New York News
Wed July 25, 2012
Cuomo accused of 'editing' his NY AG archives
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accused of editing his records from a key case he handled as New York state's attorney general. More from WAMC's Dave Lucas
The New York Times calls it "editing" of records sent to the state Archives. The Times Union of Albany says some records its reporters viewed at the archives were later pulled from public view by the governor's staff. The Cuomo administration and the state Archives say that records were at first made public in error, including those subject to attorney-client protections. Archives officials say the governor's staff is simply "pre-screening" archived material that can be released publicly under the state Freedom of Information Law. They call it a long-standing practice for sensitive material. The state's FOIL executive director agrees. A former state archivist told the Times Union the practice is "very concerning."
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