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Cuomo Expands Hidden Camera Program in Nursing Homes

By WBFO News

Buffalo, NY – State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo appeared in Buffalo Tuesday to announce plans to expand the use of hidden cameras in nursing homes.

The cameras are being used used to expose and prosecute those who are mistreating nursing home patients in Rochester, Syracuse, Long Island and New York City. Cuomo says the new technology has resulted in nearly 30 convictions statewide.

"Assume there's a camera in the room," said Cuomo. "There may be a camera in the room. By the way, you shouldn't be doing anything in the room that you don't want to be on the camera anyway."

The Attorney General's Medical Fraud Control Unit is leading the nation in this type of high tech surveillance.