Disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo could prevail and keep the profits from his controversial $5.1 million book deal despite a reversal by the state’s ethics watchdog agency of its approval for him to write the book, legal experts tell The Post.
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics voted 12-1 Tuesday to revoke its prior approval of the book contract — paving the way to potentially impose fines or claw back profits.
But legal experts said they wouldn’t bet the ranch that JCOPE’s action would withstand a court challenge by Cuomo because of its history of dysfunction and politically driven decisions.
One former appointee who served on JCOPE described its actions and deliberations over the years as “inconsistent” and “bizarre.”
Former JCOPE commissioner Ellen Yaroshefsky