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Cuomo making over $5 million from book deal

May 19, 2021 6:33 am

Bill Mahoney reports for Politico that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was paid $3.12 million by Penguin Random House for his pandemic memoir, "American Crisis." The tax return that Cuomo publicly released May 17 said that after taxes and expenses, Cuomo got $1.54 million. He’s due an additional $2 million from the publisher in the coming years. Cuomo has recently donated $500,000 to the United Way of New York State, and put a little over $1 million in a trust for his three daughters. The book sold about 50,000 copies. Cuomo made $783,000 from his 2014 book "All Things Possible." In 2018 he said that in his third term he would combat Albany's corruption problem, with “No outside income — period. Period. That is the only way you solve the problem.” New York Attorney General Letitia (LUH-te-tia) James is investigating allegations about the book deal, including the possibility that Cuomo used taxpayer resources to write the book. Read more about this story at Politico's website.

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