ALBANY, N.Y. — On Monday morning, the New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee released its findingsFrom its investigation into Andrew Cuomo (ex-Gov.)
The investigation began before Cuomo’s resignation in August,The former governor was subject to allegations of sexual harassment.
Investigating also whether Cuomo instructed his staff to “unlawfully Withhold or Misrepresent Information” on COVID-19’s effects on state residents. Also, Cuomo was aware of safety concerns about bridges in the State and whether Cuomo supervised or knew of any executive personnel who attempted to suppress these investigations.
Charles Lavine, Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, shared with Carl Heastie the following conclusions in a letter:
- Cuomo was “implicated in multiple instances sexual harassment, including creating hostile work environments and engaging in sexual misconduct.”
- Cuomo “utilized state resources and property, including work by Executive Chamber staff, to write, publish, and promote his Book regarding his handling of the COVID-19 crisis— a project for which he was guaranteed at least $5.2 million in personal profit.”
- Cuomo “wasn’t fully transparent about the number nursing home residents who died from COVID-19.”
According to the letter, Davis, Polk & Warwell LLP were hired by the committee as the investigators. Investigators analyzed 600,000 pages worth of documents. These included text and email communications as well as photographs, recorded telephone calls, video recordings, and any other material. They also conducted interviews or reviewed prior interviews with 212 individuals.
In a statement, Speaker Heastie wrote, “As we have throughout this process, we will continue to cooperate with all relevant investigative bodies to provide them with the evidence we have uncovered.”
You can read the full report here
August Erbacher originally published this story at WKBW.