Ethics panel investigating Vito Lopez scandal lacks 'trust,' ex-member says
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Ravi Batra, who quit the state ethics commission amid controversy over its handling of the Vito Lopez scandal, said Saturday no one trusts the panel because of questions of whether it's sufficiently independent.
Batra, a Brooklyn lawyer, said that at times, his service on the Joint Commission on Public Ethics created last year "made me feel I was in the midst of something sinister."