Government
3:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

DA Favors Public Trust Act

Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley says Governor Cuomo's proposed anti-corruption measure  -- the "Public Trust Act" -- would give prosecutors new tools in handling these types of crimes.

She says she's excited over legislation that creates a new class of public corruption crimes, in part by easing the way prosecutors can prove the crimes. Among other things, the new law would make specific crimes for bribing a public official, defrauding the government, and failing to report public corruption.

Doorley says the goal of the legislation, like it's name, is to restore trust in public government.
She adds the changes to existing laws should act as a deterrent for those who are engaging in this conduct.