The Chairman of the New York State Judiciary Committee, Charles Lavine (D), revealed that the investigators in charge of clarifying the accusations against Andrew Cuomo have more than 200 leads about his conduct.
The information came after the first meeting focused on the impeachment trial against Cuomo over allegations of sexual harassment.
The Manhattan law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, hired by the New York Assembly, opened a hotline to obtain information “relevant” to the investigation, from which they obtained not only leads about the governor’s alleged misconduct, but also information about irregularities related to his administration.
As reported by Politico, the law firm has contacted four government agencies to request documents and interviews related to the cases.
Initially, the investigation would focus on possible misconduct, however, the inquiry now also delves into actions taken by Cuomo in relation to the number of deceased state seniors and some revelations that came in the wake of the publication of his book.
More allegations against Andrew Cuomo
This Monday, April 19, it was learned that the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James opened another investigation against Cuomo regarding the possible use of state resources for the edition of the book published in 2020: “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
According to Bloomberg, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was the one who asked James to initiate a criminal investigation focusing on “possible crimes of using government employees or resources for personal, private business or other non-government business purposes during the writing, editing, sale and promotion of your book.”
“I further confer to you the authority to prosecute the person or persons believed to have committed the same and any crime or offense arising out of such investigation,” Dinapoli said in the letter accessed by Bloomberg.