Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was indicted in court Thursday with sexual assault of a former employee and will appear at the first hearing on November 17, another step in a case that forced him to resign this summer, we learned from a judicial source.
“A criminal complaint has been filed against former Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany City Court,” a New York state court spokeswoman told AFP, adding that it was related to a sexual relationship.
Diffusée par plusieurs médias, la plainte datée de jeudi et émanant du bureau du sherif du comté d’Albany, accuses l’ancien gouverneur d’attouchement forcé » le 7 décembre 2020, à sa résidence officielle, la capitale de Albany condition. This complaint merits an indictment and means that the former governor can be tried in criminal proceedings.
An Albany court announced in the evening that the former governor had been summoned to appear on November 17.
After being accused for months by former employees, the 63-year-old governor resigned on August 11, a week after publishing a damning investigative report listing the cases of 11 women who had been sexually harassed or assaulted.
An astonishing fall for this descendant of Italian immigrants, who have ruled the country’s fourth state (about 20 million people) since 2011 and was aspiring to a fourth term in 2022.
At the height of the coronavirus epidemic, when New York was the epicenter of the American earthquake in the spring of 2020, it gained the status of a national star. Through his daily, sane and reassuring press briefings, this seasoned, yet difficult and authoritarian politician has changed the dimension, the embodiment of the antithesis of Donald Trump, whose declarations of the health crisis have been seen as erratic.
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