In response, de Blasio immediately filed a lawsuit against the board that had warned him against billing the city for police protection on his presidential campaign.
Letters obtained by THE CITY show that the former mayor violated the city’s ban on using government resources for political purposes, including attacking Donald Trump.
Thousands of private and public sector employees can’t work because of a vaccine mandate, but for the city’s sports and nightlife celebs, it’s game on.
Letters released after a protracted battle to shield them from public view show ethics board cited the mayor in 2014 and again in 2018 for asking real estate industry players with pending city business to give to his Campaign for One New York nonprofit.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is now blaming the pandemic for his failure to pay a major lobbyist law firm a six-figure legal bill that dates back to 2017. The mayor offered vague restitution promises on Thursday, saying he “intends” to pay the $435,000 he owes to the firm of Kramer Levin & Naftalis “over time.” […]
Additional reporting by Josefa Velasquez As he hints at running for governor, lame duck mayor Bill de Blasio has racked up nearly $1 million in debts to lawyers, campaign consultants and taxpayers that records indicate he currently can’t pay. The mayor owes one of the city’s biggest lobbyist law firms upwards of $435,000. On Thursday, […]
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.
In recent years leading up to his mayor run, the Brooklyn borough president netted up to $322,750 in contributions from favor-seekers — including some banking on the controversial Gowanus rezoning plan, THE CITY found.
As mayoral counsel, Wiley co-wrote a fundraising ethics memo for Bill de Blasio, whose donation solicitations drew conflict-of-interest probes. Now Wiley tells THE CITY the mayor didn’t always follow her advice: “I did my job.”
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. At least two of the city’s 59 community boards recently granted funds to nonprofits run by their members, potentially violating city ethics rules. On July 2, the Bronx’s Community Board 1 paid $10,000 to […]