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Two Competing City Council Campaigns in Brooklyn Paid the Same Lawyer and Consultants

Amber Adler, a Democrat, and Igor Kazatsker, an independent on the “Team Trump” line, are theoretically running against each other — and against incumbent Republican Inna Vernikov in this month’s City Council race for South Brooklyn’s 48th District. But the two campaigns share the same attorney, and have given thousands of dollars to the same […]

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Adams Campaign Contributors Plead Guilty to Straw Donor Conspiracy Charge

Shahid and Yahya Mushtaq, two brothers who run a construction company in Queens, each pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor conspiracy charge stemming from a straw donor scheme that generated illicit public matching funds for Eric Adams’ successful 2021 mayoral campaign.  The Mushtaqs’ pleas before state Supreme Court Judge Althea Drysdale in Manhattan require […]