Ex-SUNY Boss Must Answer Subpoena Over Cronyism Claims

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A New York state appeals court has ordered the former president of the State University of New York Research Foundation to testify before state ethics investigators after they subpoenaed him over allegations he provided a lucrative job to an unqualified relative of a political ally.

John J. O'Connor's case began in 2009, when the New York State Commission on Public Integrity — renamed the Joint Commission on Public Ethics in 2011 — reacted to news reports that Susan Bruno was being paid more than $80,000 per...
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