EDC official fined for accepting gifts from contractor

TRD New York /
Sep.September 22, 2008 02:22 PM

A 24-year veteran of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was fined $11,500 for accepting gifts worth more than $4,050 from a firm doing business with the city.

Nazir Mir, former vice president of capital programs for EDC, admitted to investigators that he accepted gifts from Kiska Construction, according to a statement from the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board.

EDC and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation have awarded the construction firm — headquartered in Ankara, Turkey, with a local office in Long Island City — three major contracts related to the development of the High Line project. Mir oversaw the development of the project.

The gifts included two meals in New York City, and lodging and travel expenses for his son’s honeymoon to Istanbul, Turkey, the board said.

City workers are not allowed to accept gifts worth more than $50 from any company that does business or may do business with the city.

Mir worked for the agency from November 1983 until December 2007.

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