New obstruction charge for de Blasio donor

The feds filed a new indictment Wednesday that accuses a former fund-raiser for Mayor de Blasio of obstructing justice when he was busted on corruption charges.

The added charge against Jeremy Reichberg is based on allegations he gave a relative a box of electronic devices and business cards that the unidentified family member tried to sneak out of Reichberg’s house during an FBI raid in 2016.

Wednesday’s superseding Manhattan federal-court indictment also accuses Reichberg and former NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant — who face trial together later this month — with conspiring to scam government funds as part of long-running alleged corruption scheme.

Rechnitz is accused of getting a ride on an NYPD Harbor Unit boat from ex-Deputy Chief Michael Harrington, who pleaded guilty to illegally diverting police resources.

Grant allegedly provided Reichberg and pal Jona Rechnitz with “numerous” police escorts between 2012 and 2014.

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