Tuesday, August 25, 2009
All in the family
POL GAVE 160G TO WIFE'S FIRM
By MAGGIE HABERMAN, NY Post
City Councilman Eric Gioia's campaign has paid more than $160,000 to the fund-raising firm run by his wife for his current run for public advocate, records show.
His campaign has paid the Esler Group, run by his wife, fund-raiser Lisa Hernandez Gioia, $162,812, campaign-finance board filings reviewed by The Post show.
The campaign said the payments are in line with a CFB advisory opinion the campaign sought out at the beginning of the race. The opinion said the Gioia campaign "specifically asks for guidance regarding the proper treatment of Ms. Hernandez Gioia's volunteered personal services," as well as the campaign's use of the company's facilities, equipment, supplies, and employee services," according to the opinion.
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