Accusing Bill de Blasio of concocting a “chilling vision of an imperial mayoralty,” the city Conflicts of Interest Board has asked a state judge to throw out the former mayor’s challenge to the six-figure bill it leveled against him for the travel costs he charged to city taxpayers in his quixotic campaign for president. In […]
A Brooklyn tow company owner who raised big bucks for Mayor Eric Adams and faces bribery charges tied to his interactions with a former top mayoral aide has been enmeshed in scandals dating back 25 years — including one in which prosecutors alleged his company was controlled by the Genovese crime family. Last month Michael […]
The buildings commissioner took nine months to submit financial and ethics disclosure forms and his review was still underway when he resigned. He’s since been indicted on multiple bribery charges.
Adams appointee Eric Ulrich pocketed $150,000 from associates seeking city actions, Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg charged.
The Department of Investigation has seen a 10% decrease in staffing that has slowed down investigations and reports, the commissioner told the City Council — and is now facing further funding reductions.
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.
Backers for the former mayor were fined for forbidden donations. Others have abandoned him and are financing a rising rival’s campaign.
Newly unveiled ethics board letter sent on the eve of the former mayor’s 2019 campaign launch strictly warned not to use taxpayer dollars for flights, hotels and more. Now running for Congress, de Blasio still owes the city $320,000 after getting caught.
From tweaked tax returns to ethics advice given to top officials, the current mayor is breaking from predecessors’ practice of releasing records — and from his own promises to be open with New Yorkers.
Gov. Kathy Hochul plans to overhaul the state government’s ethics agency as she runs for election and tries to distance herself from scandal-wrecked former governor Andrew Cuomo, THE CITY has learned. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) said she’s been working with Hochul’s office to revamp the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) — an effort […]