NY AG Expands Power Over Gov't Spending Corruption

Law360, New York (May 23, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT) -- New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday his office would have expanded authority to investigate public corruption involving taxpayer money in a pact with the state comptroller.

Under the agreement with Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Schneiderman will have the authority to root out and prosecute public corruption involving government spending, such as member items, contracts and pension fraud. The attorney general will also be able to look into public authorities, often criticized as a shadow government due to their power and lack of oversight....
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