Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New York cops raid four newspaper offices in corruption probe

Authorities are investigating mob ties in the NYC newspaper delivery union.

A law enforcement official says the New York Police Department raided circulation offices at four of the city's largest newspapers as part of a union corruption probe.

The official says the offices of The New York Times, the New York Post, El Diario and the Daily News of New York were raided Tuesday. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

It is the newspaper delivery system around the city that is under investigation and the news organizations are not involved.

The 1,600-member union that delivers papers was previously accused by the Manhattan district attorney's office of being run by organized crime.

Calls to the four newspapers weren't immediately returned Tuesday.

Novel idea missed by NY investigative reporters: a look at the corruption in their own delivery system..


Anonymous said...

Investigations are for other people.

Anonymous said...

Quick....assign 11 AP fact checkers to the case. They will get to the bottom of it!!

Anonymous said...

3:16... the bottom of what? The Hudson river with cement Birkenstocks?

Anonymous said...

Good Palin joke 3:16! And since when are unions and the mob ever linked? LOL! Time to break up these phony unions before we become Europe.

Anonymous said...

AP is swinging the axe. Wonder if any of the fact checkers felt the blade.
AP Layoffs Appear to Be Under Way

By Joe Strupp

Published: November 17, 2009 11:15 AM ET

NEW YORK News Media Guild leaders who represent newsroom staffers at the Associated Press are bracing for layoffs at the news cooperative today, with word spreading of cuts planned for later today -- or already under way.

Gawker reported earlier today that one estimate had at least 80 jobs being cut, adding that its sources contend they have already started. Poynter.org's Romenesko site later reported several e-mails confirming the news from AP staffers, including one that states: "AP managers fanning out nationwide, meeting with staff, announcing layoffs."

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