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Latest Albany scandal: Guv's picks help carry out lawmaker probe
The politics of who investigates politicians, when and for what becomes more complicated than the cases themselves.
For the first time in New York, appointees of the governor have a direct, immediate role in probing a major scandal in the State Legislature, a separate government branch. For this reason, the recently exposed sexual harassment charges against Assemb. Vito Lopez (D-Brooklyn)...