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New York Mayor's advisor leaves job as casino executive

Timothy Pearson, a retired Police Department Inspector and confidant of Mayor Eric Adams, has recently left his job as an executive at New York’s City only casino.

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This follows The New York Times reporting that he was collecting salaries from both the casino and the Adams administration.

The Mayor had hired Pearson as Adviser for Public Safety under an arrangement that allowed him to keep his job at the casino (where he was Security VP) and collect his police pension. The Mayor’s officials have declined to say how much Pearson was earning from his city-paid position.

Pearson was collecting salaries from the city and Resorts World, while also receiving his police pension.

The discovery was brought to attention in May 2022, by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

His hiring as a Senior Adviser for public safety and Covid recovery came as the casino was seeking to expand its operations in New York City. Watchdogs said his new position at City Hall presented a conflict of interest.

Resorts World’s statement on Pearson leaving his job read: “Tim is a distinguished hero who served the city for many years as a leader at NYPD. Tim used those same skills to keep our facility and community safe for over a decade.

“We support his decision to lend his expertise to the city in its pursuit of making our streets safer and we wish him well.”

Resorts World didn’t disclose how much Pearson was earning in the executive role and Pearson declined to comment regarding any of the matters.


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