New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appoints Moreland Commission to investigate prison break

Today, Governor Cuomo appointed an investigatory commission under the Moreland Act to determine the cause of the escape of David Sweat and Richard Matt from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY.

Ninety minutes later, the Governor dissolved the commission, saying “their work is done. I commend all the members of the commission [most of whom had not yet been appointed] for their dedication and hard work. Anyone who thinks this was just a publicity stunt doesn’t appreciate my commitment to the safety and security of all New Yorkers.”

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has requested all files of the commission. When asked whether there would be indictments, Bharara would only say, “Stay tuned.”

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