Convicted identity thief Guy Cuomo worried about the reputation that Andrew Cuomo was hurting

Even a convicted identity thief didn’t want to bear the taint of a disgraced ex-government. Andrew Cuomo rubs off on him!

Guy Cuomo – who was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison this week – was so concerned at his 2021 federal trial that he urged his attorney Justin de Armas to ask a judge to let the jury know he had nothing to do with the disgraced The fallen three had to do with the incumbent governor, the Times Union reported on Friday.

“There are people out there who would associate that, would kind of resent him. I mean, it’s completely irrational,” senior US Judge Thomas McAvoy of the Northern District of New York said in his chamber, who appeared sympathetic to the idea of ​​telling the jury, according to Albany newspaper reports.

Andrew Cuomo resigned last year amid multiple scandals involving alleged sexual misconduct and a cover-up of COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents, which Cuomo has denied.

A prosecutor also apparently didn’t mind informing the jury that Guy had no relationship with Andrew Cuomo, but it remains unclear if the jury ever heard anything on the matter during the five-day trial.

Guy Cuomo hoped to distance himself from the disgraced ex-governor.
Andrew Cuomo resigned last year amid a sexual harassment scandal.
Matthew McDermott

De Armas did not return messages asking for comment on Friday.

Guy Cuomo faces years in federal prison after being convicted last November in connection with an alleged identity theft in which personal information of New Yorkers was taken from the New York State Department of Labor.

The Maryland native and his co-conspirators filed for unemployment insurance online, having obtained details from a company where he worked, called Paymerica Corporation, which searches for debtors on behalf of collectors, prosecutors say.

A press release said Paymerica made nearly $1 million from the scheme, which prosecutors say has affected up to 200,000 people across the country.

Around 70,000 New Yorkers are said to have died from COVID.
Cuomo is also accused of covering up COVID deaths at the state’s nursing homes.
Helayne Seidman

However, those damning details didn’t stop Guy Cuomo from hoping in vain that he could somehow walk free if only a judge would tell the jury at his 2021 he was not related to Andrew Cuomo.

“That would make Guy happy,” DeArmas reportedly told McAvoy.

The former governor has denied allegations of sexual harassment by several women detailed in blockbuster reports released by investigators working for the Assembly and Attorney General Letitia James.

Andrew Cuomo did not comment on Guy Cuomo's situation.
A spokesman for Andrew Cuomo called Guy Cuomo’s goal “the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard”.
Matthew McDermott

Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit against James this week, urging taxpayers to cover legal costs while he continues to fight to clear his name in the court of public opinion.

“It’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard, but not the stupidest thing I’ve read in the paper,” Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi told The Post on Friday of Guy Cuomo’s efforts to distance himself from the former governor .

“But Cuomo clearly equates to clicks,” Azzopardi added.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/12/convicted-id-thief-guy-cuomo-worried-reputation-hurt-by-andrew-cuomo/ Convicted identity thief Guy Cuomo worried about the reputation that Andrew Cuomo was hurting

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