Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faced another setback Tuesday when an ethics panel ordered the Democrat to repay $5.1 million in book profits he made at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The extraordinary resolution was approved Tuesday by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics in a 12-1 vote — coming a month after the ethics agency voted to revoke its prior approval allowing Cuomo to earn outside income from his book ‘American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic’ while he was still governor and New York was still battling the deadly viral bug,” reports the NY Post.
“The panel found Cuomo’s book proceeds should be turned over to state Attorney General Letitia James— whose office’s investigative report forced the three-term Democrat’s resignation after substantiating a slew of accusations of mistreatment and harassment leveled against the disgraced ex-governor by current and former staffers,” adds the newspaper.
“It is ordered that by no later than 30 days from the date of this resolution, Gov. Cuomo pay over to the attorney general of the State of New York an amount equal to the compensation paid to him for his outside activities related to the book,” the resolution says.
Read the full report at the NY Post.