Brooklyn BP Markowitz Fined $20K for Wife's Trips

Monday, July 25, 2011

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was fined $20,000 for bringing his wife along on official foreign trips without paying for her expenses, the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board announced Monday.

The board claims there was no reason for Markowitz's wife to accompany him on two trips to Turkey and one to the Netherlands — and that he shouldn't have accepted travel expenses for her.

Markowitz said the trips were packed with official business and he's "flabbergasted" by the decision.

He said he was expected to bring his wife and they met with mayors and their spouses overseas.

With the Associated Press


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