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Eric Ulrich New York City’s former buildings commissioner turned himself in Wednesday morning to face bribery related charges.
Eric Ulrich, 38, resigned from the top buildings department position in November after prosecutors confiscated his cellphone as part of the district attorney’s investigation into ties to organized crime and illegal gambling.
Attorney for Ulrich, Samuel M. Braverman, confirmed to DailyMail.com that his client surrendered Wednesday morning and will be arraigned in the afternoon where he is expected to enter a not guilty plea.The New York Times reports that others will be arraigned along side the former commissioner for seeking favors from him.
Among those expected are brothers who own a Queens pizzeria Joseph and Anthony Livreri, Brooklyn towing company owner Michael Mazzio and Brooklyn real estate developer Mark Caller.Ulrich, Joseph and Anthony Livreri and Mazzio hosted a $1,000-a-head fundraiser for the mayor before he was elected. Caller is alleged to have offered Ulrich a discounted luxury apartment.
Eric Ulrich Age
Eric Ulrich age is 38 years old.
Surrenders to cops to face Briber Charges
The former head of the buildings department served as a republican on the City Council for three terms before joining democrat Mayor Eric Adams as a special advisor.
In May of 2022 Adams appointed him as the New York City Buildings Commissioner where he served in the role until November.
He resigned just days after investigators from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office had his phone seized.
The ex-commissioner was officially charged in a sealed indictment over the summer. The official charges have not been announced.
Investigators have looked into possible connections between Ulrich and organized crime. Law enforcement has identified Mazzio and the Livreri brothers to have connections to organized crime.
Ulrich has revealed online that he developed a drinking problem during the covid-19 pandemic and was trying to get sober. While the mayor is not expected to be charged, he has close connections to several people indicted on campaign finance fraud.
In July, the district attorney’s office charged several donors to Adam’s campaign for illegally structuring campaign contributions to maximize additional money earned through the city’s funds matching program.
DailyMail.com has reached out the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the mayor’s office for comment.
Mayor Adams has been in the spotlight over his handling of the city’s migrant crisis.
He issued a warning that the city will be destroyed by the influx of migrants, singing a different tune from just a year ago.