“While many have opinions regarding the charges against the former governor, the Albany County DA’s Office is the only agency charged with proving elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. reason,” Soares said in a statement. “While we have found the complainant in this case to be cooperative and trustworthy, after reviewing all available evidence, we have concluded that we cannot meet the burden of We have therefore notified the Court that we refuse to prosecute this matter and request that the charges filed by the Albany County Sheriff be dismissed.”
The criminal charge is the only result from a report by the New York Attorney General’s Office that found Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. The decision to suspend criminal prosecution is not related to any possible civil liability.
Two other prosecutor’s offices – in Westchester County and Nassau County – refuse to charge Cuomo about allegations that occurred in their jurisdictions.
The charge was based on the account of Brittney Commisso, who accused Cuomo of groping her breasts during the encounter at the governor’s mansion.
Cuomo denies doing anything evil.
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Commisso was an executive assistant in Cuomo’s office and was accused of having a pattern of inappropriate behavior that began with “sexually provocative and flirtatious comments, then climbed up to hug her, kiss her. up her cheek, sometimes turning his head to brush her lips, touching her butt several times, massaging her butt while ‘selfing’ with her, and finally reaching under her shirt and groping her breasts it,” according to a report from the New York State Congressional Judiciary Committee.
Commisso met with the Albany County District Attorney’s Office Monday and was informed of its decision. Judge Holly Trexler of the City of Albany Court on Tuesday met with both the District Attorney’s Office and Cuomo’s attorneys.
Commisso attorney Brian Premo said: “She has no control over filing or prosecuting criminal charges. “She has no authority or voice in those decisions. The only thing she has any power over is her determination to continue to speak the truth and seek justice in a proper civil action, which she will do in due time.”
Cuomo was scheduled to appear at Albany City Court at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Both district attorneys in Westchester and Nassau said they found the charges credible but not criminal.
The US Department of Justice is conducting a civil investigation into the allegations, and other New York district attorneys are still investigating the claims in their own jurisdictions.
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