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Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) website

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CJA's March 5, 2021 complaint to JCOPE & LEC --
"(1) Conflict-of-interest/ethics complaint vs Governor Cuomo, Lieutenant Governor Hochul, Attorney General James, Comptroller DiNapoli, and all 213 state legislators, starting with Temporary Senate President Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie for their Public Officers Law §74 violations in perpetuating statutorily-violative, fraudulent, and unconstitutional pay raises for themselves and other self-serving violations of their offices, as particularized, with EVIDENCE, by 62 grand jury/public corruption complaints filed with New York’s 62 district attorneys – most importantly with Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares; (2) NOTICE OF INTENT to bring mandamus/Article 78 proceeding"   transmitting e-mail

  EXHIBITS

EXHIBIT A:  CJA's June 4, 2020 grand jury/corruption complaint
to Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares --
"in support of an Albany County grand jury inquiry of 'wilful misconduct in office of public officers', pursuant to Article I, §6 of the New York State Constitution – and indictments based on CJA’s July 15, 2019 NOTICE and analysis of the December 10, 2018 Report of the Committee on Legislative & Executive Compensation and CJA’s subsequent written and oral testimony, submissions, and correspondence pertaining to the FY2020-21 executive budget"

EXHIBIT B:   CJA's June 13, 2020 grand jury/corruption complaint
to Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli McCoski --
"in support of grand jury inquiry, pursuant to Article I, §6 of the New York State Constitution, of Montgomery County state legislators for “wilful misconduct in office”, including fraud and larceny with respect to their OWN legislative salaries & the Legislature’s OWN budget"

EXHIBIT C-1:  July 27, 2020 -- Albany County D.A. Soares


EXHIBIT C-2:  August 20, 2020 -- Montgomery County D.A. McCoski

 

THE EVIDENCE

1.
EVIDENCE substantiating the grand jury/public corruption complaints

2.
 CJA’s correspondence with the legislators and legislative candidates, furnishing them with NOTICE of the grand jury/public corruption complaints

 NY's 213 state senate & assembly districts

5.
CJA's Testimony
at Legislature's February 10, 2021 "public protection" budget hearing


CJA's Testimony
at the Westchester State Senate Delegation's February 16, 2021 local forum on the budget

6.
CJA's February 11, 2021 conflict-of-interest/misconduct complaint
against Attorney General James,

filed with Attorney Grievance Committee of the 2nd Judicial Department

 

 

CJA's prior complaints to JCOPE

CJA's June 27, 2013 complaint

CJA's December 11, 2014 complaint

CJA's August 31, 2020 complaint


 

CJA's prior complaint to LEC

CJA's December 12, 2014 complaint

 

CJA's 2015 FOIL requests to JCOPE/LEC

1.
CJA's October 21, 2015 FOIL to JCOPE
--

"
FOIL/Records Request I: Assisting the JCOPE/LEC Review Commission
with a methodologically-sound review: 

(1) JCOPE’s 'internal procedures for intake and review of all tips and complaints';
(2) JCOPE's
'case management system'" 
 

     JCOPE's First-Year Report   JCOPE's 2012 Annual Report   JCOPE's February 2015 Report

     
Executive Law §94  Legislative Law §80  State Administrative Procedure Act

        JCOPE's October 28, 2015 response


2.
CJA's October 21, 2015 FOIL to JCOPE --
"
FOIL/Records Request II:  Assisting the JCOPE/LEC Review Commission with a methodologically-sound review: litigations against JCOPE, such as brought by Donald Trump"

          JCOPE's 2013 Annual Report    JCOPE's 2014 Annual Report

February 11, 2015 decision in Trump v. JCOPE
"The requirement that a vote be held within 45 days from receipt of a complaint
is a purely ministerial act —
which must be carried out in accordance with the clear statutory language.” (at p. 7).

3.
CJA's October 22, 2015 FOIL to LEC --
"FOIL/Records Request
:
Assisting the JCOPE/LEC Review Commission with a methodologically-sound review –
LEC’s annual reports for 2013 and 2014 & website

LEC's October 26, 2015 response

4.
CJA's October 26, 2015 FOIL to JCOPE
--
"FOIL/Records Request -- Assisting the JCOPE/LEC Commission
with a methodologically-sound review:
JCOPE's legislative recommendations"

IN THE SENATE:
(1) the six-member Senate Committee on Ethics
(2) the nine-member Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations

 IN THE ASSEMBLY:
               (1)     the eight-member Assembly Committee on Ethics and Guidance
              
(2)     the fourteen-member Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations
 
              (3)     the seven-member Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis, & Investigation

JCOPE's November 2, 2015 response

 
5.
CJA's October 27, 2015 FOIL to JCOPE --
"FOIL/Records Request
-- Assisting the JCOPE/LEC Commission with a methodologically-sound review: JCOPE's written delegations of power to its executive director and, specifically, with respect to 15-day letters"

City Bar/Common Cause Report - Hope for JCOPE

 JCOPE's November 5, 2015 response

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click here for:
The Delayed -- & Sham
JCOPE/LEC REVIEW COMMISSION

 

NOTICE OF INTENT --

February 11, 2015 Albany Supreme Court decision in Trump v. JCOPE  (Henry Zwack)

December 18, 2018 Albany Supreme Court decision in Cox v. JCOPE (Patrick McGrath)

 

 

2019 Annual Report -- "Investigations and Enforcements" pp. 48-55

2018 Annual Report -- "Investigation and Enforcement" pp. 49-54

2017 Annual Report -- "Investigation and Enforcement" pp. 46-50

2016 Annual Report -- "Investigations and Enforcement"  pp. 49-56

2015 Annual Report -- "Investigations and Enforcements"  pp. 43-48

 

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Executive Law §94 

Code of Conduct for Commission Members  

Recusal Policy & Procedures

JCOPE rules for adjudicatory proceedings

Legislative Law §80  

LEC's By-Laws    Rules

 

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click here for:
Going Where the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption Did Not:
JCOPE-LEC

* * *
BRINGING TRANSPARENCY TO THE BEHIND-CLOSED-DOORS OPERATIONS OF JCOPE & LEC

JCOPE's March 16, 2021 acknowledgment

CJA's March 22, 2021 e-mail to JCOPE & LEC --
"Minor, non-substantive changes: CJA's March 5, 2021 conflict-of-interest/ethics complaint vs Gov Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Hochul, AG James, Comptroller DiNapoli & ALL 213 state legislators"

 

 

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February 19, 2021
"Speaker Heastie Appoints New Member to Joint Commission on Public Ethics"
Assembly press release

 

 

 

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