The Journal News August 7, 2015 “Federal prosecutors investigating allegations of corruption in Ramapo anticipate wrapping up the probe by October, according to a court document they filed in a civil lawsuit by an alleged whistle-blower. Suspended Ramapo finance official Melissa Reimer’s lawsuit includes conversations she taped with town officials concerning potential corruption and financial decisions of interest to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI, according to documents filed with the U.S. District Court. The recordings have been blocked from release since Feb. 4, when federal Judge Cathy Seibel granted the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s request to intervene to prevent the recordings from being turned over to Ramapo’s lawyers, according to court documents. In a heavily redacted court document dated June 30, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara asked Seibel for another three-month hold on one of Reimer’s recordings. The approved request extends the stay until October. “The government now moves that the court stay discovery of the … recording for an additional 90 days, during which time the government anticipates it will complete its investigation and make charging decisions in this matter,” Bharara wrote in the document.” See complete Journal News coverage here.
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