On Tuesday, Westchester County prosecutors said that after investigating two allegations of sexual harassment against former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo they would not be filing criminal charges against the disgraced Democrat. The prosecutors noted that while the allegations are “credible” the crimes can not be charged under New York law.
Microsoft News reports:
“Our investigation found credible evidence to conclude that the alleged conduct in both instances described above did occur. However, in both instances, my Office has determined that, although the allegations and witnesses were credible, and the conduct concerning, we cannot pursue criminal charges due to the statutory requirements of the criminal laws of New York,” Westchester County DA Miriam Rocah said in a statement Tuesday.
Rocah’s office investigated two allegations: a claim by a member of Cuomo’s security detail he’d inappropriately kissed her on the cheek, and a second by a woman who alleged the then-governor took her by the arm and kissed her cheek at a high school event.
Last week, the Nassau County DA’s office similarly said that after an investigation, it found claims against Cuomo “deeply troubling” but not criminal.
The former governor does face a misdemeanor charge in Albany County over an alleged encounter with a staffer, though that case has been beset by problems since the day it was filed, including the DA saying he had no idea it was happening.
Cuomo resigned from office in August. Since then, scandal has followed his brother Chris who until recently was a primetime host for CNN.