A labor-backed group has filed a complaint against one of the nation’s most prominent corporate activists, alleging he has failed to disclose his activity in New York State on issues like minimum wage and the 421-a tax exemption renewal.
At the start of Tuesday’s meeting of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, David Grandeau, a compliance consultant and former lobbying commission executive director, interrupted the proceedings to serve a complaint he signed. The complaint, from the pro-union Alliance for a Greater New York, claims several groups controlled by Washington, D.C., attorney Richard Berman have been lobbying in the state without registering with JCOPE.
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