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Conflicts of Interest and Regulator Events

Les conflits d'intérêts

Transactions personnelles et influence indue

Self-Dealing and Undue Influence

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Our independence allows us to link relationships to reports or allegations of corruption, self-dealing, and undue influence.

We connect the dots. For each category, we list a recent Top 10.

Conflicts of Interest

  • Aaron Hall, Sean Combs

    Rap singer P. Diddy was accused of taking turns with R&B singer Aaron Hall with having sex with two women, allegedly against their will.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Osama Abu Irshaid

    The Virginia State Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into whether "the organization may have used funds raised for impermissible purposes under state law, including benefitting or providing support to terrorist organizations," according to a press release.
  • Mitsui Fudosan America, 50 Hudson Yards

    According to e-mails obtained by Gothamist, New York City Hall prioritised the fire safety inspection of 50 Hudson Yards at the expense of other buildings, requiring FDNY to abandon their inspection work on schools and housing.
  • Oxford Properties, 50 Hudson Yards

    According to e-mails obtained by Gothamist, New York City Hall prioritised the fire safety inspection of 50 Hudson Yards at the expense of other buildings, requiring FDNY to abandon their inspection work on schools and housing.
  • Related Companies L.P. (The), 50 Hudson Yards

    According to e-mails obtained by Gothamist, New York City Hall prioritised the fire safety inspection of 50 Hudson Yards at the expense of other buildings, requiring FDNY to abandon their inspection work on schools and housing.
  • Winnie Greco, Office of the Mayor of the City of New York

    Winnie Grego was accused of : (i). giving a job in the Adams administration in exchange for receiving renovation work on her home, and (ii) asking for donations in exchange for access to City Hall, according to an investigative report published by The City and quoted by other news outlets.
  • Brianna Suggs, Eric Adams

    Brianna Suggs was raising money for the committee to reëlect Mayor Eric Adams (D-New York City) at the same time when she was being paid to lobby the mayor, the Daily News (New York) reported
  • Emily Gallagher, Save Roland ! (Go Fund Me)

    New York State Assembly Member Emily Gallagher reportedly failed to report income in mandatory disclosure filings with the NYS Commission on Ethics. The income came from a Go Fund Me campaign that raised funds in excess of her desired need to cover vet bills for her pet cat, Roland.
  • Riley Roberts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DSA-NY 14) has filed ethics disclosures that identify Riley Roberts as her spouse, even though the couple has not yet been married, raising questions about whether the DSA darling has been filing false ethics disclosure reports with the U.S. Congress.
  • OMNY, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

    The MTA trip history of OMNY payment system users becomes available to anyone who has a credit card number. This is a threat to privacy, according to cybersecurity experts.

Regulator Events

  • Cenk Öcal, Rana Abbasova

    A former Turkish Airlines executive was reported to have coördinated with an aide to Mayor Eric Adams (D) to provide the mayor with at least some upgrades on air travel, according to a report published by The New York Times. This is reportedly part of the larger Federal investigation into Mayor Adams' campaign finance activities.
    U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Winnie Greco, Eric Adams 2021

    Federal Law Enforcement Agents conducted searches of two Bronx properties owned by a top adviser to Mayor Eric Adams (D-New York City).
    FBI New York Field Office
  • Joshua A. Schulte, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

    A Federal criminal jury convicted Joshua Schulte of having caused the largest theft of classified information in the CIA's history. The trial was in respect of the "Vault 7" leak of information to the online journalism Web site, WikiLeaks.
    U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Cenk Öcal, Turkish Airlines

    Federal "investigators ... searched the New Jersey house[] of Cenk Öcal, a former Turkish Airlines executive who served on [Eric Adams'] transition team," the New York Times reported.
    FBI New York Field Office
  • Winnie Greco, Office of the Mayor of the City of New York

    Winnie Grego was accused of : (i). giving a job in the Adams administration in exchange for receiving renovation work on her home, and (ii) asking for donations in exchange for access to City Hall, according to an investigative report published by The City and quoted by other news outlets.
    New York City Department of Investigation
  • Rana Abbasova, NYC Mayor's Office of International Affairs

    The New York Times has reported that Federal "investigators ... searched the New Jersey house[] of Rana Abbasova, an aide in Mr. [Eric] Adams’s international affairs office ... " in connection with "potential malfeasance in Mr. Adams’s 2021 campaign."
    FBI New York Field Office
  • Adams 2021 Straw Donors, Eric Adams 2021

    Six people faced charges in an alleged scheme to structure straw donations to Eric Adams' 2021 committee to elect in order to garner lucrative public matching money from the Municipal Campaign Finance Regulatory Authority.
    Manhattan District Attorneys Office
  • Brianna Suggs, Eric Adams 2021

    The New York FBI reportedly raided the home of Brianna Suggs, a political consultant affiliated with committees to elect of Mayor Eric Adams (D-New York City).
    FBI New York Field Office
  • Grace Baez, New York Police Department

    NYPD Officer Grace Baez was arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics and distribution of narcotics, according to Federal prosecutors in Manhattan.
    U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Timothy Pearson, Office of the Mayor of the City of New York

    After Timothy Pearson had an allegedly violent altercation with security guards at a migrant shelter, the New York City Department of Investigation was reportedly "formally" investigating the incident, according to The New York Times.
    New York City Department of Investigation