Carrion took donations from developers

March 02, 2009 11:26AM

Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, the new director of the White House Office on Urban Policy, received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from developers whose projects he approved, the New York Daily News found. Jonathan Coren and a partner raised money for Carrion before Carrion approved his proposal for an affordable housing development. Boricua College officials donated $8,000 to Carrion three weeks before the school filed plans, which Carrion approved, for a new tower. Carrion begins his White House position today. Carrion declined to answer questions about the campaign contributions but issued a statement saying that “teachers, parents, police officers, firefighters, members of the business community and concerned citizens have all contributed to the borough president’s efforts.”

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