Sheriff: Former Governor Cuomo faces ‘overwhelming’ evidence, will be ‘booked and fingerprinted’

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ALBANY, NY – Disgraced former Democratic Governor and leader of the ‘Cuomosexuals,’ Andrew Cuomo, will reportedly be booked, fingerprinted, and photographed like every other common criminal in the United States. 

Seems Cuomo’s fall from grace was much faster than his rise to fame.

Cuomo, the former shining Democrat political star, will be arrested at some point in November for allegedly grabbing a woman’s breast without her consent. 

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple confirmed that criminal charges had been filed against Cuomo and that he had every confidence those charges would be followed through with the District Attorney. 

During a recent press conference, Apple said:

“I feel very confident the district attorney is going to prosecute.”

Even though Apple has confidence the case will be filed in criminal court, those in Cuomo’s corner are crying foul as the district attorney seemingly had no knowledge the case had proceeded this far. 

Apple seemingly confirmed that he was aware that the district attorney was not in the loop, however, said the case moved through faster than he anticipated.  Even though the district attorney was not in the initial decision-making process, Apple said:

“We handled this like we handle every other investigation.  This charge fits the allegation and it fits the evidence.”

Cuomo and his staff allege that moving forward with the criminal charges by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office is nothing more than a political stunt. 

Cuomo, the former unifier for all things COVID, still believes that he is untouchable, almost as if he still thinks of himself as Sonny Corleone from ‘The Godfather.’

Regardless of any political leanings on one side of the aisle or another, all we, as Americans, can do is to hope that Apple is doing what any other law enforcement and/or judicial official should be doing, merely following the facts without any agenda. 

This is exactly as Apple has presented the case to the public, and the District Attorney.  Apple is so confident on how the case will be viewed, he states:

“He [Cuomo] will be photographed…[presumably] he will be released on his own recognizance…I think we have an overwhelming amount of evidence…[the case was] a very comprehensive and methodical investigation.”

The case that was filed against Cuomo, who was once hailed as the “single most popular politician in America,” in Albany courts on October 28th.  The criminal charge claims that Cuomo:

“did intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim…and onto her intimate body part.”

The accuser in this case, who has not been named, is believed to be 33-year-old former administrative assistant Brittany Commisso according to her lawyer. 

Commisso is one of many women who came forward this past summer with multiple allegations of sexual harassment in some form or another.

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In response to the criminal charge being filed, the attorney for Cuomo, Rita Glavin, attempted as all defense attorneys do, to deflect the information that has become public.  Glavin said:

“The Governor did not assault Ms. Commisso on Nov. 16, Nov. 25, some day in November when she was tasked with taking a photograph, Dec. 7, or any other date.” 

The comments by Glavin seemingly indicate what the defense will focus on during all hearings with this case, they believe that Commisso has varied on the details and dates of when the allegation occurred.  Glavin continued:

“What Sheriff Apple did not say today is that the allegation is totally uncorroborated and has been evolving since March.  What Sheriff Apple did say about doing a ‘separate’ investigation from the DA, with ‘our victim,’ speaks volumes about his professed objectivity.

“The timing of this charge, on the eve of Tish James announcing her run for Governor, is highly suspect and should give all of us pause that the heavy hand of politics is behind this decision.”

Whether there is any truth to Glavin’s veiled allegation that Apple is merely trying to curry favor with New York Attorney General Tish James if she were to be elected Governor is unknown. 

But, in fairness, Cuomo is the person who appointed her in the beginning to review the allegations against him in the beginning, so she could appoint investigators that were “above reproach.” 

Cuomo Special Council Beth Garvey said in February:

“The Governor’s office wants a thorough and independent review that is above reproach and beyond political interference.  Therefore, the Governor’s office has asked Attorney General Tish James to select a qualified private lawyer to do an independent review of allegations of sexual harassment.”

When asked about Glavin’s comments toward Apple and her allegation that the complaints against Cuomo are nothing more than political, Apple told the New York Post:

“We had one of our counsel reach out to her to inform her of what went down and what the next steps are, and she asked…’When’s the sheriff up for re-election?’ 

I’m assuming because then she can just play, you know, that, ‘You know what, this is a publicity grab.’  I don’t know, and I don’t care. 

The reality is, I’ve got two years left on my term, and I don’t need something like this…to run for re-election or not run for re-election…That’s the game that…some people like to play. 

They like to dirty up the cops and the investigators and the victims and try to….absolve their client, but you know what?  We’re not falling for it.”

After this story has played out in the political arena, the dust will settle and we will see if Cuomo will face the justice system as every other American, who is not rich. 

Will he actually stand trial for the allegations, that if true, are disgusting? 

Time will tell if there will be people who will believe those who have alleged sexual misconduct of Cuomo, as he pledged of those who made allegations against President Trump and now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh:

“To Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault, we believe you and we will fight for you.”

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‘It was a sex crime’: Criminal complaint charging former NY Governor Cuomo has been filed

ALBANY, NY- According to reports, on Tuesday, October 26th, a criminal complaint charging former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with a misdemeanor sex offense, was filed in court. This is the first prosecution stemming from a misconduct scandal that led to his resignation. 

 

The filing from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, accusing Cuomo of groping a woman under her blouse, has since been confirmed by a spokesman for the New York state courts. In an email statement, Lucian Chalfen referred to the alleged offense as a “sex crime.”

Investigator Amy Kowalski wrote that Cuomo “knowingly and intentionally” committed the crime of forcible touching, which is a class A misdemeanor that carries a sentence of up to a year in jail and is bail eligible. The complaint reads:

“Andrew M. Cuomo did intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim and onto her intimate body part.”

According to the sheriff’s office, Cuomo is due to appear in court on November 17th. Cuomo’s lawyer, Rita Glavin, said in a statement to local media outlets that he was innocent and questioned Sheriff Craig Apple’s handling of the case, adding, “he didn’t even tell the district attorney what he was doing.” She added:

“This is not professional law enforcement; this is politics.”

 

Reportedly, Cuomo’s accuser had not yet consented to press charges and the complaint was erroneously filed after investigators met with court officials simply to start the process of obtaining a criminal complaint. Albany County District Attorney David Soares said in a statement:

“Like the rest of the public, we were surprised to learn today that a criminal complaint was filed.”

Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said that the idea of the sheriff “accidentally” filing a criminal complaint “doesn’t pass the laugh test.” He said that the filing “reeks of Albany politics and perhaps worse.” He added:

“The truth about what happened with this cowboy sheriff will come out.”

Cuomo resigned as governor in August after over 10 years in office, following a probe detailed in a 168-page report that found he had sexually harassed 11 women. New York Attorney General Letitia James said a five-month independent investigation concluded that Cuomo had engaged in conduct that violated multiple federal and state laws.

Her office did not pursue criminal charges, but local prosecutors in several counties, including Albany, said after the report’s release that they were looking into the matter and requested evidence from the independent inquiry.

 

In a statement on Thursday, October 28th, James said:

“From the moment my office received the referral to investigate allegations that former Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, we proceeded without fear or favor. The criminal charges brought today against Mr. Cuomo for forcible touching further validate the findings in our report.”

The former governor has long denied any wrongdoing, though he has also said that he accepts “full responsibility” for what he called ill-conceived attempts to be affectionate or humorous. In announcing his resignation, he said:

“In my mind, I’ve never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn.”

 

The charge sparked celebration from Mariann Wang, a lawyer representing two other alleged harassment victims, who said the disgraced politician is “being held to account as he should be.” She added:

“We hope that all men who abuse their power by abusing women will see this and understand that there will be real consequences to their profoundly damaging behavior.”

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