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CJA's June 18, 2015 letter to JCOPE/LEC REVIEW COMMISSION --
"Ensuring Honest Review by the JCOPE/LEC Review Commission: (1) Your Methodology for Reviewing and Evaluating the Joint Commission on Public Ethics & Legislative Ethics Commission -- Including Public Hearings; (2) Your Protocol with Respect to Conflicts of Interest [June 18, 2015 transmitting e-mail]               

May 1, 2015 press announcement
Anthony Crowell   Michael Feldberg   Seymour James  Tony Jordan  
William LaPiana Elizabeth Moore  Patricia Salkin (& here) Dale Volker
    "JCOPE review panel is named", 
                         Albany Times Union, May 1, 2015 (Rick Karlin) 
     "Andrew Cuomo dines with executive director for the joint commission of public ethics"
                      Daily News, May 1, 2015 (Ken Lovett) 
    "Members of JCOPE Study Panel are Announced", 
                        New York Law Journal, May 4, 2015 (Joel Stashenko)

Budget Bill S-2006-B -- at p. 108

Budget Bill A-3006-B -- at p. 108

"Justification:  This bill is necessary for the enactment of portions of the SFY 2015-16 Education, Labor and 
Family Assistance budget, as contained in the State Operations, Capital Projects and Aid to
Localities appropriations bills."

CJA's June 27, 2013 ethics complaint to JCOPE -

CJA's December 11, 2014 ethics complaint to JCOPE -

VIDEO of CJA's September 17, 2013 oral testimony
before Commission to Investigate Public Corruption 
& written statement

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"Aside from the Vito Lopez case,
JCOPE's findings have solely been against low-level state officials and employees"

"Three Years In, New York Ethics Commission Still Looking to Find Footing
December 12, 2014, Gotham Gazette,
David Howard King

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Donald Trump December 2, 2013 ethics complaint
vs. NY Attorney General Schneiderman

click here for: 
Trump v. JCOPE

Press Coverage of Trump complaint/lawsuit:

"Probe Schneiderman"
March 9, 2014, Daily News, editorial

"Don't duck Donald",
August 17, 2014, Daily News editorial

"JCOPE hires retired judge to fight Trump lawsuit",
December 16, 2014, Capital New York, Jimmy Vielkind

"Donald Trump Wins Lawsuit against Joint Commission on Public Ethics",
February 14, 2015, Daily News 

"Schneiderman probed for allegedly tapping Trumps for cash", March 4, 2015, Daily News (Carl Campanile)

"Trump ethics gripe against New York Attorney General dropped",
August 30, 2015 Daily News (Ken Lovett)

"Ethics  cop-out: JCOPE probe of Donald Trump's complaint against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman leaves too many unanswered questions", September 3, 2015

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CJA's December 17, 2014 FOIL request to AG & Comptroller --
"RE: Contract for outside counsel to represent JCOPE in the Article 78 Proceeding Trump v. JCOPE (Albany Co. #4134/14)

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Maurice Greenberg January 24, 2014 ethics complaint
vs NY Attorney General Schneiderman

Greenberg November 7, 2013 ethics complaint to JCOPE

Greenberg December 30, 2013 ethics complaint to JCOPE 

Press Coverage of Greenberg complaints:

"Wall Street Mogul Maurice (Hank) Greenberg brands an assistant state attorney general a liar",
Daily News, December 9, 2013 (Ken Lovett)

"Ex-AIG executive pursue NY ethics complaint",
AP, December 20, 2013 (Michael Virtanen)

"Greenberg's attorney flip-flops: 'There was no witness tampering'",
New York Post, December 20, 2013 (Carl Campanile, Laura Italiano)

"New Greenberg complaint targets AG spokesmen",
Capital New York,
December 30, 2013 (Jimmy Vielkind)

"Another Ethics Complaint Filed by Hank Greenberg Against NY Attorney General's Office",
Daily News,
January 27, 2014 (Ken Lovett)

"Records reveal AG aide's calls to ex-co-worker involved in AIG fraud case",
New York Post, February 24, 2014 (Carl Campanile)

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Chevron November 20, 2012 ethics complaint
vs NY Comptroller DiNapoli


Press Coverage of Chevron complaint:

"Chevron files DiNapoli complaint with JCOPE",
November 20, 2012, Capitol Confidential (Casey Seiler)

"Chevron files ethics complaint against NY Comptroller",
Value Walk, November 20, 2012

"Chevron attorney David Grandeau Files Ethics Complaint
Against State Comptroller DiNapoli
", NY Daily News (Glenn Blain)

"Grandeau of DiNapoli, Chevron, and JCOPE"
November 20, 2012, Gannett

"Chevron blasts DiNapoli"
November 21, 2012, Albany Times Union (Casey Seiler)

"Tom fuelery"
August 5, 2013, Daily News editorial

     "There has be no action by JCOPE. By law, the panel is supposed vote on investigating complaints within 45 days, then notify the target in writing. DiNapoli’s office says it received no such letter. Chevron attorney Randy Mastro reports that JCOPE requested more information that the company has not yet provided.
         That’s no excuse to sit on a credible accusation . JCOPE should investigate on its own terms — not allow Chevron, with its own agenda, to dictate the schedule. DiNapoli deserves clarity, and so do the people of New York."

"...and DiNapoli too"
March 9, 2014, Daily News editorial

"AWOL on Ethics",
September 10, 2014, Daily News editorial

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March 14, 2012 ethics complaint,
filed by Community Voices Heard & VOCAL/NY
vs Governor Cuomo

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November 22, 2013 ethics complaint
 filed by NYS Senator Klein
v. GOP State Chairman Ed Cox

Press Coverage of Klein complaint:

"Senator Klein files JCOPE, SEC complaint against state GOP Ed Cox's fracking ties",
Gannett, November 22, 2013 (Joseph Spector)

"In JCOPE complaint, Klein knocks Cox on fracking ties",
Capitol Confidential, November 22, 2013 (Casey Seiler)

Senator Daniel Squadron's November 13, 2013 press release-letter

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Consumer Watchdog's May 12, 2014 ethics complaint,
filed vs Governor Cuomo 

& press release

Press Coverage:

"Group files JCOPE complaint over Cuomo's appointment of Google chairman",
Gannett, May 12, 2014 (Joseph Spector)

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"Cuomo: Changes may be needed for JCOPE",
State of Politics, May 21, 2012 (Nick Reisman)
 -- regarding ethics complaint vs Senator Libous


Maureen Koetz' September 17, 2014 ethics complaint
vs Sheldon Silver

October 10, 2014:
"BPCA President’s husband asked to investigate Sheldon Silver",

February 12, 2015
"Courthouse News Service"  


subsequent complaints:


"Company sued by AG won't discuss content of its JCOPE complaint",
Albany Times Union, June 5, 2015 (Casey Seiler)


Also see:
August 29, 2012 ethics complaint against Assembly Speaker Silver...certain members of the staff of the New York State Assembly, filed by Common Cause & National Organization of Women-NY


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"Before he died, a former head of Goldman Sachs warned the Governor
about corruption in NY
Business Insider, February 9, 2015 (Linette Lopez)

         CJA's February 9, 2015 e-mail to Linette Lopez --
"NEWS TIP -- JOHN WHITEHEAD WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE AG, JCOPE, etc.! -- Your today's story 'Before he died, a former head of Goldman Sachs warned the Governor about corruption in New York"


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Going Where the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption & Preet Did Not

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of the Corrupt Commission Scheme to Raise the Salaries
of Corrupt Public Officers  (
2011 - to date)





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