DA Janet DiFiore ’81 Named to Chair Ethics Commission


Janet DiFiore ’81

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently named Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore ’81 to head the state’s new government ethics watchdog, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.  As detailed in an article in yesterday’s New York Law Journal, by choosing a prosecutor to head the commission, Gov. Cuomo is signalling “a more aggressive approach to enforcing ethics guidelines” for state officials.

(DA DiFiore is part of a long tradition of St. John’s alums who have served New York as top prosecutors, including Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes ’61, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota ’66, and Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe ’79.)

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