From the NY Post:
Ex-Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion — who is said to be exploring a 2013 run for city comptroller — was fined $10,000 yesterday by the Conflicts of Interest Board for accepting services from an architect who had a major housing project requiring approval from his office.
Carrion claimed he didn’t realize Hugo Subotovsky, who designed his porch, was also the architect of the then-proposed Boricua Village apartment complex.
Subotovsky was hired in 2006 to design a $26,000 porch for Carrion’s City Island home. Construction was completed in March 2007 — the same month Carrion green-lighted Boricua.
And Subotovsky did not bill Carrion until after reporters began asking why. On April 15, 2009, Carrion was billed $4,247.50 and quickly paid it. By then, he was serving as President Obama’s “urban czar.”