Paterson Wants to Remake the Integrity Commission, Starting at the Top

ALBANY—In the wake of an Inspector General’s report alleging that Commission on Public Integrity Executive Director Herbert Teitelbaum compromised its investigation into the Troopergate affair, David Paterson wants to blow the commission up.
At a press conference in Manhattan, Paterson called for the resignation of Teitelbaum, the commission’s counsel and the six members he appoints to its board of directors. Six more members are appointed at the recommendation of other elected leaders; Paterson called on them to ask their designees to step down as well.
“I’m not going to ascribe any criminal intent on the part of any of these officials, but their actions are inexcusable,” Paterson said.

Paterson Wants to Remake the Integrity Commission, Starting at the Top