De Blasio donor scored $120M in city COVID-19 contracts, board seats

De Blasio donor scored $120M in city COVID-19 contracts, board seats
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray chair 14-member panel on mental health for NH audience of 6. CBS News video

[Ed. – Even if he were not over-the-top liberal in his views, New York’s mayor would still be one of the crookedest politicians ever to run America’s largest city.]

Give to Bill and ye shall receive.

A big-bucks donor to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s political campaigns not only scored $120 million in no-bid coronavirus contracts — he also won seats on two influential city boards.

Manhattan resident Charles Tebele, who owns the New Jersey-based computer business Digital Gadgets, has showered Hizzoner with at least $22,750 in political contributions since 2016 including $12,800 to de Blasio’s failed 2020 presidential bid, records show.

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Those contributions to de Blasio were Tebele’s first to a federally regulated campaign since he gave to 2012 Connecticut congressional candidate, Dan Roberti, who lost the Democratic primary that year.

The technology entrepreneur garnered his first city contract through an emergency, no-bid procurement system set up by the mayor during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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