Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión Jr. and former White House czar admitted to violating city laws
Carrión agreed to pay $10,000 fine more than two years after architect Hugo Subotovsky agreed to design a porch for his City Island home. At the time, Subotovsky was working on several other architectural projects that needed Carrión's support, the New York Daily News reported.
I should have ascertained at the time I engaged Mr. (Hugo) Subotovsky as an architect that he was involved in a project that would come before my office in the (land use review) process, Carrion said in a settlement with the Conflicts of Interest Board, reported the New York Post.
The porch cost approximately $26,000 and was completed in March 2007. However, he only received the bill on April 15, 2009 after questions were raised by the press about free services. The Conflicts of Interest Board reported that it was poor judgment and very suspicious to have a personal project and a government contract done by the same architect.