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Bharara Won’t Pursue Charges Against Cuomo for Moreland Commission Shutdown

By Staff



U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has announced he will not pursue charges against Gov. Andrew Cuomo for shutting down the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption.

“After a thorough investigation of interference with the operation of the Moreland Commission, and its premature closing, this office has concluded that, absent any additional proof that may develop, there is insufficient evidence to prove a federal crime,” Bharara said in a statement. “We continue to have active investigations related to substantive inquiries that were being conducted by the Moreland Commission at the time of its closure.”

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