Andrew Cuomo Could Face ‘a Couple’ of Misdemeanor Charges, Sheriff Says
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said on Saturday that embattled Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could face “a couple” of misdemeanor charges following a criminal complaint that was filed this week by a former staffer, who accused Cuomo of groping her at the New York State Executive Mansion last year.
Apple explained over the weekend that the complaint by “Executive Assistant #1” is still in a “very infant stage” and that “we have a lot of fact finding to do. We’re going to conduct a very comprehensive investigation.”
Apple revealed that “from what I have read so far, I can say we’re floating around a misdemeanor, but that’s just from the Attorney General’s report. We haven’t had an in-depth interview with her,” however, “at this point, I’m very comfortable and safe saying she is, in fact, a victim,” Apple said of Executive Assistant #1.
“For over three months, Executive Assistant #1 kept this groping incident to herself and planned to take it ‘to the grave,’ but found herself becoming emotional (in a way that was visible to her colleagues in the Executive Chamber) while watching the Governor state, at a press conference on March 3, 2021, that he had never ‘touched anyone inappropriately,’” states a report released this week by New York State Attorney General Letitia James.
“There are 11 women whose accounts have been corroborated by a mountain of evidence. Any suggestion that attempts to undermine the credibility of these women or this investigation is unfortunate,” a spokesperson for James noted on Friday.
Cuomo, meanwhile, has maintained that he did nothing wrong. Democrats throughout the country are demanding his resignation or impeachment.