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COIB Press Release & Order %28SIDA%29 (1)

COIB Press Release & Order %28SIDA%29 (1)

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Published by Celeste Katz
COIB Press Release & Order %28SIDA%29 (1)
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Published by: Celeste Katz on Aug 19, 2014
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FORMER EMPLOYEE AT THE STATEN ISLAND DA’S OFFICE FINED $10,000 FOR OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION TO A DRUG DEALER & FOR USING HER DA’S OFFICE ID IN ATTEMPT TO PREVENT HER HUSBAND’S ARREST
Today, the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board announced it issued an Order fining a former Clerical Associate at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office $10,000 for two violations of City’s conflicts of interest law. The Board’s Order adopts the findings of fact, conclusions of law, and  penalty from the Report and Recommendation of Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) Kara J. Miller of the City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. The Order with the Report and Recommendation follows this release. Judge Miller found, and the Board concurred, that the former Clerical Associate committed two violations of the City’s conflicts of interest law. First, in January 2013, the former Clerical Associate exchanged messages with a convicted drug dealer, offering to provide him with confidential information as to whether he was under investigation or at risk of being arrested in the future if the drug dealer would provide the Clerical Associate’s husband with two units of crack cocaine on consignment. Second, in February 2013, when New York City Police Department detectives approached the Clerical Associate’s residence in pursuit of her husband, who had just been observed by the detectives purchasing crack cocaine, the Clerical Associate verbally identified herself as an employee of the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office and showed her official District Attorney’s Office identification to the detectives in an attempt to prevent her husband’s arrest. The Board concurred in the ALJ’s determination that the Clerical Associate violated the City’s conflicts of interest law by (1) using her position at the District Attorney’s Office to offer to obtain confidential information for a convicted drug dealer for the purpose of obtaining drugs for her husband; and (2) using her official District Attorney’s Office identification for the non-
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Carolyn Lisa Miller 
 
August 19, 2014 (212) 442-1419 miller@coib.nyc.gov 
Richard Briffault
Chair
Fernando Bohorquez
 Board Member
Anthony Crowell
 Board Member
Andrew Irving
 Board Member
Erika Thomas-Yuille
 Board Member
 ____________ Mark Davies
 Executive Director
Wayne G. Hawley
 Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel
Carolyn Lisa Miller
 Director of Enforcement
Julia Davis
Special Counsel &  Director of Annual  Disclosure
Alex Kipp
 Director of Training &  Education
Varuni Bhagwant
 Director of  Administration
Derick Yu
 Director of Information Technology
 
CITY OF NEW YORK CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BOARD
2 Lafayette Street, Suite 1010  New York, New York 10007 (212) 442-1400 Fax: (212) 442-1407 TDD: (212) 442-1443
 
 
City purpose of impeding and preventing the arrest of her husband. The Board ordered the former Clerical Associate to pay a $10,000 fine as a penalty. The former Clerical Associate failed to appear at the hearing of this matter. Director of Enforcement Carolyn Lisa Miller litigated this case for the Board. The Conflicts of Interest Board is the City’s ethics board. It is charged with administering and enforcing the City’s conflicts of interest law. More information about the Board and the law, including summaries of prior enforcement dispositions and fines, is available at http://nyc.gov/ethics. 

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