Borough Park Shomrim accused of bribing NYPD officers for gun permits

A Rockland County man is accused of bribing New York City police officers to obtain gun licenses for clients without required background checks. Federal prosecutors

A Rockland county man has been charged with bribing new York police officers to obtain gun licenses for clients without required background checks.

A Rockland county man has been charged with bribing new York police officers to obtain gun licenses for clients without required background checks. (4/19/16)

BROOKLYN - A Rockland County man is accused of bribing New York City police officers to obtain gun licenses for clients without required background checks.

Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Alex Lichtenstein was caught on tape offering an officer $6,000 per license, and saying he's already obtained up to 150 permits from other officers.

Prosecutors have identified Lichtenstein as a member of the Shomrim, an orthodox Jewish anti-crime volunteer patrol in Borough Park. 

Lichtenstein was released on a $500,000 bail. 

Five senior NYPD officials have been reassigned, and a community affairs detective was suspended after he refused to testify before a grand jury amid a federal corruption probe. 

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