- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Two New York City police commanders and a Brooklyn businessman have pleaded not guilty in an ongoing corruption case.

Deputy Chief Michael Harrington, Deputy Inspector James Grant and Jeremy Reichberg entered the pleas Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.

The three were arrested last month on conspiracy and other charges in the bribery investigation.

Prosecutors say police accepted $100,000 in travel on private jets, expensive meals and other illegal gifts from Reichberg and others.

The prosecutors say that in return, officers arranged for police escorts, special parking and gun permits.

The case is the result of a series of overlapping public corruption investigations that have also targeted possible misconduct in campaign fundraising for Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The mayor has denied knowledge of any wrongdoing.

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