DONATIONS TO DE BLASIO GROUP MAY HAVE VIOLATED DIRECTIVE FROM CONFLICT OF INTEREST BOARD | NY1


DONATIONS TO DE BLASIO GROUP MAY HAVE VIOLATED DIRECTIVE FROM CONFLICT OF INTEREST BOARD — NY1’s Courtney Gross:

"De Blasio could not solicit donations for [the Committee for One New York] from ‘anyone with a matter pending or about to be pending’ before the city, [according to a January 8, 2014 letter from the COIB.] The letter went on to say quote: ‘It is the Board’s conclusion that, as applied to the mayor, the ‘agency’ referred to is the entire executive branch…’ So more than two years later, NY1 examined all of the donations to the Campaign for One New York, which is now the subject of a federal investigation.

"We found that at least 60 donations came from an entity that had business with the city, or a company that was directly lobbying the city or was a union with a city contract. In some cases, action by the de Blasio administration occurred within days or months of the donation."

See the complete report here >> http://goo.gl/6q1IiA

Michael Benjamin
@SquarePegDem

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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