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Cuomo Won't Face Criminal Charges {More than} 2 Harassment Complaints: District Attorney

Authored by Isabel van Brugen via The Epoch Times,

Former  {NY}  Gov.  Andrew Cuomo  {won’t} face criminal charges over accusations he kissed two women against their will, {on Tuesday a prosecutor in Westchester County announced.}

District Attorney Mimi Rocah  said in a statement  {that although her office’s investigation found credible evidence {to summarize} that the alleged conduct in both cases did occur,|that although her office’s investigation found credible evidence {to summarize} that the alleged conduct in both full cases did occur,} {she’d} not be pursuing criminal charges {contrary to the} Democrat.{

Rocah said her office a&nbsp conducted;}“thorough investigation” into allegations against Cuomo, and “has determined that, {even though} allegations and witnesses were credible, and the conduct concerning, {we can not} pursue criminal charges {because of the} statutory requirements of the criminal laws of {NY}.”

Cuomo, who ran {NY} for {ten years}, resigned in August {carrying out a} slew of accusations from multiple women who accused him of unwanted sexual advances and contact. {He’s got} denied sexually harassing anyone or touching anyone inappropriately and said that {a few of} his behavior to others {could possibly be} misconstrued.

{In another of} the encounters investigated by Westchester County, {a lady} state trooper said she was {working} in the security detail outside Cuomo’s home in Mount Kisco when she asked the governor in the driveway if he needed anything.

She said Cuomo “responded by asking her if he could kiss her,” and said she feared ramifications if she denied his request, and answered: “Sure.{”

Cuomo then “said something to {the result} of,|”

Cuomo “said something to {the result} of then,} ‘Oh, I’m not {likely to} do that’ or ‘unless that’s {contrary to the} rules,’” Rocah said in her statement.

{The next} allegation involved {a female} who said Cuomo grabbed her arm, pulled her toward him, and kissed her on the cheek without her consent {as the} pair were at {a meeting} at White Plains {SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL}.

Rocah’s statement noted that {your choice} {never to} pursue criminal charges against Cuomo is “unrelated” to potential civil liability, {which may} be beyond her jurisdiction.

Rocah said in a statement that her office will “{continue steadily to} recognize the bravery of {the ladies} and witnesses {who’ve} cooperated with {police}.”

“We remain {focused on} supporting them and all survivors,” she said.

“As {in every} cases of alleged misconduct, {my Office will investigate such claims {regardless of} {the positioning} or status of the accusers or the accused.|my Office will investigate such claims {regardless of} the status or position of the accusers or the accused.}”

Rocah {may be the} second {NY} prosecutor {to choose} against pursuing criminal charges against Cuomo. Days earlier, Joyce Smith, the acting district attorney in Nassau County, on Long Island, probed {another} allegation and {figured} {it had been} “deeply troubling” but “not criminal under {NY} law.”

Cuomo resigned {following the} office of {NY} Attorney General Letitia James issued a damning report that concluded Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. Several county prosecutors said {they might} investigate complaints {within their} jurisdictions.

The former governor also faced investigations over his office’s efforts to mask from lawmakers the extent of COVID-19 deaths in {assisted living facilities}. {Circumstances} ethics board later concluded he improperly used state employees {to greatly help} write a book about his leadership skills, {that} he received a $5.1 million advance.

The U.S. Department of Justice also opened {a study} {in to the} complaints of workplace sexual harassment by Cuomo, {{in accordance with} records released by state lawmakers this month.|this month {in accordance with} records released by state lawmakers.}

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