De Blasio campaign fined $48K for misusing political donations Campaign allegedly spent $100K with PR firm that helped launch de Blasio’s Campaign for One New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio s campaign was fined $47,778 Thursday amid allegations it spent public campaign funds on plane tickets for his son, a makeup artist for his family and a second party to celebrate the mayor s election in 2013.

The fines included $12,484 for contributions that exceeded campaign finance limits; $6,086 for taking donations from LLCs; and $21,159 for certain post-election expenses that are not permitted under campaign finance law.

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million from private donors and received nearly $4 million in matching public funds, the New York Post reported.

For his 2013 m阿爱上海同城

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ayoral run and his 2017 re-election campaign, de Blasio has raised more than $4 million from real estate officials, their family members or lobbyists, according to records. In May, The Real Deal reported that five of the top 10 bundlers for his re-election campaign were real estate figures.

Among the 2013 campaign s infractions: spending more than $33,000 for a second party after the election, and shelling out $550 for a makeup artist for the de Blasio family on election night in 2013. The campaign also didn t properly document the contributions of dozens of bundlers, including Jona Rechnitz, who was at the center of the NYPD bribery s爱上海同城

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candal.

Dan Levitan, a de Blasio campaign spokesperson, said the campaign strongly disagree[s] with the CFB s findings.

The majority of the illegal post-election expenditures went to to Hilltop Publishing, a public relations firm instrumental in launching the nonprofit Campaign for One New York. That firm received more than $100,000 from the campaign.

Campaign for One New York, which supported many of his political initiatives and took unlimited contributions, was shuttered earlie上海龙凤论坛

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on. Prominent real estate donors included Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management and David von Sprecklesen of Toll Brothers City Living.   [NYP] E.B. Solomont

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