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New York Attorney Drops Groping Charges Against Ex Governor Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo, 64, had been attributable to reply a summons to look in court docket on Friday.

New York:

US prosecutors stated Tuesday they had been dropping a sexual harassment case in opposition to former New York governor Andrew Cuomo who was compelled to stop over the allegations final yr.

Albany County District Legal professional David Soares stated that whereas the complainant was “credible,” his workplace wouldn’t find a way show the case past an affordable doubt.

“As such we’ve got notified the court docket that we’re declining to prosecute this matter and requesting the fees filed by the Albany County sheriff be dismissed,” he stated in a press release.

Cuomo was charged in November with a misdemeanor for forcible touching, a intercourse crime that may carry a sentence of as much as one yr in jail.

It was the primary to be filed because the once-powerful politician was compelled to resign in August following a slew of sexual harassment allegations.

The case was introduced by the sheriff’s workplace in Albany however it quickly grew to become unclear whether or not Soares would pursue the prosecution.

Cuomo, 64, had been attributable to reply a summons to look in court docket on Friday.

However Soares now turns into the third district legal professional in current weeks to shut legal probes into Cuomo’s alleged harassment of girls.

Cuomo was accused of placing his hand down the sufferer’s shirt and grabbing her left breast in December 2020.

His resignation got here after state legal professional normal Letitia James issued a report, which was not legal in nature, concluding that he sexually harassed 11 ladies, together with former staffers.

Cuomo strenuously denied the fees and claimed he was the sufferer of a political vendetta.

He gained nationwide admiration in 2020 for his straight-talking each day coronavirus briefings earlier than his spectacular fall from grace.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by The Press Reporter employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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