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New York taxpayers might pay for Governor Cuomo's $ 2.5 million in authorized payments

The federal investigation into New York Governor Cuomo’s office, which allegedly falsified nursing home numbers in the state during the coronavirus pandemic, combined with multiple sexual harassment charges, is currently reported to be around $ 2.5 million. And these are costs that the taxpayer could pay.

That is a possibility, according to an Associated Press report on Tuesday.

Taxpayers will be billed for a $ 2.5 million contract for lawyers representing Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in an ongoing federal investigation into his government's handling of COVID-19 data in nursing homes. t.co/gtKp0Th7O9

– Jimmeh (@JediMVP) June 2, 2021

Taxpayers have to pay the bill

"Taxpayers will be billed for a $ 2.5 million contract for lawyers representing Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in an ongoing federal investigation into his government's handling of COVID-19 data in nursing homes, the governor said on Wednesday, ”reported the Associated Press.

AP continued, "Bills are on the rise as Cuomo and his government fight back allegations that he abused his power by sexually molesting and assaulting female employees and other women by breaking his COVID-19 book of conduct in violation of state law Ethics Laws Published and Prioritizing COVID-19 Testing to His Family in Spring 2020 and Minimizing the State's COVID-19 Deaths Among Nursing Home Residents.

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Governor Cuomo responded to this issue on Wednesday, saying, “The way it works is that the Executive Chamber has hired a lawyer. And that's a government issue. "

"It was in every investigation," added Cuomo. "So here we are now."

According to the AP, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office has approved a $ 2.5 million contract with Manhattan-based Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello.

New York taxpayers could pay Cuomo's $ 2.5 million bills for nursing home investigation https://t.co/ql08nIXJbi pic.twitter.com/e1jsGuCmTZ

– The Hill (@thehill) June 2, 2021

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Governor Cuomo denies allegations and refuses to step down

The Hill noted on Wednesday, “Cuomo said he did not use campaign or personal resources to help his lawyers. It is unclear what the final price for all legal representations will be. "

"Cuomo is facing multiple investigations, including handling the number of deaths in nursing homes during the pandemic and sexual assault allegations," The Hill reported. "The $ 2.5 million deal includes attorneys who represent Cuomo only when investigating the nursing home."

Partner Elkan Abramowitz is reportedly making over $ 900 an hour. Others at the company are reportedly earning over $ 600 an hour.

The investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Cuomo, the governor making inappropriate comments and inappropriately touching women on several occasions is a separate investigation.

However, Cuomo continues to deny these allegations.

Both Democratic and Republican New York officials called for Cuomo's resignation. However, the governor continues to insist that he will not do this.

Hello New Yorkers. Guess how much you're going to pay for @NYGovCuomo's lawyers in the nursing home investigation? According to these records, 2.5 million are out of the question. https://t.co/yxTugaxIss

– Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) June 2, 2021

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Frequent Cuomo critic and Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean tweeted on Wednesday:Hello New Yorkers. Guess how much you're going to pay @NYGovCuomo& # 39; s lawyers in the nursing home investigation? "

"According to these records, 2.5 million are out of the question," said Dean.

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