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Greg is a reporter at THE CITY. He was a reporter at the New York Daily News from 1993 through 2018. His beats have included federal court, City Hall and public housing. He also is the author of several books, including "Made Men: The True Story of the Rise and Fall of a New Jersey Crime Family.

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De Blasio Blames His Failure to Pay 2017 Legal Bill on the 2020 Pandemic

The mayor, who owes $435,000 to a law firm that lobbies the city, promised to repay the debt "over time" after citing the COVID crisis. Meanwhile, he’s still refusing to reimburse taxpayers $320,000 for his presidential campaign NYPD security.

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Mayor de Blasio’s $1 Million Bill: He Owes Lawyers, Lobbyists and Taxpayers

The mayor, who’s eying a run for governor, will leave office with debts ranging from legal bills from probes of his fundraising tactics to his tab for using NYPD security during his short-lived presidential campaign, THE CITY’s examination found.

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De Blasio Refuses to Pay $320K Running Bill for Presidential Campaign NYPD Security

The mayor secretly asked whether taxpayers could pick up the tab for his police detail as he traversed the country — and was told no. He’s refusing to pony up, and has little campaign cash on hand as he flirts with a run for governor.

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NYCHA Housing Fix Clouded by Tenant Complaints About Private Managers

THE CITY’s examination found residents of several Brooklyn and Manhattan developments placed into the RAD program have alleged that private contractors and building managers botched renovations. Now some officials say an infusion of federal funds could render RAD obsolete.

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Eric Adams Misses City Inspectors Again After Illegal Apartment Complaint on His Brooklyn Building

The mayoral frontrunner promised to let the city he hopes to run inspect his home, but officials stuck up a new notice on his door Friday. He finally connected with buildings department officials Tuesday after inquiries by THE CITY.

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NYCHA Bribe Investigation Snares Contractors Who Made Millions From No-Bid Work, Officials Say

Vendors ponied up everything from cash to booze to get repair jobs, the Department of Investigation and the Brooklyn DA’s Office found. The nine arrests came after THE CITY revealed the potential for corruption with "micro-purchase" contracts.

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Eric Adams’ Townhouse Trouble: Tax Filing ‘Mistake’ and Blown-Off Buildings Inspector

Campaign says mayoral nominee will amend tax returns for a second time after THE CITY pointed out irregularities concerning filings on his Bed-Stuy residence. Adams also overlooked an illegal-apartment-conversion complaint taped to his door, city records show.

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Calls for Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin to Dump High-Interest Loan Firm Stock as He’s Sworn In

Benjamin’s first day as Gov. Kathy Hochul’s new No. 2 was dominated by questions about his stake in an outfit that arranges loans with interest rates of up to 500%. THE CITY’s report spurred demands that he divest shares worth nearly $85,000.

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Incoming Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin Owns Insider Stock in Firm That Arranges Sky-High Interest Loans

The ex-state Senator could reap tens of thousands after buying investment company shares at a low price. Meanwhile, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s pick for No. 2 job has his own loan-woe history: a condo he once owned was foreclosed upon.

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Hochul Reviewing Legal Bills Racked Up by Cuomo’s Office in Harassment and Nursing Home Probes

Taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $5 million in lawyer and public relations contracts inked by the now ex-governor, records show. His successor looking before paying any more bills — including for a firm where one lawyer charges $973 an hour.