NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo could face a federal investigation over his handling of an anti-corruption committee.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has reportedly warned Cuomo about having contact with former members of the now-defunct Moreland Commission after some voiced their support for the governor’s handling of the anti-corruption panel, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.
According to a letter from prosecutors, Baharara is threatening to investigate Cuomo’s office for obstruction of justice and witness tampering, the New York Times reported. Bharara is reportedly looking into whether the Cuomo administration put pressure on commission members to make public statements defending the governor.
“There are certain conversations you can always have, but if they are trying to improperly have an impact on an investigation, well that could be an area of interest for the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford told Murnane.