Markowitz fined $2,000 for conflict of interest

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has been fined $2,000 by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board for using his chief of staff as

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has been fined $2,000 by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board for using his chief of staff as his lawyer when he bought a home in 2009.

According to the board, his chief of staff, Carlo A. Scissura, recommended a lawyer to handle the details of acquiring the property. While that attorney was out on leave, the chief of staff personally represented Markowitz at the closing for the property.

Both Markowitz and Scissura acknowledged their conduct violated the city's conflicts-of-interest law, which prohibits a public servant from entering into a business or financial relationship with the public servant's superior or subordinate.

Scissura was also fined $1,100.

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