AG James Statement On Court Decision To Reinstate Charges Against Former Rensselaer County DA Abelove

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:17

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in response to the decision of the Appellate Division, Third Department to reinstate the Attorney General’s criminal case against former Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove: 

“Today’s decision is a big win in our efforts to ensure that justice is served and that no person, including elected officials, is above the law. The grand jury found that former District Attorney Abelove abused his power and lied under oath in an attempt to sway a grand jury and impede our investigation – actions that are patently unlawful and unethical. We look forward to continuing this case and ensuring that justice is truly served.”

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