Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says he’s appointed an attorney to head an investigation into whether state troopers have allowed politics to interfere with their work.
Manhattan attorney Sharon McCarthy will act as special counsel for the case.
Gov. David Paterson asked Cuomo to pursue the investigation after an Albany prosecutor issued a report that former Gov. Eliot Spitzer may have lied when he told investigators he wasn’t involved in a plot against a Republican rival. State police are accused of re-creating Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno’s travel records to embarrass him.
Spitzer resigned after being connected to a prostitution ring.
McCarthy worked in the U.S. Attorney’s office for more than 12 years.