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An investigation by the Times Union examined the role the state inspector general's office played under the administration of former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. It found, through interviews and records obtained, a series of steps — including the way it conducted an investigation into the office of a staunch ally of Cuomo, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick — now under serious question. Read the full investigation: here.
Two days after the Times Union sent questions to the inspector general's office and one day after it sent questions to the office of Gov. Kathy Hochul related to its investigation, state Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro, a longtime aide to Cuomo, resigned from her post as the executive branch's top internal-affairs watchdog. (TU)