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Eric Adams

New York City Mayor

Biography

Eric Adams was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. He claims to have been inspired to seek a career in law enforcement after he and his brother received a beating by police. He studied data processing and criminal justice in college. He graduated from police academy in 1984 a…

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Transparency Summary

Eric Adams has faced questions over discrepancies in his residence, unreported income in his Federal income tax returns, accepting gifts or campaign donations from special interests with business before his office, and meeting with élites in private clubs or expensive establishments. He has been interviewed in connection with a State investigation into Aqueduct Racetrack. The New York Times has asserted that Adams 'has continued to push the boundaries of campaign-finance and ethics laws.'

Red Flags

Eric Adams raised substantial amounts of campaign funds from AEG executives after AEG was selected, based, in part, on Eric Adams' recommendation, to operate a casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.

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Yellow Flags

Mayor-elect Eric Adams and his partner, Tracey Collins, flew to Puerto Rico in November 2021 for the SOMOS lobbyist conference on the private jet of cryptocurrency billionaire Brock Pierce. A spokesman said Adams paid the market value for two seats on Pierce's plane, according to a report broadcast by WNBC-TV.

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