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Gov. Cuomo’s office hires defense attorney amid federal investigation over his handling of the Moreland Commission

Reports say one of Cuomo's aides encouraged members

Reports say one of Cuomo's aides encouraged members of the commission to publicly defend him. (August 1, 2014 11:29 PM)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office hired a defense attorney over the federal government's investigation into his handling of the now-defunct Moreland Commission.

Criminal defense attorney Elkan Abramowitz tells News 12 that Cuomo's office hired him several months ago in connection with the probe. Cuomo and his staff are being investigated by U.S. attorney Preet Bharara to determine if they influenced...

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