Breaking News: NYPD Raid of New York Newspapers' Circulation Offices

<p>Here's a news story that should be interesting to watch as it develops further.</p><p>The New York Police Department executed a raid on the circulation offices of four New York newspapers earlier today. </p><p>The Associated Press reported the story <a href="http://apnews.excite.com/article/20091117/D9C1EGH02.html" target="_blank">shortly after 1 p.m. EST</a> (h/t Alex Yuriev):</p><blockquote>By COLLEEN LONG <style>p {margin:12px 0px 0px 0px;}</style><div class="KonaBody"><p>NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official says the New York Police Department raided circulation offices at some of the nation's largest newspapers as part of a union corruption probe.</p><!--break--><p>The official says the offices of The New York Times, the New York Post, El Diario and the Daily News of New York were raided Tuesday. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.</p><p>The official says the newspaper <a href="http://apnews.excite.com/article/20091117/D9C1EGH02.html#" itxtdid="13840846" target="_blank" classname="iAs">delivery</a> system around the city is under investigation and the news organizations are not involved.</p><p>The 1,600-member union that delivers papers was previously accused by the Manhattan district attorney's office of being run by the mob.</p><p>Calls to the four newspapers weren't immediately returned Tuesday.</p></div></blockquote>

Ken Shepherd
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