New York Ethics Board Revokes Andrew Cuomo Book Deal Approval

New York Ethics Board Revokes Andrew Cuomo Book Deal Approval


Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who stepped down from his position during a sexual assault investigation, lost approval on Tuesday to publish his 2020 memoir, Politico reported.

A New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics revoked its approval of Cuomo’s book, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, and will require him to “reapply for authorization.” Besides being charged with sex crimes, the former governor is accused of covering up thousands of coronavirus deaths during the pandemic — the same time frame featured in his memoir.

“If his application is denied, the board — known by the acronym JCOPE — could attempt to force the former governor to surrender the $5.1 million he was paid for authoring,” according to the

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