Moreland Commission defends work: “Referrals have already been made to federal and state prosecutors”

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As the Moreland Commission shuts down, it wrote a letter back to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara today and defended its work, saying possible criminal findings have been forwarded to prosecutors.

“Several referrals have already been made to federal and state prosecutors,” the commission’s co-chairs wrote.

The letter comes after Bharara asked, and is receiving, documents related to open investigations by the commission. It’s folding after Cuomo and legislators reached a deal for ethics reform.

“As the co-chairpersons of the Commission, we have decided that referrals to law enforcement shall be made only upon unanimous vote of the co-chairs,” the letter reads. “In light of the facts discussed above, and consistent with the Executive Order, we have agreed to provide your office with copies of all documents in the Commission’s control relating to the Commission’s ongoing investigative work.”

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