CITIZEN ACTION OF NEW YORK
For Immediate Release: May 23, 2011
Contact: Charlie Albanetti, 518.595.9047
Citizen Action Applauds Schneiderman/DiNapoli Plan to Fight Corruption
Attorney General and Comptroller to Shine Light on Fraud and Abuse
Albany, NY - Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, made this statement after Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comprotroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the creation of a new joint task force on public integrity:
“If you’re tired of all the rain in Albany, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s new task force on public integrity is sure to shine a little sunlight on your day. As clouds loom over an end of session ethics deal, the Attorney General and Comptroller are using existing law to fight corruption and misuse of tax-payer money in a new, creative way.
Corporations that receive tax credits and government contracts, and the politicians who send the money their way, must be held accountable to New York’s taxpayers.
Attorney General Schneiderman and Comptroller DiNapoli are working to aggressively combat corruption and fraud the way that our elected officials should: by teaming up to create an efficient and effective government partnership that truly puts the interests of the people first.”