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James names two attorneys to head Cuomo investigation

Mar 09, 2021 6:33 am

Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics that New York Attorney General Letitia James March 8, announced the appointment of a former federal prosecutor and an employment discrimination attorney to lead an investigation into allegations leveled against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that he sexually harassed multiple women. James has appointed Joon Kim, a former prosecutor in the Southern District of New York as well as Anne Clark, a prominent employment discrimination lawyer, to lead the inquiry. Kim served as a top deputy to former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whose office led aggressive investigations of top officials in Albany, including the governor's former close aide, Joe Percoco. “We are committed to an independent and thorough investigation of the facts,” James said. “Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark are independent, legal experts who have decades of experience conducting investigations and fighting to uphold the rule of law. There is no question that they both have the knowledge and background necessary to lead this investigation and provide New Yorkers with the answers they deserve.” The investigation was granted a referral by Cuomo's office, giving the attorneys subpoena power in the process. Cuomo's office, through administration counsel Beth Garvey, has pledged to cooperate with the inquiry. Cuomo is facing allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by five women. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.