Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a press convention.
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Rita Glavin, the lawyer for former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, served a notification to Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple Sr. Saturday to protect “the whole lot” regarding his workplace’s investigation of the Democrat.
Cuomo was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor sex-crime grievance alleging he forcibly touched a lady final December. The grievance got here two months after the previous governor resigned in shame following accusations of sexual harassment by practically a dozen ladies had been made in opposition to him that had been detailed in a report issued by state Legal professional Normal Letitia James. Apple’s investigator signed the felony grievance in opposition to Cuomo.
“The Governor has been unequivocal in denying these allegations since Day 1 and neither Sheriff Apple, Tish James, nor any Albany politician have proof proving in any other case,” spokesman Wealthy Azzopardi stated in a press release Saturday. “To be clear: there is no such thing as a corroborating proof of the declare made in opposition to the Governor as a result of it didn’t occur.
“What did happen was a transparent abuse of energy by the Sheriff and we plan to resolve it.”
Glavin and Apple’s workplaces didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.
Glavin is requesting Apple’s workplace protect all information between itself and Brittany Commisso, a former assistant of Cuomo who publicly recognized herself because the staffer who had informed Apple’s investigators that Cuomo manhandled her and grabbed her breast within the Govt Mansion, in addition to information from her lawyer.
She can also be requesting the workplace protect all communications between itself and the press, different legislators, the lawyer common and different public officers, amongst different paperwork.
James’ report, issued in August, stated investigators discovered that Cuomo had sexually harassed at the least 11 present and former staffers. Per the report, Cuomo allegedly touched ladies with out their consent and made inappropriate feedback.
Apple informed reporters Friday he has “an amazing quantity of proof” in opposition to Cuomo. The previous governor is because of seem in court docket Nov. 17 within the case.