ALBANY, NY (01/18/2011)(readMedia)-- Governor Andrew M.Cuomo today announced the following appointments to theCommission on Public Integrity:
is appointed to serve as Chairperson of the Commission.Ms. Hormozi spent more than six years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where she was the Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. Ms. Hormozi successfully prosecuted numerous high profile and difficult cases, including theconviction at trial of the Boss of the Bonnano Crime Family and theconviction at trial of the 2006 "Mafia Cops" case, involving two retiredpolice detectives who acted as hit men for the mob. For her work as afederal prosecutor, Ms. Hormozi received numerous top law enforcementawards. After leaving the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ms. Hormozi served inthe New York Attorney General's Office where she coordinated majorinitiatives related to public integrity and consumer fraud, and had oversightof regional office initiatives. In addition, Ms. Hormozi was responsible forthe investigation of former Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, and wasdesignated as Special Assistant United States Attorney in connection witha federal prosecution of Mr. Espada. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hormozi was an associate in the litigation department of Kronish, Lieb, Weiner& Hellman, and served as an Honors Attorney for the United StatesDepartment of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hormozi is a graduate of the University of Michigan and New York University School of Law.
Richard J. Bartlett
is appointed to serve as a member of theCommission. Mr. Bartlett is a partner at Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & RhodesPC in Glens Falls. He concentrates his practice on general litigation inFederal and State Courts. Mr. Bartlett was a Member and Chair of the New York State Board of Law Examiners. He is a former Dean and Professorof Law of Albany Law School of Union University. Mr. Bartlett was a New York State Supreme Court Justice and was Chief Administrative Judge of New York. Mr. Bartlett served as a Delegate to the New York Constitutional