Mayor Eric Adams dodged questions Thursday about giving his brother a six-figure security gig — insisting the media has mischaracterized the controversial choice of hiring a family member for such a high-paying role in his administration.
“This was not a ‘Gotcha,’” Eric Adams told reporters at an unrelated press conference outside Manhattan Supreme Court, referring to tapping his younger brother Bernard Adams to a $210,000-a-year job overseeing his security.
Asked by a reporter why he didn’t first seek permission from the city’s Conflict of Interest Board prior to hiring his brother, Adams deflected.
“We believe, my legal counsel has made it clear, that we are following the rule
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