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AG to extend contracts with Cuomo probe lawyers

Aug 03, 2021 6:30 am

Morgan McKay is reporting for State of Politics the New York Attorney General’s office will extend until late December, its contracts with two outside firms currently investigating sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The contracts were originally set to expire on September 6. The request to extend the contracts does not necessarily mean a report will be released later in the year, but more because there is a chance that investigators could be assisting in a separate probe by the State Assembly. Cuomo is facing allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by both former and current employees. Cuomo authorized the AG’s investigation in late February, after three women accused him of inappropriate behavior. Later, several other women then came forward, including one unnamed woman who accused Cuomo of sexual assault at the governor’s mansion. Attorney General Letitia [la-TISH-ah] James in early March chose Joon Kim, a former federal prosecutor, and Anne Clark, an employment lawyer, to lead the investigation. The lawyers have so far spent almost five months interviewing the women involved, as well as numerous top advisors to the governor. The findings of this investigation are expected to be released in a public report. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.