Did Cuomo Meddle With The Moreland Commission?
A “New York Times” report suggests Governor Andrew Cuomo may have interfered with the Moreland Commission’s anti-corruption investigations.
The panel had been charged with weeding out corruption in Albany over an 18-month span., but it was disbanded in March after lawmakers agreed upon a number of reforms.
The report indicates Cuomo’s top aide helped keep the panel from investigating Cuomo himself.
Meanwhile, Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout, who is challenging Cuomo’s re-election bid, says Cuomo should resign if he knew about his aide’s influence on the Moreland Commission subpoenas.
In response to the “Times” report, Cuomo’s office said any inference with the panel is “legally, ethically, and practically false.”