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Assembly releases report on Cuomo wrongdoing

Nov 23, 2021 6:33 am

Gwynne Hogan and Brigid Bergin report in Gothamist that the state Assembly issued its report investigating wrongdoing by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Nov. 22. The report says Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, used public resources for his own benefit while writing his book, and misled the public about the deaths of nursing home residents from COVID-19. The report says state employees claimed to have volunteered their time for Cuomo's book, but devoted many hours during work days to the project that netted Cuomo millions of dollars. Investigators from the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP said Cuomo’s office ignored most of their subpoenas for documentation and attempted to disrupt certain aspects of the probe. “[They refused] to comply in any meaningful way with the Committee’s requests and subpoenas, despite public pledges of his cooperation on numerous occasions,” the report said. Rich Azzopardi, Cuomo’s campaign spokesperson, called the report “hypocritical, revisionist,” and said it was politically motivated. “Any report that uses the Attorney General’s politically biased investigation as a basis is going to be equally flawed,” Azzopardi said. “The truth will come out.” Read more about this story in Gothamist.