News

New York AG has “delicious” lunch, won’t say anything about Cuomo probe

New York AG has “delicious” lunch, won’t say anything about Cuomo probe

Photo: WHCU

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is cooperating with a federal probe into the state’s recently shuttered anti-corruption commission, but he will not talk about it.

Schneiderman was questioned by reporters at a public appearance Friday in Schenectady. The attorney general last year deputized commissioners appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate pay-for-play politics in Albany.

Schneiderman declined to say whether the governor’s office interfered with the commission, whether his office would separately investigate or whether he was subpoenaed by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

Schneiderman also was asked about his public lunch this week with Bharara. Schneiderman offered little beyond saying it was “delicious.”

The governor’s office has denied wrongdoing, saying it offered advice but didn’t interfere in the commission’s choice of targets.

Recent Headlines

in Local

UPDATE: Woman dies after fall at Taughannock Falls State Park

Local_News41-620x400

The woman reportedly fell between 80 and 100 feet from the South Rim Trail of the park; she was taken to Syracuse hospital, where she died from her injuries

in Local

Woman dies from fall in Taughannock Falls State Park

ambulance

Park officials say a 24-year-old woman died Saturday after a fall from a cliff in the park Friday.

in Local

Effects of environmental rules unclear for New York

From WENY-TV

New national environmental guidelines are drawing praise and criticism from supporters of coal-fired power plants in New York.

in Entertainment, Sports

Ronda Rousey biopic in the works

rrousey

Paramount executives have picked up the rights to the 28-year-old's autobiography.

in Sports

Daily fantasy sports land in gambling industry crosshairs

yahoofantasy

Each year millions of Americans draft virtual sports teams online and enter real-money competitions that last only a few hours.