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Governor Cuomo's Campaign Investigates Corruption

Governor Cuomo brought his campaign to investigate public corruption to Binghamton University Tuesday.

The commission was established under the Moreland Act and was assembled as a result of several cases of corruption in the state legislature over the last several years.

Governor Cuomo says he's not worried about what will be revealed.

"First, I believe the overwhelming number of legislators are good people who do the right thing and follow the law," said Cuomo.  "I think this will actually vindicate the good ones by finding the bad ones.  My charge to them is just to follow the facts and it is what it is, and if someone did the wrong thing, they should be prosecuted.  That's the way it works and that's the way this government should function."

There are 22 members on the commission from around the state.

Among them is Broome County's district attorney who welcomes the governor's challenge and his confidence.

"I think the members of the commission, I can just say, speaking for myself, it's an honor to be among that group of people," Mollen said.  "The way this commission is constituted it has been given, I'm almost going to say, unparalleled power, in conjunction with the subpoena power that comes under the Attorney General's office to do two things:

Mollen says those two things are to investigate public corruption where ever it exists and identify flaws in the legal and electoral systems.


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