Roraback wants probe of D-SNAP investigation
Attorney Rich Rochlin, who says he represents some of the 44 state employees currently accused of defrauding the state’s D-SNAP program after Tropical Storm Irene, said names and Social Security numbers of about 90 workers in a state subpoena processed by the bank were released to other state workers.
"We write to encourage you to refer this matter as soon as possible to the chief State's Attorney's Office," the letter from Roraback and Markley says. "We make this request out of our strong belief that public confidence as to the integrity of any investigation can only be secured if the investigation is undertaken by an independent, third party law enforcement entity."
In an interview earlier this week with radio host Dan Lovallo, Roraback, R-Goshen, said if the allegations made by Rochlin are true — “the governor has committed a grave disservice. People may have broken the law and they should be held accountable, but that doesn’t give the government the right to publicly disclose a personal number.”
Roraback said the investigation should be taken out of the hands of the governor, the Department of Social Services and the state police, and be put squarely in the lap of the chief’s state’s attorney’s office.
Roraback Markley Letter