The Top Seven are presented in the order of probable highest numbers of new jobs created for 2010. Ms. Stark ought to be most famous for the role she had in coming up with the bizarrely inflated real estate tax assessment figures that were used to issue more tax-exempt bonds for Yankee Stadium than should actually be permitted (under the IRS loophole theory being used by the Bloomberg administration). They also show Stark’s staff met at least three times with the Yankees and other city officials to discuss the department’s assessment method. On March 21, 2006, a few weeks before City Council’s vote on the Yankees project, Maurice Kellman, the city’s chief assessor, sent Ottley-Brown the stadium assessment report.
Overall, it looks like things had gotten out of hand in her department; people were feeling too comfortable about helping themselves to their own little pieces of the action. An initial audit report issued in February 2014, examined whether DoE students completed an arts education curriculum that complied with State Education Department (SED) regulations.
By the same token, we can see how if Commissioner Stark was a little bit lax in the nepotism department she might have problems enforcing rules against her top deputy engaging in a little bit of the same. Go to Atlantic Yards Report’s story: How Rudy Giuliani gave Bruce Ratner and Jim Stuckey parking permits , Saturday, (April 18, 2009). It tells of how, in December 1988, the Guiliani administration was handing out city parking privileges (for 1989) to special selected political supporters who were not government officials.
In 2007, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo’s office and then the Securities and Exchange Commission took over the inquiry, which has ballooned into a sprawling investigation involving some of the most prominent players in New York’s political and financial worlds. Also serving both the LMDC and Tarragon were representatives of Brookfield Properties, the largest office landlord in Manhattan. The article is: Where Are They Now?: Sharon Greenberger, Evercore and the Revson Foundation- Selling And Shrinking NYC Libraries ” (Saturday, June 6, 2015).
The report chronicled the results of a two-year investigation by the NYDFS into Promontory’s work for Standard Chartered Bank pertaining to the bank’s compliance with Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering laws and regulations, and sanctions imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. As part of its work, Promontory produced a number of reports and made various presentations to the bank and government authorities, including the NYDFS’ successor, the New York State Banking Department (NYSBD).