ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's latest anti-corruption board is freezing state election, ethics and lobbying records, including internal documents, as it works to clean up Albany's long string of official misconduct.
The Moreland Commission on Public Corruption on Wednesday ordered the state Board of Elections and the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics to preserve all documents as its investigation gets under way.
The order involves not only preservation of documents related to political officials, but internal e-mails, drafts of documents, computer flash drives, photographs and other images, and sound recordings. The list of internal documents could help show how well the Board of Elections and JCOPE investigated past and current corruption cases.
The Moreland Commission also announced three public hearings in September in Manhattan, Buffalo and Albany County.