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Disgraced Councilman Andy King yet to pay $15K fine after return from suspension


Added 12-04-19 08:13:02pm EST - “Now that the Bronx Dem is back, the City Council is discussing a payment plan for the fine with him, a Council spokesperson said Wednesday.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Disgraced Councilman Andy King yet to pay $15K fine after return from suspension”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

More than a week after returning to work from his suspension, disgraced lawmaker Andy King has yet to pay the $15,000 fine that was part of his punishment for a wide range of ethics violations.

Now that the Bronx Dem is back, the City Council is discussing a payment plan for the fine with him, a Council spokesperson said Wednesday.

In October, lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to punish King after the Council’s Ethics Committee substantiated accusations that he’d used Council resources for his stepdaughter’s Virgin Islands wedding; enabled his wife, a union big, to help run his office; and retaliated against staff who cooperated with investigators, among other charges.

The Oct. 28 resolution punishing King included broad language about the fine, requiring that a “reasonable payment schedule” be arranged between the Office of the General Counsel and King.

“Failure by Council Member King to pay according to said payment schedule may result in the disciplinary proceeding being reopened,” the resolution states.

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