Sedita Reacts to Interference Claims
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita says he was asked by the governor's office to be part of the Moreland Commission. He says he was told the commission would recommend new anti-corruption reforms and investigate elected leaders suspected of corruption.
Sedita has issued a statement saying he heard rumors a year ago about the governor's office seeking to veto subpoenas for those with political ties to Cuomo. Sedita says he and other members of the Moreland Commission discussed options, including resignation if there was interference.
He says the governor's office through commission chairs agreed not to interfere, and to his knowledge, no one threatened to resign.
Sedita says it's inappropriate to comment further because the matter has been forwarded to a federal prosecutor in New York City