A state ethics body has asked a high-ranking Senate Republican to respond to ethics allegations stemming from a Yonkers corruption case.Sen. Thomas Libous, a veteran lawmaker from Binghamton, said Tuesday that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, a new watchdog set up by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers, had formally notified him of a potential ethics inquiry.
It's the first major case since Mr. Cuomo and lawmakers last year overhauled state ethics laws, creating a commission with oversight over the Legislature.
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