Mayor Eric Adams has said that he no longer owns a Brooklyn co-op, despite public records to the contrary. But in public filings, he acknowledged ownership.
Mayor Adams initially refused to commit to releasing his tax returns, breaking with tradition and resurrecting questions over his transparency.
Instead of overseeing the mayor’s security detail, Bernard Adams will be a senior adviser to the mayor with no supervisory role after an ethics board ruling.
Amid concerns of nepotism, Bernard Adams will be executive director of mayoral security, not deputy police commissioner. He will earn $210,000.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was warned that he created an “appearance of coercion and improper access” by directly contacting donors who had business before the city.