Andrew Cuomo Slapped With Misdemeanor Charge

Andrew Cuomo Faces Misdemeanor Charge

( – After a long political career and more than two terms as leader of New York, former Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) resigned in August. He was in the middle of his third term and left with his head hung low. Not only did his COVID-19 policies allegedly lead to the deaths of thousands of nursing home residents in his state, but many women also accused him of sexual harassment during his tenure. On October 28, authorities slapped him with a misdemeanor in Albany that could land him in jail for up to a year.

Former aide Brittany Commisso accused Cuomo of groping her in the governor’s mansion in early December 2020. Albany’s District Attorney David Soares found enough credibility in the accusation to charge the former governor in a court of law. The fallen politician, once a Democratic hopeful for president, maintains his innocence. His attorney Rita Glavin said the governor “never assaulted anyone.”

They also claim law enforcement acted improperly by “effectively pronouncing the governor guilty” in a news conference and that the motivation for the charge was purely political. Regardless of his claims of innocence, Cuomo is due to appear in court on Nov. 17.

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