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Cuomo to file conduct complaint against NY AG

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hits back at Attorney General Letitia James.

The embattled former governor announced he plans to file a lawsuit against the AG with a state judiciary committee that is reviewing allegations of malpractice, Cuomo’s attorneys said.

According to attorney Rita Glavin, Cuomo will personally file an ethics complaint with the New York State Bar’s attorney’s grievance committee for misconduct against James and his independent investigators Joon Kim and Anne Clarke, whose report led to the governor’s resignation.

Kim and Clarke were tasked with investigating sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo, leading to a lengthy report that was widely disputed by the former governor’s attorneys.

James released a report in August finding that the then-governor sexually harassed 11 women, prompting Cuomo’s resignation. Five district attorneys have since said they found Cuomo’s accusers credible but did not have enough evidence to press charges.

According to Glavin, investigators ignored evidence of witness tampering, witness intimidation, perjury, and the AG missed his office.

Glavin said submissions will be made to relevant district attorneys regarding perjury and witness tampering cases, “including but not limited to (accuser and former aide) Lindsey Boylan, whom the AG has ignored”.

“We have rules of professional conduct that we must follow in New York State,” Glavin said during a press briefing on Thursday, February 10. “And one of the rules that I know the governor has focused on is that attorneys should not engage in conduct that is detrimental to the administration of justice.

“The report was and always will be misleading and unreliable, unfair and without process,” Glavin said. “In the opinion of the governor, what has happened to date is a fault.”

A spokesperson for James’s office said “For months Cuomo has been hiding behind his campaign attorney and falsely yelling ‘witch hunts’ even though he has admitted to this misconduct on several occasions before.” .

“If he thinks he has a real legal case, he should go ahead and file it,” she said. “These attacks are shameful and yet another desperate charade to hide the truth: Andrew Cuomo is a serial sexual harasser.”

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