Former building commissioner Eric Ulrich, who lost his job in the Adams government over the scandal, could face some legal trouble.
In November, the former city council member from Queens resigned as construction secretary after her ties to the gambling investigation came to light. Now, a grand jury appears to be preparing to indict Ulrich on bribery-related charges, The New York Daily News reported.
according to New York TimesAs part of the investigation, prosecutors examined whether Ulrich acquired an apartment below market rate and whether a sofa was purchased free of charge or paid for by someone with previous business at Ulrich’s agency. Offered to him at a discounted price.
The investigation into Ulrich became public when investigators from District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office served a search warrant on Ulrich outside his Queens home. They interrogated him and confiscated his mobile phone. While the details of the investigation were unclear at the time, sources confirmed it was linked to gambling.
A year ago, Ulrich disclosed more than $50,000 in lottery winnings on his annual financial disclosure form. Records also show that Ulrich declared tens of thousands of dollars in other gambling winnings while serving on Republican committees.
Ulrich announced in a January Facebook post that he had recently received his insurance broker license.
– James van Brammer