FBI Raid On NYPD Sergeants Union -Jonathan Dienst

(ANCHOR/ INTRO)   

NOW TO AN UPDATE ON THE FBI RAID AT THE NYPD SERGEANTS UNION.

            AGENTS SEARCHED BOTH THE UNION’S MANHATTAN HEADQUARTERS *AND THE PRESIDENT – ED MULLINS’ HOME IN PORT WASHINGTON.

            THE UNION REPRESENTS 13-THOUSAND MEMBERS OF THE NYPD.

            CHIEF INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER JONATHAN DIENST IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH NEW INFORMATION.

(JON/ INTRO)

THE HEAD OF THE SEARGENT’S UNION HAS BEEN OUTSPOKEN AND CONTROVERSIAL FOR YEARS.

NOW THAT UNION PRESIDENT IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT – but this time as part of what appears TO BE A FEDERAL CORRUPTION-RELATED INVESTGIATION.

(PKG SCRIPT)

(FBI RAID)

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED – BUT FBI AGENTS WERE SEEN CARRYING OUT BOXES OF FILES FROM THE UNION’S DOWNTOWN OFFICES ALONG WORTH STREET.

THE RAID RAISING QUESTIONS OF CORRUPTION AT THE SEARGENT’S BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

MULLINS

– OR BY ITS PRESIDENT ED MULLINS.

(DUN BACKTIME)

WEYSAN DUN IS A FORMER SENIOR FBI OFFICIAL.

(SOT/   WEYSAN DUN)

IN:15:07:25 FIRST OF ALL …IN ORDER TO GET A SEARCH WARRANT, YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO ARTICULATE WHAT SPECIFIC CRIME YOU THNK HAS OCCUERED, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO ARTICULATE WHY THE PLACE TO BE SEARCHED (DO A FLASH TO SHORTEN HIS DUPLICATION NEAR END)

OUT:  HAS EVIDENCE OF THOSE CRIMES.15:07:37

(LONG ISLAND HOME)

 THE FBI ALSO SEARCHED MULLINS PORT WASHINGTON HOME THIS MONRNING.  HE ARRIVED HOME THIS AFTERNOON AND 

(MULLINS)

… AND THE USUALLY OUTSPOKEN UNION LEADER MADE NO COMMENT.  HIS SPOKESMAN AND HIS ATTORNEY ALSO HAD NO COMMENT.

(FBI CARRYING BOXES)

AN FBI SPOKESMAN CONFIRMED THE SEARCH BUT WOULD OFFER NO DETAILS ON THE POSSIBLE WRONGDOING.

(MULLINS)

MULLINS HAS BEEN A VOCAL CRITIC OF MAYOR DEBLASIO ESPECIALLY ON THE ISSUE OF CRIME AND POLICING.

(LMX MULLINS BLASTS)

NAT :08-11 “ONCE AGAIN MAYOR DEBLASIO IS WAY OFF BASE.”

THE MAYOR TODAY CONFIRMED THE FEDERAL SEARCH.

(SOT / BILL DEBLASIO MAYOR)

IN: It’s much too son to give you a meaningful comment because  was just handed this information.

OUT:

(MULLINS)

WHILE MULLINS HAS BEEN A LIGHTENING ROD AMID HIS PAST BATTLES WITH LOCAL POLTICIANS – EVEN FACING POLCIE DEPARTMENT DICIPLINARY HEARINGS FOR HIS CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTARY – IT IS THE U-S ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND FBI RUNNING THIS SEPARATE CRIMINAL PROBE.

(SOT/ DUN)

 IN:15:11:11 THE ONLY REASON THE FBI GETS INVOLVED IN A CASE IF THERE IS REASONABLE BELIEF THAT A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED, AND IN THIS CASE, THE FACT THAT A SEARCH WARRANT HAS BEEN EXECUTED, INDICATED  

OUT: … PROBABLE CAUSE NOW.

(FBI SEARCH)

DUN ADDS ANY MISUSE OR ABUSE OF UNION-RELATED FUNDS COULD FALL UNDER BROAD FEDERAL WIRE-FRAUD STATUTES.))

(DIENST / TAG)

some liberal politicians like bronx congressman ritchie torres have called for the conservative mullins to step aside. unclear if today’s fbi searches might impact on his hold at the top of one of the city’s biggest law enforcement unions.

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