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Cuomo Public Integrity

Cuomo Public Integrity

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Published by: Celeste Katz on Jan 18, 2011
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 ALBANY, NY (01/18/2011)(readMedia)-- Governor Andrew M.Cuomo today announced the following appointments to theCommission on Public Integrity:
Mitra Hormozi
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
Convention in 1967 and was Chair of the New York Penal Law RevisionCommission. Mr. Bartlett was a Member of the New York Assembly from1959-1966, and was minority whip in his last year. Mr. Bartlett received thefirst Charles Evans Hughes Award presented by the Warren County Bar Association for his outstanding dedication to the law and public service in2002. In 2004, he received the New York State Bar Association Gold Medal,the association's highest award. Mr. Bartlett was a Captain in the UnitedStates Air Force, JAG during the Korean War. Mr. Bartlett graduated from Georgetown University and received his LLBfrom Harvard Law School.
  Vernon Broderick 
is appointed to serve as a member of the Commission.Mr. Broderick is a partner at Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP whoconcentrates his practice on white collar criminal investigations andprosecutions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and businesslitigation. Mr. Broderick's practice also includes representing clients in civil business litigation, many of which are parallel or related proceedings filedin connection with criminal and regulatory matters. Mr. Broderick alsohandles complex civil cases, including matters involving breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud. Mr. Broderick was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for eight years. While at theUnited States Attorney's Office, he served as chief of the Violent GangsUnit. Mr. Broderick graduated from Yale University, and received his J.D. fromHarvard Law School. The Commission on Public Integrity consists of thirteen members:seven members, including the Chair are selected by the Governor andsix members are appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Attorney General, the Comptroller, and the four Legislative leaders.No more than four of the seven members appointed by the Governor can belong to the same political party.
These appointees will not receive a salary and their appointments do not 

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