U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office has served the state’s top ethics regulatory panel with a subpoena seeking ethics complaints the commission has received over the last three years, according to reports this afternoon in The Daily News and New York Post.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, created in 2011 as part of an ethics overhaul agreement between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers, is charged with regulating both lobbying as well as conducting probes into public officials’ official actions.

A spokesman for the commission would not confirm or deny that the U.S. attorney’s office was seeking the information.

“The Joint Commission on Public Ethics routinely works with other law enforcement agencies on various cases but it will not confirm or comment on any specific investigative matter,” said the spokesman, John Milgrim.

The news comes after Bharara was critical of the decision to shut down the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, a panel Gov. Andrew Cuomo created in 2013 that was charged with investigating lawmakers’ outside business interests and the relationship of money and politics.

The commission is being shuttered, however, after Cuomo and state lawmakers agreed to new anti-corruption laws as well as independent enforcement at the state Board of Elections.

Bharara this month said his office would take possession of the records generated by the Moreland Commission.

JCOPE, unlike the Moreland Commission, has members represented by the governor’s office as well as the different legislative conferences in the Senate and Assembly.

Republicans seized on the news of the subpoena at JCOPE — though there is no indication the commission itself is under a formal investigation.

“Public ethics is of paramount importance to all New Yorkers,” said State GOP Chairman Ed Cox. “Any investigation of ethics committees is a legal, not a partisan issue. We trust the US Attorney and his team will uncover the truth.”