Cuomo Says Anti-Corruption Bills Likely Dead, Vows Probe

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the prospects have dimmed for bills targeting official corruption and backing publicly financed elections, and predicted he will instead spend the summer creating a special commission to investigate public graft.

The Democratic governor's comments came less than a week after he published the details of legislation that is supposed to stiffen corruption penalties, create new classes of crimes and better equip prosecutors as well as establish a statewide public election financing system akin to the one in place...
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