NYC Advocate Lays Out Anti-Public Corruption Proposals

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT) -- The anti-corruption policy flu spread from Albany to New York City Wednesday as Bill de Blasio, the city's public advocate, unveiled a proposal for more disclosure, less discretionary spending and tougher criminal penalties in the wake of the bribery arrest of a city councilman.

De Blasio, a Democrat running to succeed Michael Bloomberg as New York City mayor, called for the creation of an independent city ethics watchdog that would report not to council lawmakers but to the New York City Department of Investigation.

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