(NewsReady.com) – The year 2021 was not the best year for disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. At least 11 women accused the Democrat of sexual harassment and assault, and he was also accused of abusing his power in many ways. Now, he might have to pay back millions of dollars.
On Tuesday, December 14, New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics ordered the former governor to return the $5.1 million he made from his book “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.” He has 30 days to turn the money over to NY Attorney General Letitia James, who will decide how to distribute the funds.
Breaking News: Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo was ordered to turn over about $5.1 million in proceeds from his 2020 pandemic memoir to the state attorney general by a New York ethics board. https://t.co/9AuW3jf3oI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 14, 2021
During Cuomo’s administration, he wrote a book about his leadership during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ethics commission approved a request by the governor to write it, allowing him to earn outside income while working for the state.
In November, the ethics commission rescinded its approval because reports revealed Cuomo had violated the agreement with the committee. He’d promised to write the book on his own time without the use of staff, but evidence later showed he used state resources and personnel to complete the novel.
It seems Cuomo’s dishonesty knows no bounds and now he will have to pay — big time.
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