Seeking Change on Day Eight

One week after the day Everything Changes in Albany, the Albany County District Attorney will seek one more change: the reinstatement of his lead investigator, a position cut from his budget by the Albany County legislature while his office was investigating Alan Hevesi.

The county legislature is expected to convene next on January 8th. An aide to Soares said the DA will speak to the legislature at that time about reinstating the lead investigative position, citing the influx of public integrity tips and cases the office is now handling.

It should be interesting to see whether the appetite for investigating public integrity will remain as strong then as it did before Day 1 of the new administration.

– Azi Paybarah