors of cities who pushed back against the crackdown, calling their actions “unconscionable.”

“This is about going after individuals here illegally,” he said. “Any city, any law enforcement agency that resists, does not cooperate, they’re actually putting those cities in higher danger.”

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On Friday, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence said targets were on an “accelerated docket” of immigration court cases for predominantly Central Americans who recently arrived at the U.S. border in unprecedented numbers. Similar operations occurred in 2016 under President Obama and in 2017 under President Trump.

The operation will target people with final deportation orders on 10 major court dockets, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. Albence said that doesn’t mean arrests will be limited to certain areas. Authorities will go where their investigations lead, even if it’s five states away from where the case is filed.

Trump said authorities were “focused on criminals as much as we can before we do anything else.”

“It starts on Sunday and they’re going to take people out and they’re going to bring them back to their countries or they’re going to take criminals out, put them in prison, or put them in prison in the countries they came from,” the president said.

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Flyers in English and Spanish are shown stacked at a nearby restaurant before immigration advocates gather them and hand them out, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Obama-era family operation in 2016 resulted in about 10 percent of those targeted being arrested, and the 2017 effort had a lower arrest rate, according to Albence. Other operations that have targeted people with criminal arrest records have yielded arrests rates of about 30%, aided by access to law enforcement databases.

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Administration officials have said they are targeting about 2,000 people, which would yield about 200 arrests based on previous crackdowns.

Trump has said on Twitter that his agents plan to arrest millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

Fox News’ Kevin Corke Hollie McKay, Sam Dorman, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Blackout gives New York’s governor opportunity to blast New York City’s absentee mayor

One consequence of New York City’s Saturday night blackout: It shined a bright spotlight on the tensions between two prominent Democrats, the city’s mayor and the state’s governor.

As more than 70,000 customers — plus countless tourists and other visitors — dealt with the loss of electricity attributed to a transformer fire, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was in Iowa campaigning for president when the massive blackout hit Manhattan.

“I can count the number of times I leave the state basically on my fingers,” Cuomo told CNN, responding to a question about the importance of the mayor being in New York during an emergency.

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“Mayors are important. And situations like this come up, you know. And you have to be on-site,” he said. “I think it’s important to be in a place where you can always respond. But look, everybody makes their own political judgment and I’m not going to second-guess anyone either. I do my job the way I think I should do my job and I leave it to others to do the same.”

“Mayors are important. And situations like this come up, you know. And you have to be on-site.”

— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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Although both are Democrats, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have had a strained relationship. 

De Blasio was at a campaign stop in Waterloo, Iowa, when an equipment failure at a transformer substation shut off power for tens of thousands of people in his city.

The mayor first told CNN he was mulling whether to return to New York, but later decided he would, according to the Washington Examiner. He plans to fly back to the city Sunday morning, a spokesperson said.

Late Saturday, the mayor issued several Twitter messages, indicating he was monitoring the situation back home.

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“With the power back on, I’ve directed City agencies to investigate this evening’s blackout,” he wrote. “They’ll work with ConEd to get to the bottom of what happened tonight and prevent another widespread outage like this.”

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Meanwhile, the governor was in New York City, speaking to reporters just before midnight. He confirmed that power had been restored to all affected customers.

“This could have been much worse,” Cuomo added, commending emergency responders. “When things are at their worst New Yorkers are at their best.”

The governor said he would be working with utility company Con Edison to make sure a blackout of Saturday’s magnitude doesn’t happen again.

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More than 40,000 without power in Manhattan after ‘major disturbance’

A large-scale power outage in parts of New York City was reported Saturday evening, knocking out traffic lights, stalling elevators and limiting subway service.

Con Edison reported that more than 43,000 customers were without power in an area that included Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority tweeted that there were outages at various underground stations.

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Theatergoers gather under darkened marquees on Broadway. (Jon Zauderer)

“We’re working to identify causes and keep trains moving. More information to come,” the MTA tweeted. The agency said trains were bypassing stations impacted by the power failure and service into Manhattan from Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx will be limited.

The A, C, F, D, and M subways lines were down, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted, adding that the utility had reported a “major disturbance” at a substation on West 49th Street.

Straphangers tweeted photos of blacked-out train stations and non-working traffic lights.

Social media was full of reports of ordinary citizens directing traffic at some Midtown intersections.

Police officers were directing traffic at other major thoroughfares. The New York Fire Department said it received reports of people stuck in elevators on the Upper West Side and subway passengers stuck on trains.

Saturday marked the 42nd anniversary of the 1977 blackout, which affected much of the city for 48 hours and resulted in widespread looting, arson and other criminal activities.

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This is a developing story; check back for more updates.

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Pair facing manslaughter charges in death of Grammy-winning jazz drummer

Two people are facing manslaughter charges in connection with last month’s slaying of a Grammy-winning jazz drummer, according to a report.

Indicted in connection with the June 2 death of Lawrence Leathers, 37, were his girlfriend Lisa Harris, 41, and her friend, Sterling Aguilar, 29, the New York Daily News reported.

According to authorities, Aguilar grabbed Leathers in a chokehold after the musician and Harris argued inside their Bronx apartment in New York City.

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Aguilar squeezed Leathers’ neck for about 30 minutes while Harris sat on Leathers’ chest and repeatedly punched him, the Daily News reported.

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Lawrence Leathers performing in Paris, Sept. 5, 2015. (Getty Images)

Later, Harris dumped Leathers’ body in the stairwell of their apartment building and never called authorities, the report said.

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After an investigation, both Harris and Aguilar were arrested a day after the attack, according to the Associated Press.

Leathers, a native of Lansing, Mich., worked on two Grammy-winning albums by Cecile McLorin Salvant.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Pair facing manslaughter charges in death of Grammy-winning jazz drummer

Two people are facing manslaughter charges in connection with last month’s slaying of a Grammy-winning jazz drummer, according to a report.

Indicted in connection with the June 2 death of Lawrence Leathers, 37, were his girlfriend Lisa Harris, 41, and her friend, Sterling Aguilar, 29, the New York Daily News reported.

According to authorities, Aguilar grabbed Leathers in a chokehold after the musician and Harris argued inside their Bronx apartment in New York City.

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Aguilar squeezed Leathers’ neck for about 30 minutes while Harris sat on Leathers’ chest and repeatedly punched him, the Daily News reported.

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Lawrence Leathers performing in Paris, Sept. 5, 2015. (Getty Images)

Later, Harris dumped Leathers’ body in the stairwell of their apartment building and never called authorities, the report said.

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After an investigation, both Harris and Aguilar were arrested a day after the attack, according to the Associated Press.

Leathers, a native of Lansing, Mich., worked on two Grammy-winning albums by Cecile McLorin Salvant.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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