January 19, 2022

The Queens County Citizen

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The court dismissed the only indictment against Cuomo

The court dismissed the only indictment against Cuomo

Albany City Court judge dismisses complaint of forced touching on former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who appeared in public for the first time since he resigned as governor.

Also read: Allegations of sexual harassment against former New York governor have been dropped

City Court Judge Holly Trexler presided over the trial, which lasted less than 10 minutes. She heard from Assistant District Attorney Jennifer McCanny that she did not oppose Cuomo’s attorney’s motion to dismiss the complaint.

“This court is well aware that the high courts have long and consistently stated that the district attorney’s office has unlimited discretion in deciding whether to prosecute a particular defendant or a particular case, and that the courts should not and should not interfere with the district attorney’s discretion,” Trexler said.

The woman behind the charge, Brittany Camisso, was one of 11 prosecutors who spoke with investigators hired by Letitia James of the New York Attorney General’s Office to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct. Former Governor.

“Today, the rule of reason and law prevails. Not politics, rhetoric or group mentality, ”Cuomo lawyer Rita Glavin said after the trial.

Cuomo’s administration is involved in a federal investigation into data management on Kovid-19 deaths in nursing homes.

The former governor is under investigation by federal prosecutors over allegations of sexual harassment.