More bad news for the Cuomo brothers, this time the eldest one, Andrew: the state of New York has ordered that he fork over more than $5 million dollars that he received from his book deal.
That order comes as the result of a 12-1 vote in the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics, a watchdog commission in the state.
The resolution, which was passed in the aforementioned vote, revoked prior approval for him to earn income outside of his state salary.
And, as Just the News reports, that change came because it recently came out that the disgraced former governor used state resources to “write” the book, which was heavily hyped up thanks to the grace Cuomo had with the media at that time:
JCOPE revoked its approval after concluding that the disgraced ex-governor had violated his commitment not to use state resources or government employees to help put together the book: “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Apparently, even New York, known for its corruption, decided that Cuomo doing a terrible job with Covid and then wasting the state’s resources to write a propagandistic book that lionized his “accomplishments” was a bridge too far.
Thus, his approval for the project was rescinded, meaning he had no right to earn money from working on the project, which was outside his purview as governor.
As a result, he now has to remit to the state all of the profits he earned on the book, which total about $5.1 million.
So, as the resolution puts it, “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.”
Cuomo and his lawyers have vowed to fight the resolution in court.
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