Contact: Michael Fraser, (518) 455-3751
"Apparently, Albany's Golden Age of corruption is not about to end anytime soon. The federal investigation into members of Governor Cuomo's inner circle has been known for some time, and the charges announced today are extremely disturbing. The erosion of public trust continues.
The state's economic development efforts are designed to put people to work, to revitalize communities and to help New Yorkers put food on the table. They are not designed to line the pockets of the politically connected. When the foundation of these programs is built on corruption and greed, the entire structure needs to come down.
The Assembly Minority Conference has called for reforms to increase transparency and accountability throughout the state's economic development efforts. It's clear that those reforms have never been more necessary."