The co-chairman of the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption in a letter to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara write that “several referrals” have been made to federal and state law enforcement based off its work.

In the letter, commission co-chairman Milton Williams and William Fitzpatrick note that Bharara is correct in his assessment earlier this month that some investigations the panel conducted “overlap considerably” with his office.

“As the co-chairpersons of the Commission, we have decided that referrals to law enforcement shall be made only upon unanimous vote of the co-chairs,” Fitzpatrick and Williams wrote. “In light of the facts discussed above, and consistent with the Executive Order, we have agreed to provide your office with copies of all documents in the Commission’s control relating to the Commission’s ongoing investigative work.”

This lines up with Fitzpatrick, the Onondaga County district attorney, declaring in a radio interview last year that the commission had turned up potential corruption that it would refer to law enforcement.

Bharara has questioned in two letters whether the commission was ending its work prematurely following a state budget agreement that included the passage of the Public Trust Act, a package of anti-bribery and anti-fraud measures as well as independent oversight at the state Board of Elections when it comes to campaign finance violations.

Cuomo insisted on Thursday the commission did what it was designed to do: Investigate the Legislature and find a way to have lawmakers agree to new reform measures.

But questions remain on the scope of Cuomo’s office’s involvement in the commission’s direction of subpoenas themselves; Bharara in a radio interview did not rule out an investigation of the governor’s office.

SDNY 4_10_14 by Nick Reisman