De Blasio aide living with convicted killer won’t be disciplined

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NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration says an investigation concerning a top aide has concluded.

Rachel Noerdlinger is the chief of staff to Chirlane McCray, the mayor's wife.

Noerdlinger came under scrutiny this week after it was revealed that her boyfriend, Hassaun McFarlan, pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge 21 years ago.

The news website DNAInfo also reported that he called police "pigs" on his now-removed Facebook page.

A probe by the city's Department of Investigation found Friday that Noerdlinger did not disclose during her background check that she was living with McFarlan. But it did not recommend that disciplinary action be taken.

“DOI has delivered to the Mayor's Office the final results of its review, which is now complete. The inquiry found that Ms. Noerdlinger failed to reveal on her DOI Background Questionnaire that Mr. Hassan resided with her," a statement from the department read.

"DOI found no evidence of intent to deceive the Mayor or City Hall. Given these findings, and that City Hall takes seriously the importance of the DOI Background process and questionnaire, City Hall has noted this omission in Ms. Noerdlinger's personnel file and believes no further punitive action is necessary.”

Noerdlinger has not commented on the matter.