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."
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