New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and four aides used personal email accounts to conduct government business and the mayor urged city employees to help his donors, The New York Times reported.
The Times used the New York state’s Freedom of Information Law to obtain a copy of a document detailing the actions by the city’s Department of Investigation.
According to the document, de Blasio’s personal email address showed up in the conducting of city business 1,850 times. Many of those uses violate the city’s guidelines for email use, the Times reported.
The document relates to a federal investigation into the mayor’s fundraising.
Though prosecutors earlier this year announced they would not pursue charges against de Blasio or his aides in the case, acting U.S. attorney Joon H. Kim said he had issues with the mayor’s conduct, citing “several circumstances in which Mayor de Blasio and others acting on