Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Daily News Exclusive: New York Lawmaker Earns Extra Money Working for a Political Party in Bermuda

By Glenn Blain

Bermuda is more than just a vacation spot for Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake – it’s a source of income.

Blake, who’s considered a rising star in Democratic Party circles, has a side job working as a “consultant” for the One Bermuda Alliance, an opposition political party in the island territory, according to a financial disclosure statement made public Tuesday.

The One Bermuda Alliance paid Blake between $20,000 and $50,000 in 2017 for work dealing in “communications strategy,” the lawmaker revealed in his annual financial disclosure statement.

“It’s highly unusual, if not unprecedented,” said Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group about a state lawmaker working for a foreign political organization.

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