Statement by Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis on the expected resignation of NYC Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte

“The resignation of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte is long overdue. Bill de Blasio’s rationalization and excuses for Commissioner Ponte’s misdeeds is symptomatic of an administration with little regard and few controls over the time city officials spend, or more accurately don’t spend, doing the people’s business.

“This is a victory for all hard-working New York taxpayers who spend long hours working to pay the high salaries of Mayor de Blasio and his administration. I was proud to stand with the taxpayers on this issue.

“It’s time for NYC Comptroller, Scott Stringer, to do a full audit of who is using city vehicles and for what purpose and for the mayor to let city employees know that actions like Commissioner Ponte’s won’t be tolerated.”

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