Last Monday, the New York Times published a story on their three-month investigation into the Moreland Commission. The Commission, established in June, 2013, was set up to investigate corruption in Albany . The Times’ report focuses directly on whether or not the Cuomo Administration interfered with the Commission’s work. It should be noted that the article does not specifically allege any illegal behavior.
The Governor has stated that the both he and his office were incapable of interfering with a commission that he created, and that the commission was legally under his control during its entire tenure. The article, “Cuomo’s Office Hobbled Ethics Inquiries by Moreland Commission,” can be read here: http://nyti.ms/1lNnXTz
Monday, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick, a co-chair of the Moreland Commission To Investigate Public Corruption, defended the commission, its process and its product.