The Moreland Commission is apparently being funded through the state budget from existing funds, about $270,000 so far, and it has a six-member staff—all making near or above six figures, state records show.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed the Moreland Commission in July to root out corruption in state government. The commission has been holding hearings around the state.
The full-time employees are essentially support staff for the commission, which has nearly two dozen prosecutors on it serving on a voluntary basis.
The Buffalo News reported that the budget for the office appears to be $270,000 so far.
Here’s the salaries and the staff’s previous positions:
- Executive director Regina Calcaterra, executive department: $175,000
- Assistant attorney general Kelly Donovan, office of the attorney general: $164,000
- Investigative auditor Elizabeth Danya Perry, executive department: $140,000
- Assistant attorney general John Amodeo, office of the attorney general: $138,000
- Deputy director Tyler J. Friedman, department of corrections: $125,000
- Director of public information Michelle Nicoll-Duffy, division of criminal justice services: $93,500