DOJ probing Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment claims, contract reveals
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference, on May 10, 2021 in New York.
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The U.S. Justice Department is probing claims of sexual harassment by former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a newly disclosed document reveals.
Cuomo already was known to be facing criminal investigations by various New York state district attorneys for conduct toward women.
The three-term incumbent Democrat resigned in August after a damning investigation commissioned by state Attorney General Letitia James concluded Cuomo had sexually harassed at least 11 women, a number of whom worked for his administration.
The federal investigation by the DOJ was disclosed in a legal services contract the office of current Gov. Kathy Hochul signed with the law firm Wilkie Farr & Gallagher.
The contract is posted on the state Controller’s website.
The New York Post first reported news of the contract after obtaining it through a Freedom of Information Law request.
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