ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s chief counsel is a likely witness in an ongoing federal probe into the administration’s handling of the Moreland Commission, according to an attorney hired by the governor’s re-election campaign to represent the executive branch in the investigation.

White collar criminal defense expert Elkan Abramowitz said Friday he was brought into the case because Mylan Denerstein, counsel to the governor, will be a witness in the investigation being conducted by Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who is apparently looking into the formation, functioning and disbanding of the panel that Cuomo created last year to root out public corruption.

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