U.S. Attorney Bharara: No criminal activity in closing of Moreland Commission

Preet Bharara

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced on Monday that there is no evidence of a federal crime in the closing of the Moreland Commission.

In a statement, Bharara said they are continuing to actively investigate the inquiries before the commission at its closure.

Governor Andrew Cuomo closed the anti-corruption panel in April of 2014.

Since its closure, the top two members of the NYS legislature have been convicted of corruption.

Former NYS Senate Leader Dean Skelos and former NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Sheldon Silver have been convicted and are currently awaiting sentencing.

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