Andrew Cuomo apparently is the new “Teflon Don.”
Last week, the former New York Democratic governor who resigned in disgrace last year over multiple sexual harassment allegations, learned that two of those charges went away for a lack of evidence – even though the prosecutor admitted he found the two women who claimed to have been assaulted by Cuomo both credible, as The Free Press reported.
Now, The New York Post reports that Cuomo will skate on the more serious allegation against him: that he killed thousands of elderly New Yorkers because of a misguided policy that purposefully sent old people sick with COVID-19 back into nursing homes.
Elkan Abramowitz, a lawyer who had represented the governor’s office when Cuomo ran the state, told The Post that the Manhattan district attorney’s office closed the case without any further legal action because “there was no evidence to suggest that any laws were broken.”
The case was launched by a former DA, Cyrus Vance, who is a Democrat, and dropped by his successor, Alvin Bragg, another Democrat. Bragg’s office declined to elaborate on the decision.
The Post noted that some family members of those who died because of the former governor’s decision were not happy. “Letting Cuomo off the hook is a bad way to start 2022,” said Vivian Zayas, co-founder of a group called Voices For Seniors, and whose mother, Ana Martinez, died of COVID while in a nursing rehab facility.
“Fifteen thousand people lost their lives in nursing homes. It doesn’t look like prosecutors are taking this seriously. They’re basically protecting Cuomo. We are disappointed in our judicial system.”
The Post noted that Cuomo is still on the radar of the state attorney general and the federal government for his COVID policies, as well as three other local DAs for the sexual harassment charges.
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