New York Times Investigation Finds Cuomo Aides Interfered With Ethics Panel

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The New York Times is reporting that aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo played a hand in bogging down the Moreland Commission.
The New York Times is reporting that aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo played a hand in bogging down the Moreland Commission. Photo Credit: File photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A three-month investigation by The New York Times has revealed aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his camp compromised the efforts of the Moreland Commission, the very group created by Cuomo to root out government corruption. 

The commission culled a list of officials who were taking advantage of the system, but Cuomo's camp objected whenever a person or entity would come up that had ties to the governor, The Times reported. 

Cuomo ultimately disbanded the Moreland Commission well before its planned 18-month lifespan, but now has federal prosecutors looking into what it was the commission found, The Times said. 

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The problem is everyone talks about corruption but noone ever really does anything about it. Most corrupt politicians get a slap on the wrist in some country club.
In my opinion we need to really turn up the heat on this wide spread problem thats destroying our country !

Isn't that what Governor Cuomo was suppose to be trying with his appointment of this commission? I guess we know what happened with that...It's not wrist slapping we need, but continuing to vote these people out of office - then we might begin to arrest this problem. We all need to ask ourselves, do we vote on a consistent basis to rid these elected officials out of office?

The problem is everyone talks about corruption but noone ever really does anything about it. Most corrupt politicians get a slap on the wrist in some country club.
In my opinion we need to really turn up the heat on this wide spread problem thats destroying our country !

I have a hard time respecting anyone in politics any more :(

I love my country its the government that I don't trust

Time to retire the Cuomos. Their political (cronyism) connections (Kennedys, Clintons) allow them to do or say anything.

Let us see - his Daddy did not run for President, ever wonder why ?

Can the apple not be far from the tree.

I wonder why they all sit at the front photo table at Al Smith Dinner, are they seeking absolution with bountiful loads of cash ?

Cuomo and Christie: Two corrupt frauds. Two Peas in a statist pod. Christie is especially odious, as he is allegedly a Republican. Yeah. He's a Repuplican. Like Obama is.

and with all that Astorino will go the way of the late Andy O'Rourke when he ran as the sacrificial lamb for Governor.....at least they paid off Andy with a Judgeship

God bless the NYT for exposing Mr. Cuomo for what he is -- Tammany Hall's corrupt great grandson. To think -- the NY Times did the "hit piece" -- call it their "St. Paul conversion."

And, as far as Mr. Christie -- we should never forgive him for sucking up to Mr. Obama during Hurricane Sandy...Mr. Romney will never forget his betrayal...And, Mr. Astorino -- stay away from that phony -- you don't need an endorsement from such a transparent opportunist.

Looks like the Democratic Governor of New York and the Republican New Jersey Governor may have something in common, i.e., to hide some ethical issues. The N.J. Governor should concentrate on governing instead of losing weight [mostly brain matter]. The Governor of New York will now lose this years election - seems these democrats keep shooting themselves in the proverbial foot with all these scandals - and it is good to finally put the Cuomo's to bed. Maybe he can get a job cooking with his girlfriend and yes, feeding Chrisitie - there's a match made in...

This is not a surprise. Cuomo is a corrupt spoiled man who reigns above his minions. He has nothing but contempt for the taxpayer - feels he's above paying taxes himself. Odious does t begin to describe this individual. Our state deserves much better.