Four top figures in former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer‘s administration broke the law by enlisting or allowing the State Police to gather records designed to tarnish Spitzer’s chief political foe, a state commission ruled Thursday. Spitzer himself was not charged.

The Commission on Public Integrity concluded that the four “misused their official positions to cause the State Police to engage in conduct that was wholly unrelated to the State Police’s statutory mandate” to detect and prevent crime.

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