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Nassau resident files complaint against NIFA member

Nassau resident Andrew Nordquist, 32, last month complained to the Nassau Interim Finance Authority and state ethics officials about NIFA member George Marlin’s public remarks against County Executive Edward Mangano’s $400 million Coliseum bond proposal and other statements.

In a detailed letter, for which Nordquist told Newsday he was helped by a friend who’s an attorney, he accuses Marlin (recent profile clickable here) of “bias” and of skirting NIFA impartiality rules.

The full contents of Nordquist's letter and the strictures he cites  to the state ethics officials are posted below.

Marlin, 58, declined to respond but a friend who requested anonymity said: “Has the young man who signed the letter heard of the First Amendment to the Constitution?”

Complaint Letter to Public-Integrity Commission

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