Andrew Cuomo’s Ethics Committee Chair Accused of Acting Unethically

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Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, who was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo as the chair of the Joint Committee on Public Ethics in December, is herself under investigation for allegedly pulling government strings for her maid. According to the Post, DiFiore helped her longtime housekeeper get approved for welfare benefits after being denied three times. Yonkers Independence Party chair and "anti-fraud investigator" Dhyalma Vazquez has pushed the probe for nearly a year, telling Social Services excitedly via e-mail, "Okay we got to the bottom of this case. This was a political favor for Janet DiFiore's maid. It is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE," and insisting, "Just because she is the District Attorney does not mean she is above the law!" So now we know who watches the watchmen, at least in Westchester.