What a sleazebag Phillips Banks turned out to be.
He’s an ugly stain on the hardworking good Cops of the NYPD. He’s a bum!
NY Post reports the “very, very high-ranking [NYPD] officer” who the feds say traveled to the Dominican Republic with an accused Ponzi-scheming club owner is former Chief of Department Philip Banks III, The Post has learned.
Multiple sources on Wednesday confirmed that Banks was the police boss referenced during a bail hearing for Hamlet Peralta, who ran a Harlem eatery that served as a hangout for allegedly corrupt cops.
Banks flew on a private plane from Teterboro Airport to the Caribbean nation for a golf trip and a stay at a waterfront condo with Peralta in November 2013, sources said. Also on the trip were Mayor de Blasio’s buddies Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, the source said.
No wonder he resigned suddenly. He saw his bad deeds catching up to him.