New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached an agreement with the New York City Economic Development Corp. and two other not-for-profit organizations that ends what Schneiderman called illegal lobbying in connection with development projects at Willets Point in Queens and Coney Island in Brooklyn.

According to an announcement by Schneiderman, an investigation found that though local development corporations are barred by statute from any lobbying, the EDC, Flushing-Willets Point-Corona Local Development Corp. and the Coney Island Development Corp. lobbied the New York City Council to win approval of their favored projects.

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