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August 31, 2013- BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the reasons for former BPCA Chairman Bill Thompson suddenly resigning. It seems that he was cutting lucrative deals with the big real estate owners in Battery Park City (BPC) in exchange for campaign donations to his 2013 run for NYC Mayor.
The NY Times is reporting that Mr. Thompson, while as comptroller of the city, did the same thing there, “Mr. Thompson’s ties to (campaign donors) reflect a pattern that emerges from an examination of Mr. Thompson’s stewardship of the pension funds and, more broadly, the comptroller’s office: Again and again, Mr. Thompson reaped political gains from those he awarded city business.”