December 10, 2010 •
Chairman of New York Commission on Public Integrity Resigns
Michael Cherkasky resigned as chairman of the New York Commission on Public Integrity sighting personal conflicts of interest. Cherkasky explained in his resignation letter that the recent acquisition of Altegrity Inc., where he is chief executive officer, could create future conflicts of interest with him functioning as commission chair.
Cherkasky also identified several concerns he has for the future of the commission including the lack of resources allocated to the commission, the lack of enforcement over the legislative branch, and issues with the commission having too many members and being overly partisan. Cherkasky’s resignation is effective January 1, 2011.
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