Bloomberg with girlfriend Diana Taylor. It has now been almost three weeks since New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg suddenly sent in riot police to evict the Occupy Wall Street encampment of Zuccotti Park. Today, revelations emerged that the owners of Zuccotti Park, Brookfield Properties, owe the city over $139,000 — four times the starting salary of an officer in the New York Police Department — in back taxes.
MichaelMoore.com notes this in the context of a major conflict of interest. Michael Bloomberg’s girlfriend — Diana Taylor — currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brookfield Properties. The site found that Taylor was paid a whopping $109,954 in 2009, having attended meetings only nine days a year, by Brookfield:
The fact that Bloomberg’s girlfriend netted a six-figure salary from a company that dodged a six-figure amount of taxes while it requested the city to crack down on protesters is discomforting, to say the least.