New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is now reportedly the target of new allegations which allege that he misused hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax payer dollars for corrupt purposes.
As Fox News reports:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio misused police resources on his security detail, a new report released Thursday by the city’s Department of Investigation (DOI) says, to assist in his adult daughter’s move out of Brooklyn, as well as to transport campaign staff during his presidential bid.
The DOI found that the Democratic mayor misused police resources by directing members of his Executive Protection Unit (EPU) to help move his daughter, Chiara de Blasio, out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 2018. NYPD personnel helped carry furniture and an NYPD sprinter van carried her belonging to Gracie Mansion, which is the official residence of the mayor of New York City located in Manhattan.
DOI also determined that the City of New York expended $319,794 for the members of Mayor de Blasio’s security detail to travel during his presidential campaign trips. The mayor has still not reimbursed the city for those funds either personally or through his campaign. The report also says that during these campaign trips, EPU members occasionally transported de Blasio’s campaign staffers with the mayor.
Both reflect a use of NYPD resources for political purposes, according to the DOI.
The mayor’s office attempted to dispute the report by claiming that a ‘very real threat assessment’ justified the expenses.