Preet Bharara’s office will move aggressively to complete the Moreland Commission’s “important and unfinished work” investigating New York political corruption, he said.
The special commission appointed last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate political corruption in New York is quietly winding down this week.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a new state commission Tuesday night that recent corruption in New York state politics infects state and local officials of both major parties, and has reached intolerable proportions.
The Moreland Commission, created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo just weeks after the October storm, issued its final report after reviewing more than 175,000 documents, holding 10 hearings, and interviewing more than 90 stakeholders and witnesses.
Chairman and CEO Kevin Burke said he was returning the $314,000 bonus he was awarded.
Long Island South Shore residents, powerless for weeks, lashed out with intense criticism at LIPA’s woefully inept and unprepared response before, during and after Sandy, agreeing with the Moreland Commission report.
The Moreland Commission, appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after LIPA, Con Edison and other utilities struggled to turn the lights back on after Sandy, has heard consumer outrage and now has a proposal to do something about it.
The hearing was set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center on Arthur Kill Road on Staten Island.
Officials slammed the Long Island Power Authority Tuesday for its performance in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, in a hearing by a commission exploring how those utilities might be restructured.
A Moreland Commission launched earlier this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued subpoenas to utilities in a probe of their response and recovery operations during Superstorm Sandy.