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NYC ethics board fines HUD official $10,000

NYC board fines ex-White House adviser now HUD official $10K; he agrees he violated city law By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' A regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development who previously served as an adviser to President Barack Obama has been fined $10,000 by a New York City ethics board.

Adolfo Carrion, HUD's regional director for New York and New Jersey, was fined for his dealings with an architect who helped him on a home project and later benefited from Carrion's approval of a local development deal when Carrion was president of the Bronx borough.

Carrion conceded in a disposition released Thursday that he broke the city's conflicts-of-interest law. He agreed to the $10,000 settlement with the city Conflicts of Interest Board.

Carrion served as director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs before becoming a HUD official.


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