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Long Beach hired former federal prosecutor amid payout probes

Anthony Rifilato
LI Herald
August 29, 2019

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Capozzolo — who headed a tax fraud case against former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and other high-profile investigations — was retained by the city when Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas launched an investigation last year, in conjunction with an audit into the city’s payout practices by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office.

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“I’ve been retained by the city, and my role with the city is to assist them with any matters related to separation pay issues,” Capozzolo, who previously served for 14 years as an assistant district attorney in the New York County district attorney’s office, told the Herald. “And to the extent that any government agencies would request any information, I would facilitate in providing that information in the most helpful way possible.”

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