Commission seeks NY legislators' clients

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The commission investigating public corruption has sent letters to all state legislators asking for information regarding law clients and outside business, an official confirmed Friday.

But lawmakers could decline, noting that they filed new personal financial disclosure just this summer and complied with existing law, the source said.

The “Commission to Investigate Public Corruption,” launched by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in July, sent letters asking to see lawmakers’ client lists and other information. The panel also recently subpoenaed large New York City real estate developers and is expected to begin public hearings later this month.

The commission is charged with reviewing state election laws and coming up with recommendations to prevent corruption.

Legislators recently filed new financial disclosure forms that required them to provide more details than in years past.
 

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