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AG's public integrity chief leaving

Updated: Tuesday, February 25 2014, 05:10 PM EST

Albany, N.Y. -- The man who oversaw the New York State Attorney General’s Office investigation into Monroe County’s use of Local Development Corporations (or LDCs) is now leaving the AG’s Office.

William Schaeffer has served as the Chief of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Public Intergrity Bureau. Schaeffer was also personally present in court during the arraignments of all four defendants in the ongoing criminal case that stemmed from this LDC investigation.

An Attorney General’s Office spokesman confirmed for 13WHAM News that Schaeffer is due to begin work for the newly elected District Attorney of Brooklyn.

“William Schaeffer has been an important part of my leadership team, and I will miss his integrity, skill and leadership,” read a statement from A.G. Schneiderman on Tuesday. “As the head of our Public Integrity Bureau, Willie has worked to rid our state of the sort of public corruption that undermines people’s confidence in the ability of our government to serve their needs. I thank Willie for a job well done, and congratulate him on appointment to head all investigations for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.”

All four defendants in this case are due back in court next week.

AG's public integrity chief leaving


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