NEW YORK — Mayor-elect Eric Adams plans to name Frank Carone, his personal lawyer and longtime adviser, chief of staff of his incoming administration, he confirmed Wednesday evening.

An announcement is expected Thursday. Adams is set to take office Saturday.

An executive partner at the law firm Abrams Fensterman for over a decade, Caronehas worked closely with Adams for years.

The news comes just a day after Adams announced the creation of a new mayoral office to root out government waste, called the Mayor’s Office of Risk Management and Compliance. That office will be led by Marjorie Landa, who currently works at the city comptroller’s office.

Other high-profile positions remain vacant, however. That includes a new post, deputy mayor for public safety. Adams said Philip Banks, who was the NYPD chief of department in 2014, is being considered for the position.


Reporting from NY1 journalist Courtney Gross was used in this story.


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