Albany judge dismisses Andrew Cuomo sex crime charge

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After prosecutors requested the move, an Albany judge dismissed a sex offense charge against former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) on Friday, politico report,

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Why this matters: Cuomo was accused of forcibly groping her in a 2020 incident by a former employee. It is one of several sexual misconduct allegations against the former governor, who maintained his innocence but resigned amid controversy in August.

Description: Albany County District Attorney David Soares said This week that although his office found the complainant “credible”, he did not have the necessary evidence to meet the burden of proof.

  • Albany City Court Judge Holly Trexler on Friday approved Cuomo’s motion to dismiss and seal the case.
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What are they saying: Cuomo’s attorney, Rita Glavin, said in a statement: “The case now portrays what it always was: a groundbreaking political act by a surprisingly unprofessional and evil sheriff.”

  • “As the governor has said, it simply did not happen. Today, logic and the rule of law prevailed – not politics, rhetoric or mob mentality,” she said.

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