Onondaga County DA Fitzpatrick says Moreland Commission has uncovered criminal activity

Nov 8, 2013

The Moreland Act Commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is releasing a preliminary report on public corruption in a few weeks. The commission is charged with investigating corruption in state governmental agencies, and has already gone after the state Board of Elections and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or J-COPE, at recent public hearings.

During an interview with Grant Reeher, host of WRVO's Campbell Conversations, commission co-chairman and Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says the commission's investigation has uncovered criminal activity.

"We have subpoena power and law enforcement power. If we discover criminality, and I can tell you without being tantalizing, I can tell you that we have," he said, "we will refer that to the appropriate prosecutorial agency."

Fitzpatrick says the next year is going to be difficult for New Yorkers as the investigation continues and more facts come to light. A final report will be filed by the Moreland Commission by January 2015.

Click here for Fitzpatrick's full interview with Grant Reeher on the Campbell Conversations.