Just as Mayor Bill de Blasio is being accused of coordinating possible illegal fundraising scheme, he said out loud that he has not done wrongdoing as such and any investigation on the matter is welcomed.
He stated, “I consider the whole lot we did was authorized and applicable and cautious, and look, we stated it from the start, if there’s any type of investigation happening, we’ll fortunately take part. We’ll help it,” on WNYC's the Brian Lehrer show on Friday.
He added, "We want to get everything out. We want every fact to be uncovered, and I welcome this being done, and being done properly, so I am happy to be a part of solving any outstanding question. But from my vantage point, everything was done legally and appropriately."
Mayor Blasio vows to be transparent at all times and denies all the accusations that are pointing towards him. Is he innocent after all?
The investigations say otherwise; however nothing has been proved yet. The lead Investigator for the Board of elections is accusing the Mayor of being a part of an illegal fundraising scheme. The chief investigator calls this a ‘willful and flagrant violation’ of state election regulation.
In an eight-page memo obtained by the DailyNews, and posted in full on the newspaper's website, the lead investigator said, "the review revealed a pattern consistent with coordinated fundraising and expenditure of funds to evade contribution limits, for purpose of funneling contributions that exceeded contribution limits."
According to the State Board of Elections Chief Enforcement Officer, within the memo, there’s proof that the de Blasio workforce deliberately solicited larger-than-allowed contributions for Upstate candidates, then shortly transferred to marketing campaign funds to disguise the names of the contributors, which can violate election regulation.
The reports produced so far alleges that Mayor de Blasio might have been behind a legal effort to assist elect Democrats to the state senate in 2014 and recommend the Manhattan DA examine Metropolis Corridor.