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Moreland Commission
Appointed by
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Executive Director
Regina Calcaterra
Chief Counsel
Kelly Donovan
Legislative Director
John Amodeo
Chief of Investigations
Danya Perry

Contact: Michelle Duffy, (212) 417-5965

Moreland Commission to Hold Public Hearing in Capital Region September 24th

**Note: Location Change

The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

Each hearing will cover specific subject areas. Tuesday’s hearing will focus on campaign finance, outside income of state elected officials and political party housekeeping accounts.

The speakers include:

  • Brian Paul, Research and Policy Manager, Common Cause New York
  • Bill Mahoney, Research Coordinator, New York Public Interest Research Group
  • Karen Scharff, Executive Director, and Jessica Wisneski, Legislative Campaigns Director, Citizen Action of New York
  • Dick Dadey, Executive Director and Rachael Fauss, Research and Policy Manager, Citizen Union

WHAT: New York State Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption
WHEN:    6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
WHERE: Empire State Plaza Concourse, Albany (Meeting Room 6)
**NOTE: Location change to increase capacity

WEBCAST: The hearings will be available live via webcast for remote viewing.

NOTE: All members of the media wishing to attend the hearings are asked to RSVP via email at: michelle.duffy@moreland.ny.gov

**Persons wishing to present relevant testimony to the Commission or attend the hearing must submit their request online no later than 12:00pm on Monday, September 23, 2013. Testimony must relate to campaign finance, outside income of state elected officials or political party housekeeping accounts.

The Commission will strive to schedule as many participants as possible, but the 9:00pm hearing conclusion may require that those wishing to provide oral testimony provide written testimony only. All written testimony that is submitted will be included in the record of the proceedings.

Those choosing to provide oral testimony must:

  • Limit their oral testimony to three minutes.
  • Only testify on the topics related to campaign finance, outside income of state elected officials or political party housekeeping accounts.
  • Submit their written testimony related to the aforementioned topics to the Commission via its website no later than noon on Monday, September 23, 2013.
  • Signing up to testify will mean that speakers will comply with the three minute limitation, the subject matter scope and the submission deadline. Please note that the Commission may request that you speak at an approximate time or with an issue oriented panel.

Submission and registration is a two-step process. First, fully complete the online application and then submit a copy of prepared testimony the Moreland Commission at comments@moreland.ny.gov by noon on Monday September 23, 2013. 

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Special Counsel: Robert Morgenthau; Special Advisors: Joseph D’Amico, Raymond Kelly, Barbara Bartoletti;
Commissioners: Patrick Barrett, Richard Briffault, Daniel Castleman, Derek Champagne, Eric Corngold, Kathleen Hogan, Nancy Hoppock, Seymour James, David Javdan, Robert Johnson, David R. Jones, Lance Liebman, Joanne Mahoney, Gerald Mollen, Makau Mutua, Benito Romano, Frank Sedita III, P. David Soares, Kristy Sprague, Betty Weinberg Ellerin, Peter Zimroth, Thomas P. Zugibe