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Cuomo and Bharara due to attend inaugural of new chief judge

Janet DiFiore sits with her husband Dennis

Janet DiFiore sits with her husband Dennis Glazer in the Senate gallery after being confirmed as chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Albany, N.Y. Seated behind are their children Michael Glazer, Joseph Glazer and Alexandra Murphy. Credit: AP / Mike Groll

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara will be in the same courtroom Monday in Albany.

But relax. It’s just for the swearing-in of New York’s new top judge.

Cuomo will speak on behalf of Janet DiFiore, whom he nominated to become chief judge of the Court of Appeals. The event is ceremonial; the state Senate already has confirmed DiFiore, the former Westchester County district attorney.

Bharara will be among the dignitaries on hand. Last month, he cleared the Cuomo administration of interfering with the work of an anti-corruption commission, although he has an ongoing probe into the “Buffalo Billion,” a Cuomo economic development project.

Yancey Roy

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