ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Moreland Commission established to investigate public corruption has announced the first round of public hearings.
The hearings will be held in September in New York City, Buffalo and Loudonville. They will focus on the adequacy of existing state laws and regulations involving corruption by public officials, the electoral process and campaign finance laws.
September 24, 2013 – The Crossings of Colonie Meeting Room at 580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville. Doors open at 5 p.m., event begins at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend any or all of these meetings, and additional hearings will be announced in the near future.
The commission was established by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 2, 2013 under the Moreland Act and Executive Law Section 63(8) to "probe systemic public corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections in New York State."
It is chaired by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Syracuse District Attorney William Fitzpatrick and attorney Milton Williams. It includes prosecutors, lawyers, State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
For those unable to present testimony in person, comments can be summited to email@example.com before or after the hearings.