Bharara Critical of Moreland Panel Shutdown

, The Associated Press

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U.S. prosecutors are taking the remaining files of New York's anti-corruption commission as the panel shuts down, and they plan to complete the state investigations, Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Thursday.

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  • Will Galison

    The question is whether Bharara will prosecute Cuomo and the Moreland Commission for high crimes.

    Here is the sworn civilian criminal complaint sent to Preet Bharara accusing the Commission of Federal felonies.

    http://morelandcommssiononpubliccorruption.blogspot.com/2014_03_01_archive.html

  • pete fiorillo

    It is good to know that Diogenes found at least one honest man in government - The US attorney, SDNY

  • Kudos to US Attorney Preet Bharara who has acted to remove theatrics from Moreland Act use in Albany, and can look if controlling an independent Moreland Panel is legal or undermines public confidence in government. Moreland Act was intended to be a "nuclear option" against public corruption, not a trained palace puppy. It remains very troubling that our state government operates on record-less BBMs and email-deletions, thereby depriving our state archives of a real record of governance and being an in-fact secret government thwarting separation of powers."

    Dated: 4/10/14 8:23am
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    Ravi Batra
    Resigned as Commissioner of NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics to protect necessary independence.

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