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THE PEOPLE FIGHT BACK...

Going Where the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption Did NOT:

Joint Commission on Public Ethics
(JCOPE)

 

CJA's July 11, 2014 letter to "The Three Men in the Room" -- Governor Cuomo, Temporary Senate President Skelos, Assembly Speaker Silver -- "RE: Getting to First Base in Achieving 'the Dream of Honest Government'"
         (1) Rectifying your violation of “The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011” by appointing the review committee to evaluate JCOPE that you were required to appoint “No later than June 1, 2014”;
        (2) Making public your “written response”, if any, to CJA’s June 27, 2013 ethics complaint against you, filed with JCOPE


Enclosures
:
click here for CJA's webpage for:
 
 June 27, 2013 ethics complaint
to NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics
& its enclosed April 15, 2013 corruption complaint to US Attorney Bharara "Achieving 'the Dream of Honest Government'"

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"Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Strike Deal on New Ethics Rules", June 3, 2011, NewYork Times, Nicholas Confessore, Thomas Kaplan

Governor's June 3, 2011 press release:  "Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Skelos, & Speaker Silver Announce Agreement on Historic Ethics Reform" 

Governor Cuomo's June 7, 2011 press release: "Governor Cuomo Introduces Program Bill on Ethics Reform"

Governor's Program Bill #9 "Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011"

Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011: 
S.5679-2011
 A.8301-2011 

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March 14, 2014: "City Bar and Common Cause/New York Find Joint Commission on Public Ethics Not Fulfilling its Mission"  -- REPORT:  "HOPE FOR JCOPE"

       media coverage:   "New York City Bar Association Urges Steps to Improve Ethics Panel", New York Times, March 13, 2014, Susanne Craig;    Capitol Pressroom-Susan Arbetter/WCNY: "Attorney Evan Davis calls on JCOPE to stretch its muscles", March 17, 2014 announcement: radio interview-at 13 mins.

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click here for:
April 23, 2014 Order to Show Cause to Intervene in Declaratory Judgment Action vs Commission to Investigate Public Corruption
Exhibit B-6:    CJA’s June 27, 2013 corruption/ethics complaint to JCOPE
Exhibit B-2:    CJA’s April 15, 2013 corruption complaint to U.S. Attorney Bharara
Exhibit M:      appending transcript of September 17, 2014 oral testimony    VIDEO clip
Exhibit H-1:   
CJA’s written September 17, 2013 written testimony


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April 30, 2014

"U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Records of Ethics Panel", New York Times, Suzanne Craig, William Rashbaum

"Feds widen crackdown on New York political corruption", New York Post, Carl Campanile, Pat Bailey

"Preet Bharara asks for all complaints filed with NYS ethics commission", Daily News, Ken Lovett

"Reports: U.S. Attorney goes after state's troubled ethics watchdog", Gannett, Joseph Spector

"GOP on JCOPE subpoena", Capitol Confidential, Rick Karlin

"Federal Prosecutor Subpoenas New York Ethics Enforcement Agency", Wall Street Journal

"US Attorney Subpoenas Documents from State Ethics Panel", WAMC Radio, Karen DeWitt

June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014 Press Release: "Joint Commission on Public Ethics Unveils Website & New Tip Line to Report Misconduct"

"EXCLUSIVE: Hotline launched for state government staffers to report sexual harassment and other complaints", Daily News, Ken Lovett

June 24, 2014

"NY ethics and lobbying comission creates tip line", AP

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Subsequent Press Coverage

July 22, 2014

"Review panel status: stalled", Albany Times Union, Rick Karlin

July 24, 2014

"NYC Bar among those wondering about JCOPE review panel", Albany Times Union, Rick Karlin

     

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