ALBANY—Michael Cherkasky, the man David Paterson appointed to lead the embattled Commission on Public Integrity as he seeks to dissolve it, just issued a statement “respectfully” saying the governor was wrong to call for the commissioners to resign.
“After my full review, I respectfully submit, however, that the Governor’s request should be withdrawn,” Cherkasky wrote. “I believe the commissioners acted in an unbiased, non-partisan manner and arrived at conclusions that are supported by the facts if you accept the commissioners’ view of the credibility of witnesses and the circumstances the commission faced.”
Since Paterson’s call, the Integrity Commission Executive Director Herb Teitelbaum resigned.
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