Nassau County DA won’t prosecute Andrew Cuomo
Nassau County, New York — According to the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, the possibility of criminal prosecution against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the district is shut down.
After a state trooper said Cuomo had touched her at Belmont Racetrack in September of 2019, prosecutors had investigated allegations of misconduct made. According to Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith, the allegations were credible and “deeply troubling,” but they weren’t criminal under New York law.
“It is important to note that our investigation was limited to alleged conduct at Belmont Racetrack, and prosecutors in other jurisdictions continue to review other allegations of misconduct by Mr. Cuomo,” Smith said. “We thank the brave individuals who came forward and cooperated with our office during this investigation, and gratefully acknowledge our colleagues, Attorney General James, and the New York State Assembly, for their diligence and collaboration.”
Cuomo’s conduct made her feel feel “completely violated,” according to the trooper.
According to Joyce, her office had finished their investigation into the September 2019 incident detailed in AG Letitia James’ report.