Here’s video of Christine Quinn explaining how the $4.7 million her aides diverted to fake organizations was spent on “mid-year budget needs.”
She goes on to say that the practice of “holding” money “in reserve” is done by “numerous city agencies.”
Quinn is also considered a major candidate for mayor, although she has not actually declared that she’s running. A spokesman for Anthony Weiner, one of her more formidable likely opponents, declined to comment. Comptroller Bill Thompson, another a major likely candidate, sent this statement:
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