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4:29pm

Thu July 31, 2014
Politics

Cuomo confirms warning letter from US Attorney, will stop commenting on Moreland

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Credit http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/meetattorney.html

Governor Cuomo confirms that the US Attorney, Preet Bharara, sent a warning letter to the lawyer representing the now disbanded Moreland Act Commission on ethics, as first reported in the New York Times.  In it, the paper says, Bharara threatened to investigate the governor’s aides and maybe even Cuomo himself for “possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering.”

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4:23pm

Wed July 30, 2014
Politics

Cuomo's opponents up the ante in Moreland Commission criticisms

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opponents in the November races are stepping up accusations over the ethics commission scandal, and citing sections of state law that they say might have been broken by the governor’s aides.

Lieutenant Governor candidate Tim Wu, who along with Zephyr Teachout is challenging Cuomo and Kathy Hochul in the state Democratic primary, teaches New York State criminal law at Columbia University.

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10:12am

Wed July 30, 2014
Politics

Cuomo's GOP challenger gains from ethics commission controversy

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:14 am

GOP candidate Rob Astorino discusses his campaign plans during an Albany press conference.
Karen Dewitt WRVO

The little known and underfunded Republican challenger for New York governor has been getting a boost from incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s troubles over alleged interference in an ethics panel. Rob Astorino has been doing his best to keep the controversy, first reported in an in-depth story in the New York Times, alive.

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4:41pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Politics

Astorino likens Cuomo to mob boss over Moreland Commission

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 5:16 pm

Rob Astorino, the Republican nominee for governor, holds a can of Lysol, saying Albany needs to disinfected.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Rob Astorino is working to keep heat on Gov. Andrew Cuomo over reporting the governor interfered with an Albany ethics panel.

Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor, made several stops across upstate New York Monday, as Cuomo made his first public comments since The New York Times reported Cuomo and his office tried to influence an independent commission set up by the governor to investigate corruption.

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1:19pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Moreland Commission

Cuomo offers first comments on Ethics Commission controversy

Credit http://www.governor.ny.gov/

Governor Cuomo, in his first public appearance since a potentially damaging news about his staff’s tampering with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development.  But the story continues to dog the governor.

Governor Cuomo, in his first appearance since the controversy over his disbanded ethics commission was detailed in the New York Times,  delivered a spirited  speech in Buffalo, touting the work he’s done to help the city’s troubled economy, calling it an  “unbelievable turn around”, and announcing the creation of over 600 new jobs.

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