Cuomo’s Covid Era-Memoir Allegedly Used State Resources for Production and Promotion
New York’s disgraced Former Governor filed a lawsuit Friday in order to stop the New York Ethics Committee from seizing over $5 million in profits from his Covid-Era memoir, which allegedly used state resources for its production and promotion. These ill gotten gains are only the latest in a line of scandals which the corrupt former governor has been caught up in.
From the Daily Mail:
In the lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Albany, Cuomo accused the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, JCOPE, of violating his constitutional rights and showing ‘extraordinary bias against him.’
In December, JCOPE ordered Cuomo to turn over money from his book ‘American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.’
Cuomo’s camp decried the order and promised a legal fight.
Cuomo’s memoir became the subject of an investigation from the New York attorney general’s office and JCOPE last year over claims he’d used state resources to write it.
While the state of New York works to claim the $5 million manuscript of his memoir, Cuomo has sued them in what is sure to become a tooth and nail legal battle to preserve his ill gotten gains.
On top of allegedly siphoning state money to fund a profitable vanity project, in the recent past he has also been accused of sexually harassing multiple women, and his COVID-19 policies led to the deaths of numerous elderly people in New York nursing homes.
Cuomo’s corruption and penchant for lawsuits are shared by his brother, former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who is seeking $125 million from CNN as well.