Contact Us

Bharara: NYS Corruption Investigations Continue

Spencer Platt/Getty Images [file]
Spencer Platt/Getty Images [file]
United States Attorney Preet Bharara says there is “insufficient evidence to prove a federal crime” was committed in connection with Governor Cuomo’s premature closure of the Moreland Commission.

Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]
Bharara on Monday released a two-sentence statement on his office’s review of the circumstances surrounding the sudden shutdown of the anti-corruption panel by the governor.

Bharara said he reached the conclusion following a “thorough investigation of interference” with the operation of the commission.

The statement said “absent any additional proof that may develop,” a federal crime can’t be proven.

But Bharara made it clear he’s not finished with his efforts to prosecute suspected corruption in state government.

The statement indicated his office continues to have “active investigations related to substantive inquiries” that were being conducted by the commission at the time of its closure.

Elkan Abramowitz, an attorney retained by the Cuomo administration, responded to Bharara’s declaration with his own statement: “We were always confident there was no illegality here.”

Abramowitz expressed appreciation to Bharara for “clarifying this for the public record.”

For breaking news or late developments, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

Best of 1290 WNBF

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for News-Breakers Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive News-Breakers Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.