Albany, NY (February 28, 2013) – Today, the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption appointed Robert Addolorato as the new Chief of Investigations. Addolorato, who has diligently served as an instrumental member of the Commissions' Investigations team since its inception, will take over the duties of Danya Perry, who has left the Commission to pursue other career opportunities.
"On behalf of the Co-Chairs, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Addolorato. As a retired NYPD First Grade Detective, Robert has spent his entire career fighting crime and corruption on both the local and state level,” said Co-Chairs, William Fitzpatrick and Milton Williams. “We would also like to thank Danya Perry for her outstanding contributions to the Commission’s mandate. Her tireless efforts contributed to an outstanding preliminary report which made recommendations to toughen and improve existing laws and procedures. We have an excellent team of investigators who will continue the work of our ongoing investigations that began in July 2013. We wish Ms. Perry well in her future endeavors."
"It's been an honor to serve on the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption and a privilege to work with such a dedicated group of investigators and staff,” said Danya Perry. “I am proud to have served the people of the State and would like to thank the Co-Chairs for their leadership and continued commitment to our core mission of rooting out systemic public corruption.”
"I’ve dedicated my entire law enforcement career to making sure those who are victimized get justice and those who break the law pay for their crimes,” said Robert Addolorato. “With this new opportunity, I will continue to protect and serve the people of New York with the same strong commitment and pursuit of justice. I want to thank the Co-Chairs for this incredible opportunity and I look forward to continuing my work with the Moreland Commission.”
Robert Addolorato retired from the NYPD after a 20 year career as a highly decorated detective. He continued his crime fighting work on behalf of state taxpayers for the New York State Attorney General where he served as lead investigator on highly sensitive cases including the case against former Senator, Pedro Espada Jr.
Most recently, Mr. Addolorato serves as Deputy Chief Investigator for the New York State Inspector General where he is responsible for supervising investigations including those involving public corruption, waste and abuse in state agencies throughout the State. He has been working on the Commission since its inception.
His distinguished career also included his leading Federal violent gang investigations while working with the FBI and DEA that concluded with the arrests and convictions of over 120 federal defendants and closed over 70 homicides.
The Commission was charged by Governor Cuomo on July 2, 2013 to probe systemic public corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections in New York State. The Commission’s work and investigations continue.