As word of the relationship spread around the office, the source said, O' Reilly called his nephew in and instructed him to stop discussing his marriage.
Ricci did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
Last summer she purchased a separate home under her own name, and transferred her voter registration to the new address, while O' Reilly kept his registration current at their old address.
But that doesn't mean that O' Reilly hasn't personally donated funds, or that the foundation hasn't made more recent gifts.
Whatever his relationship to the NCPD Foundation, O' Reilly has been unusually sensitive to press coverage of that relationship lately.
Last summer, Fox News anchor Bill O' Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man.
Not just any man, but a police detective in the Long Island community they call home.
Ricci described the other man as a "local sheriff.""He said, ' Yeah, I think my aunt and uncle are headed for a divorce,'" the Fox News source said.
"' My aunt is seeing someone, and that really pissed my uncle off.' He never named him, but he kept saying, 'he's this sheriff guy.'" According to the Fox News source, Mc Philmy's relationship with the "sheriff" began while she and O' Reilly were already on a trial separation.But I will tell you this much: I was never contacted by Bill O' Reilly or anyone associated with him and asked to launch an investigation." Asked if he knew O' Reilly personally, Mulvey replied, "Yes." He refused to answer further questions.Mulvey and O' Reilly may have gotten to know each other at events like the one pictured here: A December 2010 fundraiser for the NCPD Foundation that both men attended.In January, when a reporter began looking into special favors being handed out by Nassau County cops to NCPD Foundation donors, the paper's editor-in-chief received a call from O' Reilly's assistant insisting that O' Reilly "did not receive any preferential treatment from Mulvey." What makes the statement interesting is that the His name had never been brought up in relation to this story until the assistant's phone call."Fox News declined repeated and detailed invitations to comment on this story.Harasym, reached by phone, said only, "Anything related to the police department, I can't talk about. Kevin Smith, a spokesman for the NCPD, said, "It's not our policy to identify complainants in cases, and we don't divulge information about administrative investigations.They had information about an NCPD officer they believed to be carrying on with O' Reilly's wife.