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City of New York Conflicts of Interest

City of New York Conflicts of Interest

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Visit our home page at  
http://nyc.gov/ethics 
March 2, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETHE FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF FOR A COUNCIL MEMBER ISFINED $2,500 FOR DIRECTLY SUPERVISING HIS DAUGHTER IN
THE COUNCIL MEMBER’S DISTRICT OFFICE FOR FIVE AND ONE
-HALF YEARS.
 The New
York City Conflicts of Interest Board (the “Board”) has
concluded a settlement with the former Chief of Staff for a New York CityCouncil Member who was the direct supervisor of his daughter, a CouncilmanicAide, during her five-and-one-half years of employment in the Council
Member’s District Office.
The former Chief of Staff admitted that this conduct violated the City of New York 
’s conflicts of interest law, which prohibits a public servant from using
 or attempting to use his or her position as a public servant to obtain any financialgain, contract, license, privilege, or other private or personal advantage, direct orindirect, for the public servant or any person or firm associated with the publicservant
, which includes the public servant’s child.
The Board fined the formerChief of Staff $2,500. A copy of the disposition is attached.The Board took the occasion of this Disposition to remind public servantsthat they are prohibited from using their positions as public servants to obtain afinancial benefit for themselves or associated persons, including a spouse,domestic partner, child, parent, or sibling or anyone with whom they have abusiness or financial relationship. Public servants who have any questions about
the City’s conflicts of int
erest law are urged to contact the Board, which can bereached at (212) 442-1400.
The Conflicts of Interest Board is the City’s ethics board and isresponsible for enforcing Chapter 68 of the New York City Charter, the City’s
conflicts of interest law. The Board is composed of five members, appointed bythe Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Board penalties arecivil fines.
Steven B. Rosenfeld
Chair/Board Member 
 Monica Blum
 Board Member 
Angela Mariana Freyre
  Board Member 
Andrew Irving
 Board Member 
Burton Lehman
 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 Financial Disclosure
Alex Kipp
 Director of Training & Education
Ute O’Malley
 
 Director of  Administration
Derick Yu
 Director of InformationTechnology
CITY OF NEW YORKCONFLICTS OF INTEREST BOARD
2 Lafayette Street, Suite 1010New York, New York 10007(212) 442-1400Fax: (212) 442-1407 TDD: (212) 442-1443
 
 
Carolyn Lisa Miller, Director of Enforcement, handled this case for the Board. The Boardgratefully acknowledges the work of its confidential investigative arm, the New York City
Department of Investigation (“DOI”), DOI Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn,
DOI AssistantCommissioner Paul Balukas, DOI Inspector General Pat Russo, DOI Counsel to the Inspector GeneralJennifer Fiellman, DOI Auditor Marc Benson, and DOI Confidential Investigator Carmelo Galarza.The Board does not comment on Board dispositions, except as set forth above. For copies of any additional public documents, e-mail miller@coib.nyc.gov.

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