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April 9, 2013

Pitching 'Public Trust'|Cuomo, DAs announce NY anti-corruption measures

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Niagara Gazette — Absent from the announcement was Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, although Cuomo noted he had conducted big corruption cases back when he was attorney general. Cuomo said he will propose further reforms that could include added powers for the attorney general in campaign law and in regulating charities, but district attorneys are "the primary criminal law enforcement agents in this state."

Schneiderman, a former state senator, issued a brief statement noting Cuomo's proposal is "building on legislation I proposed as a lawmaker" and a "step forward."

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