NY Taxpayers Foot Gov. Cuomo’s $2.5 Million Legal Defense Tab

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It’s a legal nightmare for Gov. Andrew Cuomo – but not for his wallet.

Back in February New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her intent to deputize a law firm to conduct an independent investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo, who is facing such allegations from no fewer than eleven women. The investigation intensified last month with James’ office issuing subpoenas to former aides who accused Cuomo of harassment, that would require four of the accusers to testify under oath.

Cuomo is also fighting allegations that he used staffers to help write his book on his supposed pandemic leadership, and that he and his administration covered up the death roll in nursing homes.

It’s going to be a costly series of battles for him – but the taxpayers of New York will be footing the bill.
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