Cabinet briefed on keelty fire report
The deputy chief of staff of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who resigned in January amid allegations he improperly shared classified information with former colleagues, received a briefing Tuesday on a New York City fire report.
The briefing from Mark J. Reif, vice president of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s security division, was shared with the board of governors and executive office employees.
Reif also is being investigated for allegedly sharing classified information with former colleagues, though nothing in the case was publicly known at the t바카라사이트ime.
In a statement released Monday, 우리카지노Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was “disappointed” with the report’s conclusions, and that his office is consulting with New York officials to determine the legal and political implications of releasing the contents.
“There is no doubt that these reports are of great value to Port Authority security officials and the New York police and fire departments,” Cuomo said. “The board of governors, however, will not comment as it is the practice of this agency to not comment on pending investigations.”
The board of governors’ decision not to release the report is not unprecedented.
According to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the board of directors did not request the release of a report in 2003 on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, but its chairman, Republican Rep. Robert Michel, who now represents the borough of Staten Island, did request it in February 2007.
“This report contains many of the same concerns as the first report, but on a much wider scale: The agency appears to be in a crisis of confidence regarding the conduct and performance of its security officers,” Michel said at the time.
In October 2006, Reif was caught trying to smuggle classified information from his secure network to his former security colleague, former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police official Michael Sipe, who was a top executive with IBM. Sipe hjarvees.comas testified before Congress about the probe into his security and corruption issues.
At least 10 of his security employees have pleaded guilty in exchange for lenient plea deals.
The most recent reports are the latest development in a scandal over corruption in the agency after the retirement of then-Fire Commissioner Joseph Fontevrait in early 2008.
In January 2010, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced it had hired a forensic investigator to review the former Port Authorit