ALBANY — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the Cuomo administration’s hiring practices, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed to the New York Law Journal on Friday.

News of the investigation was first reported by the Albany Times Union on Friday.  The newspaper reported in May that only a handful of new hires among two dozen in the governor’s office were on the governor’s payroll. Instead, the individuals were drawing their salaries from various state agencies and public authorities.

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