Governing under a cloud
Mayor de Blasio’s scandal-tainted top aides:
November 2017: CYNTHIA BRANN,
commissioner of the Department of Correction — Socked with $6,000 fine for using her city vehicle for 16 personal trips to shopping malls and airports.
December 2016: GLADYS CARRION,
commissioner of the Administration of Children’s Services — Resigned after series of damning reports on blunders that led to child deaths.
December 2015: GILBERT TAYLOR,
commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services — Forced out during an overhaul of the embattled agency.
November 2017: SHOLA OLATOYE,
chair of the Housing Authority — Accused by the Department of Investigation of knowing her agency wasn’t inspecting apartments for lead-based paint, but submitting documents to the federal government saying it was doing so.
STACEY CUMBERBATCH, commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services — Left amid questionable actions by City Hall that allowed the nonprofit Rivington House nursing home on the Lower East Side to be sold.
June 2017: JOSEPH PONTE,
former commissioner of the Department of Correction — Retired after a probe found he had misused his city vehicle and spent months outside the city in 2016.