Former prostitute Gabi Grecko is imminently expected to provide details in court of alleged ‘sexcapades’ she performed on behalf a major donor to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Prosecutors say that Grecko – a reality star and former wife of billionaire Geoffrey Edelsten – traveled to Las Vegas on a private flight in early 2013 with Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz, who were both major contributors to de Blasio’s mayoral campaign.
Grecko is expected to say that Brooklyn businessman Reichberg ‘watched and directed her perform sexcapades with cops’.
Grecko, the ex-wife of billionaire Geoffrey Edelsten, claimed she was hired by New York businessman Reichberg
Grecko traveled to Las Vegas on a private flight in early 2013 with Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz
The former prostitute has said her experiences on the flight were so sordid she gave up working as a call girl
Grecko is expected to say that Brooklyn businessman Reichberg ‘watched and directed her perform sexcapades with cops’
During the private flight to Sin City, Grecko wore ‘a skimpy flight attendant outfit’ to perform ‘services’ for the duo’s guests, including retired NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged.
‘He wasn’t really part of the action,’ she told the New York Post in 2016. ‘He was just like setting it up and watching.
‘He got serviced for part of the time, but he was mostly just egging it on and saying nasty comments, instructing me what to do sexually.
‘He’d call me a dirty slut while smacking my ass,’ she said.
Reichberg is accused of hiring Grecko as part of a bribery scheme involving Grant and Reichberg’s friend, fellow de Blasio donor Rechnitz, who has pleaded guilty and is co-operating with police.
Reichberg and Grant are scheduled to stand trial starting April 30 on charges including conspiracy and honest-services fraud.
Brooklyn businessman Jeremy Reichberg, right, is facing corruption charges
Gabi Grecko is the former wife of billionaire Geoffrey Edelsten – the coupe are seen here in Melbourne in May 2014
Grecko’s lawyers say she will testify truthfully about events that occurred on the plane and in Las Vegas
Grecko has said that what happened on the private flight was a dark thing but she would not allow it to define her
Reichberg’s lawyers have pushed to block prosecutors from bringing up ‘any evidence’ Grecko and Reichberg had ‘a sordid tryst mid-air’, claiming that would have ‘the potential for unfair prejudice’, nydailynews.com reported.
The lawyers previously claimed ‘we do not believe that there is evidence that Reichberg had any sexual contact with the prostitute’ during this trip.
But prosecutors are fighting to keep Grecko’s alleged romp with Reichberg admissible in court — claiming it’s ‘necessary to complete the witnesses’ story’.
Grecko said the Vegas trip convinced her to quit as a call girl.
‘I just want people to know that because [of] the way I was treated, I stopped doing it,’ she said. ‘It’s a dark thing that happened to me, but I don’t think it defines me.’
Lawyer Robert Baum, of the Federal Defenders of New York, confirmed to the New York Post that he was representing Grecko as a potential witness against Grant and Reichberg.
‘If called upon as a witness, she will testify truthfully about events that occurred on the plane and in Las Vegas,’ he said.
Grant’s lawyer, John Meringolo, has described Grecko’s claims as ‘an assassination of my client’s character’.
‘The evidence will show it has nothing to do with the alleged quid pro quo.’
Rechnitz’s attorney, Marc S. Harris, called Grecko’s allegations were ‘false and unfounded.’
Reichberg’s lawyer declined to comment, as did a spokesman for Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara.