Fordham Law professor and Democratic candidate for governor Zephyr Teachout wants Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to continue the Moreland Commission’s anti-corruption investigation and expand its scope to include probing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s role in the panel.

Teachout sent a letter to Schneiderman asking him to continue Moreland’s work, noting the panel may not have officially ended since no executive order was issued to do so.

“This was a referral to the Attorney General’s office, not just a Moreland Commission.” Teachout said. “The Executive Order changed the nature of the investigation. Counter to what the Governor may say or want, he can’t just declare an Attorney General investigation over.”

Schneiderman granted commission members the power of deputy attorneys general, an added component to the panel that, in theory, gave them the ability to investigate the Legislature and removed separation-of-powers concerns.

But the deputizing of the commission has led some to question whether Cuomo and his office’s efforts to direct or block subpoenas may have abused that power from the attorney general’s office.

Cuomo today in Buffalo insisted the commission was independent and that his office offered “advice” to the commission that wasn’t picked up on.

“The Governor has refused to explain why the actions of his aide were in the public interest, he has not fired that aide, and he has not resigned,” Teachout said. “A continued investigation by the Attorney General is essential for restoring public trust at this point.” Teachout said. “We cannot be entirely dependent on federal prosecutors to protect New Yorkers from corruption in state government.”