ALBANY - Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has asked the state Senate and Assembly to preserve all documents related to Gov. Cuomo's anti-corruption commission, the Daily News has learned.
It’s the latest sign of an investigation by Bharara’s office in the aftermath of Cuomo’s decision in March to disband the now-defunct Moreland Commission.
At the time it was terminated, the commission had been looking into the outside income of lawmakers and how legislators spent their campaign cash.
Bharara previously took control of the panel’s files and was said to be following up on its unresolved leads.
Two things to note here - the Moreland Commission announced they were lawyering up on a Friday right before a holiday weekend, always a great time to hide news you don't want noticed.
And Cuomo's office won't say if they have received a document retention request from Bharara.
Which means that they have.
Dunno if Bharara will find anything dirty on Cuomo over this or, if he does, if he'll use it on Sheriff Andy, but it seems pretty clear from the news we're getting that he means business.