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Gerald Migdol is accused of concealing contributions to a New York City comptroller candidate to get more public-matching funds.

Gerald Migdol leaving court in Manhattan on Friday after being charged with trying to hide the true source of campaign contributions.  
Gerald Migdol leaving court in Manhattan on Friday after being charged with trying to hide the true source of campaign contributions.   Credit... Jefferson Siegel for The New York Times

Matthew Haag

Nov. 19, 2021

A Manhattan real estate developer was charged on Friday with scheming to conceal contributions to a candidate in this year’s New York City comptroller’s race in a bid to get as much public financing for the candidate as possible.

The developer, Gerald Migdol, arranged for dozens of donations to be made to the campaign in the names of people who had not authorized the payments, according to an indictment unsealed on Friday by federal prosecutors in Manhattan.