Joint Commission on Public Ethics
A state ethics commission has sent a notice of delinquency to former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, seeking information about his outside income.
Cuomo said lawyer Daniel Horwitz, a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan, will take over from Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore as head of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics expanded the perks for the state’s “first family” in a legal opinion first reported Friday by The Associated Press. The commission says Sandra Lee can stay in the governor’s mansion and fly for free with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on state aircraft during official trips as well as receive police protection.
The 71-year-old Lopez announced in February that his health was deteriorating and that he was extremely fatigued. Still, talk circulated of a possible council run.
He released a one-paragraph statement announcing his second pneumonia diagnosis in nine months. He says he’s “extremely fatigued” with limited mobility.
Calls have mounted for an investigation into the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics, after the fiercely private board allowed one of its closed-door meeting to leak onto the Internet.
Silver hosted a meet and greet luncheon on 9/11, with some attendees donating money to Congressional candidate Assemblywoman Grace Meng.