Federal prosecutors have reportedly subpoenaed records from the Moreland Commission, which was aimed at fighting corruption in Albany.

The New York Times says prosecutors are seeking emails, text messages and all other records from the members who worked on the panel.

Governor Andrew Cuomo shutdown the commission in March.  The subpoena may suggest that the U.S. Attorney's office is investigating allegations of interference with the panel.

A spokesman for the governor would not discuss specifics about the case.

"The Moreland Commission was clear at the conclusion that they were referring all cases to various prosecutors - to the extent the U.S. attorney wants to investigate those cases we encourage all state offices to cooperate," said spokesman Matthew Wing.

Cuomo announced that he was disbanding the panel in exchange for tougher ethics laws.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has criticized the shutdown of the commission.


Source:  New York Times

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