(RepublicanNews.org) – The walls may have just come crashing down around New York’s embattled Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo. He managed to dodge criminal prosecution by the feds for his alleged mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis, but state investigators now appear to be closing in on him.
On Tuesday, August 3, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced the conclusion of its five-month investigation into allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed/assaulted current and former state employees. The 166-page report confirmed Cuomo did, in fact, harass 11 women in violation of state and federal laws.
Comment from Albany County District Attorney David Soares Regarding NYS Attorney General Final Report on Governor Cuomo ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/aSVBNzhebf
— Albany County District Attorney's Office (@AlbanyCountyDA) August 3, 2021
The New York Attorney General’s Office declined to refer that matter for criminal charges. However, one of the two principal investigators, Anne Clark, told reporters local prosecutors could pursue the case, and that’s exactly what Albany County District Attorney David Soares is doing.
Early Tuesday afternoon, he released an official comment stating his decision to pick up where the Attorney General’s office left off and to formally request all investigative materials gathered by AG Leticia James’ office. Soares also said he welcomed information from any victims regarding Cuomo’s alleged misconduct.
Along with the public, today we have been made aware of the independent report from @NewYorkStateAG regarding Gov. Cuomo’s conduct as they relate to violations of civil harassment statutes. We welcome any victim to contact our office with additional information @NBCNightlyNews https://t.co/fCsH6jOYVi
— Albany County District Attorney's Office (@AlbanyCountyDA) August 4, 2021
The district attorney spoke with NBC anchor Lester Holt Tuesday evening and confirmed his office is conducting a separate investigation against Cuomo. He also said the initial allegations showed the case could have criminal implications.
Soares said his office would conduct a quick investigation and determine whether or not criminal prosecution is warranted. We’ll keep you updated on this breaking story as more information becomes available.
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