Federal prosecutors are reportedly looking at whether Governor Cuomo and his staff ordered the Moreland Commission not to refer cases to district attorneys.
The Wall Street Journal reports the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office is specifically looking at cases that could have been prosecuted by Albany District Attorney David Soares and Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson.
Both were on the Moreland Commission, which Governor Cuomo created to investigate public corruption.
The panel reportedly found evidence of potential criminal wrongdoing by upwards of a dozen lawmakers. But Cuomo shutdown the commission before its work is done.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is investigating the matter, including whether his office can move forward on cases the commission was working on.
They’re also looking at whether Cuomo staffers interfered with the panel’s work and whether they pressured commissioners to issue statements in recent weeks disputing those reports of interference.
Source: Wall Street Journal
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