The NY Daily News reported last week that Giri Sekhar, a managing partner with
Specifically, Sekhar is alleged to have sent messages threatening to expose the chief counsel in an extramarital affair. DiNapoli’s office denies the affair occurred.
New York State Common is currently embroiled in an alleged kickback scandal that has resulted in five pleas and an ongoing investigation by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The exchanges from Sekhar, who is charged with one count of attempted coercion and one count of bribery, took place between Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 last year, according to the indictment, the Daily News reported.
“Bierman immediately alerted the inspector general in the controller’s office and Albany County District Attorney David Soares’ office, which brought the indictment,” according to the Daily News. —Dan Primack