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The Bronx County clerk who was suspended amid a state criminal probe of a homeless services provider has been moonlighting as a paid consultant to the firm for years, The Post has learned.
Luis Diaz, who makes $210,900 as the county clerk, worked as a paid consultant for Aguila Inc. for at least six years, his annual financial statements filed with the state Office of Court Administration reveal.
Diaz, a former state assemblyman, was paid between $20,000 and $60,000 a year by Aguila from 2013 to 2019, records show.
Given his hefty pay, Diaz’s moonlighting is raising eyebrows in The Bronx.
“It seems to me he’s making plenty as a county clerk. I didn’t know that a county clerk could have outside income,” said one Bronx Democratic Party insider who requested anonymity.
“He’s making the same salary as a state Supreme Court justice!”
Diaz’s wife, Anna Diaz, also is employed
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The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus.
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Apple declared monopoly by U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust
Apple was one of the four big tech companies the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust declared as having enjoyed
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- Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired a consulting firm with ties to President Trump to represent him after the House Oversight Committee launched an investigation into his private business.
- The investigation follows a Washington Post report that the longtime Republican fundraiser may have violated campaign fundraising law.
- Patomak Global Partners was founded by Paul Atkins, a former SEC executive who has advised Trump on financial deregulation and served on his business council.
- A USPS spokesperson said the work performed by DeJoy’s personal firms, Patomak and RLF Communications, does not relate to his duties as Postmaster General or its main PR agency, Weber Shandwick.
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US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired a consulting and PR firm with deep ties to the Trump administration as he faces allegations that he violated campaign fundraising laws as a private businessman and Republican fundraiser, Business Insider has learned.