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Several district attorneys look into possible criminal behavior by Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Several district attorneys from around New York, including Westchester County, are looking into possible criminal behavior by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

News 12 Staff

Aug 5, 2021, 10:25 AM

Updated 1,047 days ago

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Several district attorneys from around New York, including Westchester County, are looking into possible criminal behavior by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah says her office has sent a letter to state Attorney General Letitia James requesting materials related to her investigation that Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York state employees by engaging in unwelcomed and nonconsensual touching. The purpose is to see if any of the reported conduct by Gov. Cuomo is criminal.
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Gov. Cuomo now has more to worry about than losing his job over allegations that he sexually harassed almost a dozen women. He could end up facing criminal charges in several municipalities throughout the state including Westchester.
Part of the AG's report lays out several instances of inappropriate touching and comments Cuomo made to past and current state employees, including a state trooper assigned to protect him at his former home in Mount Kisco.
The female officer claims Cuomo commented on the way she dressed, ran a finger down her back, and gave her unwanted kisses - describing the governor's behavior as 'flirtatious' and 'creepy.'
A former local sex-crimes prosecutor who spoke with News 12 says he believes the D.A. is looking for evidence of possible forcible touching. Dan Schorr says forcible touching is 'touching someone's intimate areas without their consent either to degrade or to sexually abuse them.'
Schorr adds that the misdemeanor carries a one-year maximum jail sentence.
The DA told News 12 in a statement that she feels it's appropriate to conduct a further inquiry to determine if any of the reported conduct that is alleged to have occurred in Westchester County is criminal in nature.
District attorneys from Manhattan, Albany, Oswego and Nassau County are doing the same thing.


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